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Stanislaus Military Academy @ Teel


  • Located in Empire, CA at the Roma Teel Campus.
  • Comprehensive high school education in a military-style environment.
  • Open to students who are referred to the Stanislaus County Educational Options Program by their school/district of residence.
  • The core values of the academy are: Commitment, Discipline, Respect, Courage, and Honor.
  • Cadets are required to memorize and be able to explain each Core Value.
  • Cadets are encouraged to live by the Core Values in order to be successful in life.


  • Independent Study - Students meet with their teacher once per week and complete assignments at home.
  • Modified Independent Study - Students attend school for part of the week and complete assignments at home for the other part of the week.



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Mission Statement

Mission Statement 
  • The Stanislaus Military Academy recognizes that each student is an individual, that all students are creative, and that all students have a right to succeed.
  • We will focus on the development of academic, social, and character skills to optimize each student's potential.
  • We are committed to providing a quality education that will prepare students for a college and career-ready environment.

Key Contacts

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Daniel Vannest


Claudia Ruiz

Administrative Assistant II
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Elizabeth Ferreira

Attendance Secretary
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Norma Garibay

School Counselor
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Celine Tews

Guidance Technician

Jesus Verduzco

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