The Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy (OMI) develops leaders of character by providing a rigorous seven-year college preparatory program to promote excellence in the four pillars of academics, leadership, citizenship, and athletics.
The demanding ACADEMIC program consists of language arts, math, science, history, world languages, fine arts, leadership, and physical fitness training. OMI seeks and supports students who have ambition and are ready to take responsibility for their own learning. OMI also offers honors, advanced placement, and college-level courses.
Cadets learn what is expected of them at the Summer Camp before their enrollment at OMI, a camp that thoroughly introduces new students to the CITIZENSHIP expectations of the school. The disciplinary system, patterned after the military model, is fair and predictable. It uses a merit and demerit system that provides both positive and negative consequences.
ATHLETICS is an integral part of the total educational experience here at OMI. OMI cadets are provided frequent opportunities to participate in interscholastic and intramural individual and team athletic development activities and competitions. In addition to fulfilling physical fitness goals, being involved in athletics provides cadets with opportunities to develop leadership skills and to learn the ideals of fair play and ethical behavior necessary for competition and cooperation in our society.
The military framework of the school develops LEADERSHIP. It promotes a sense of pride and community. It requires cadets to wear a proper complete uniform each school day and begin each day with a formation that includes patriotic exercises. All cadets participate as members of the California Cadet Corps and are assigned to units within a military chain of command (squads, platoons, companies, and battalions within the Corps of OMI Cadets).