Coaching & Extra Curricular Activities

Learning to Work with Others while Achieving Personal Goals

Beyond the Classroom

A rich and well-balanced cadet life includes a comprehensive athletic program that builds both a strong body and a student’s self confidence carrying with it varying degrees of honor and responsibility representing Howe and the cadet corps. We believe knowing how to recover from failure, winning gracefully, and understanding how to be a team player are all qualities that help cadets develop the personal and professional skills of an effective leader.

The athletic program, at Howe, prepares students for a lifetime of physical fitness.  Students must participate in 2 interscholastic sports over the course of the school year and may elect to do an intramural or a third interscholastic sport for their third season. A student’s ability to compete, however, is determined by their PAR, conduct status and grade point average.

The military Department also sponsors a Drill Team, a Rifle Team, and an adventure group called the Raiders. Other offerings to your son or daughter include many liberal arts programs like band, theatre, and choir.

Traditional Sports

Howe offers a wide variety of traditional athletic opportunities throughout the year and in every season. Our current sports include:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse
  • Weight Lifting
  • Wrestling

JROTC Competitions

Howe offers many JROTC programs including the Drill Team and the Rifle Team. Both groups compete throughout the year with other schools.

Liberal Arts Activities

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Band

Our cadets have the opportunity to participate in learning the instrument of their choice.

Speech Team

This team provides students the opportunity to polish their speaking & acting skills.

Choir

Students also have the opportunity to learn music through voice training in the choir.

CyberPatriot

This competitive group puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals.

Student Groups

Unique Experiences for your Child

Each year, barring poor conduct or academic performance, cadets participate in two interscholastic sports. We believe knowing how to recover from failure, winning gracefully, and understanding how to be a team player are all qualities that help cadets develop the personal and professional skills of an effective leader.

The Raiders

The Raiders are an adventure group that focus on Physical Fitness and working together as a team.

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts improve their boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, and service experiences.

Cannon Crew

The Cannon Crew fires the cannon during battalion parades and other special events in the community.

Flag Detail

The flag detail is a group of cadets who raise and lower the American flag every morning and afternoon.

Iron Guard

The Iron Guard is a group of cadets who form an aisle of raised sabres in which the senior class walks through during special events.

Color Guard

The Color Guard presents the national and state colors at school and community events.

Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship club meets throughout the year to develop a business plan for a new product and presents their plan in the Launch LaGrange County competition in the Spring.

LIFE

LaGrange Independent Foundation for Endowments (LIFE) is a youth philanthropy group that provides an opportunity for young people to gain experience in community service and charitable giving.

NHS

The National Honors Society serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

The only High School PADI Educational Facility in the United States

SCUBA Program at Howe

Howe Military Academy, through the services of Bishop Diving, offers PADI Certified SCUBA Training for any interested cadets.

SCUBA sessions usually occur 2-3 times per week during the athletic sports practice time and some weekends.  Our SCUBA instructor, Mr. Chuck Bishop, tries to plan at least one or two major diving trips throughout the school year for cadets to experience large open-water diving.  Recent trips have included a dive at the Gilboa Quarry in Ohio, a dive in Cozumel, Mexico, and a trip to Florida.