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academy

an educational establishment established and maintained by a person who has entered into an agreement with the Secretary of State so to do, in England and Wales. As well as any special requirements in the contract, the school must have a curriculum that meets the current legal requirements but with an emphasis on a particular subject area or areas as specified in the agreement. It must provide education for pupils of different abilities who are wholly or mainly drawn from the area in which the school is situated. Any payments due under the agreement by the Secretary of State are dependent on the fulfilment of conditions and requirements imposed for the purpose of securing that no charge is made in respect of admission to (or attendance at) the school or, subject to such exceptions as may be specified in the agreement, in respect of education provided at the school.
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The conversion of a Dewsbury primary school brings the total number of academies in Kirklees to 18 - and many of those are in Dewsbury and Batley.
Each year, members of Congress submit nominations of students from their districts for admission to the nation's four service academies -- the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Students eligible for support services through the Saturday or Afternoon Academies were determined to be academically at risk on at least one of the following criteria: (A) DSTP and Stanford Achievement Test Ninth Edition (SAT9) scores from the previous academic year which would indicate that successfully passing of future state testing would be problematic and may hinder a student's opportunity to graduate to another class or out of secondary school altogether.
This relationship improved only when the first graduates of Great Russian seminaries and academies, founded in the immediate post-Petrine era, embarked upon their episcopal careers during Catherine the Great's reign.
As a means of producing military officers, a service academy is a perfect Plant A--more expensive (academy commissions cost about $250,000 apiece, compared to about $65,000 for those coming from ROTC and about $25,000 for those earned through OCS), less productive (the academies together produce only about 16 percent of all new officers, compared to 64 percent for ROTC and 20 percent for OCS), and with no discernible difference in the results (when compared to the other officer pipelines, Academy graduates don't outperform other officers).
And, the academies point out, some would argue that such a commitment should not be made at this time--"particularly because a manned program would require a large commitment of U.
More than 400,000 students are active in academies in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world.
In the past two decades, citizen police academies (CPAs) have become increasingly popular among American police agencies of all sizes.
Yet besides Kings Point there are six state maritime academies providing a pool of trained sailors in case of emergency.
Previously, the three colleges were run as independent regional academies.
NEWHALL - Students interested in careers in the armed services will have a chance to meet representatives of the nation's military academies Thursday at Hart High School.
Incredibly, this dance school, which claims to be the world's largest, receives almost no acclaim compared to the more famous Paris Opera and Bolshoi academies.

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