Welcome from the Commandant

Congratulations and welcome to Carson Long Military Academy. Throughout the year, new cadets will be challenged and rewarded in their pursuit of academic excellence and leadership development.

As the Commandant, I am responsible for the safety, health and welfare, physical well-being, accountability, mentorship, and discipline of the corps of cadets. My staff and I also handle housing, cadet activities, and many other aspects of your cadet's daily life. The key to success at Carson Long is having the parents and guardians providing encouragement for their cadets and communicating with staff on a regular basis. It usually takes at least six weeks of experiencing all phases (academics, physical fitness, corps structure, and cadet life) to settle into a routine and adjust to a new environment.

There are three important steps to successfully integrating new cadets into the corps. The first step is for cadets to arrive in good physical and mental condition, willing to engage themselves thoroughly in the program. During the first weeks, we will help them adapt to a new environment and develop study skills and conflict management skills. The second step is for cadets to become familiar with CLMA's policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, holding themselves accountable to uphold and follow those rules and regulations. The third step is for the school to quickly establish a strong partnership with parents to facilitate good "two-way" communications and for cadets to provide accurate information to their parents/guardians. We strongly encourage frequent visits to our website, which has the most accurate school calendar of activities and events and other current news and information.

Carson Long's staff is well-trained and highly qualified, focused on the corps of cadets 24 hours a day/7 days a week whenever school is in session. When you have building or behavioral issues concerning your cadet, the first person you should contact is one of your cadet's faculty officers. Faculty officers will know the most about your cadet and be able to assist you in the shortest amount of time. Your cadet's faculty officers work closely with other teachers, academic advisors, and administration, and will be able to direct you to the right individuals for academic, athletic, administrative, or health-related issues. The name of the faculty officers and their e-mails are the first piece of information that your cadet should provide you after his arrival. All e-mail addresses are available on our website. You can also call the main office - 717-582-2121 - during normal business hours to get assistance.

Thank you and welcome to the CLMA family!

LTC MARK SOMMERVILLE

Carson Long Military Academy
200 North Carlisle Street New Bloomfield, PA 17068

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