Great Lakes Anchor Academy (GLAA) will be a general admissions public middle (and high school) in Mt. Clemens that provides students (cadets) with the mathematics, science and technology skills, and Maritime exposure that will enable them (if they choose) to attend selective universities and colleges, and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and service in the global economy.
Our goal in creating Great Lakes Anchor Academy isn’t to create soldiers but to:
INSTILL ethics and good citizenship as well as a sense of respect and honor for self, family, school, community, and country
DEVELOP a life-long interest in maritime research and exploration. (Our water supply in Michigan puts us in a very unique position in the world!)
RECOGNIZE and HONOR the veterans of the United States of America that have so selflessly given of themselves
BUILD a foundation of self esteem & confidence so that every student realizes his/her own leadership potential
TEACH effective communication, logical thinking skills, life management skills, and the ability to work cooperatively with others
MOTIVATE every student to graduate from high school and pursue a successful career of his/her CHOICE