Cadet Core Guide (Updated 16DEC2020)
Thank you for considering a Cadet Core MSPLP (Military Styled Private Leadership Program)! We offer private military styled leadership programs to any school. Please bookmark and save this page as it contains all the information you will need to start a program, including download links to free resources! This page can be directly accessed from https://www.cadetcore.com/guide
STEP 1: Download Free Resources!
Left click on any of the PDF Icons below to download the indicated PDF file:
Download The Cadet Core Guide Below
JROTC vs. NDCC vs. Cadet Core MSPLP
Download The Cadet Core Student Interest Survey Below
Download The Cadet Core Brochure Below
Download The Cadet Core Course Catalog Below
Download The Cadet Core Teaching Standards Below
Download The Cadet Core Introduction Below
STEP 2: Review Yearly Pricing
All tiers include full access to our Cadet Core curriculum database, training, services, support, and sustainment on a year round basis as long as the school account remains active. The higher the tier the better percentage of a uniform discount you receive. Tiers can be upgraded or downgraded each year as desired. There are no contracts. Please note: custom orders that fall outside of the above tiers are available on a case by case basis upon request. Additional individual uniforms and items can be purchased separately throughout the year by emailing us with a quote or invoice request.
Tier 1 is $5,130.45 and is recommended for schools with less than 500 total students. Tier 1 provides 10 Cadet Core Tactical Uniforms at a bulk discount rate of 5%, saving you $138.45 from the retail price if the uniforms were purchased separately.
Download The Tier 1 Quote / Invoice Below
Tier 2 is $9,976.03 and is recommended for schools with 501 to 1000 total students. Tier 2 provides 30 Cadet Core Tactical Uniforms at a bulk discount rate of 10%, saving you $830.67 from the retail price if the uniforms were purchased separately.
Download The Tier 2 Quote / Invoice Below
Tier 3 is $17,562.82 and is recommended for schools with 1001 to 1500 total students. Tier 3 provides 64 Cadet Core Tactical Uniforms at a bulk discount rate of 15%, saving you $2,658.14 from the retail price if the uniforms were purchased separately.
Download The Tier 3 Quote / Invoice Below
Tier 4 is $35,726.80 and is recommended for schools with over 1500 total students. Tier 4 provides 150 Cadet Core Tactical Uniforms at a bulk discount rate of 20%, saving you $8,306.70 from the retail price if the uniforms were purchased separately.
Download The Tier 4 Quote / Invoice Below
STEP 3: Involve Your Team
Include your leadership team and key decision makers (principals, directors, superintendents, etc.) in your decision to move forward and seek approval from them if needed. Express your intent to start the Cadet Core and decide whether or not you want to offer the program during school as a board approved elective, or as an after school club, or both. Some administrators such as the curriculum director and counselors will likely want to look at the program specifics so that they can link the information with their already established processes. Please refer them to the above links and PDF documents available for download. For example, the Cadet Core survey is a great form for students to fill out to gauge interest, the Cadet Core brochure is a great print out to give to students and parents and the Cadet Core introduction is great for group presentations.
STEP 4: Select Your Instructor
Decide whether you already have someone on staff who can teach the program or if you need to hire a new staff member. Most schools that offer the Cadet Core during school require that the teacher have some form of active certification in any subject. However, if you are offering the program as after school only you will likely have more flexibility in selecting an instructor, as club sponsors usually do not require a teaching certificate. If you are able to hire a teacher already on staff at your school, you may be able to save a considerable amount of money.
Please note: Cadet Core is usually marked as a board or district approved elective and coded to fit the subject matter based on your state's course offerings and available coding; for example: leadership development, practical living, military science, military skills, and so on. Please ensure that the course code matches the series of codes listed under the instructor's teaching certificate if necessary! If your school has curriculum director he/she should be able to help you with class codes. Please do not use federal JROTC course codes for Cadet Core classes!
Step 5: Get Approval (If Needed)
If necessary, propose the Cadet Core to your board or approving officials, including all costs associated with the program to include tier package cost as well as instructor cost if hiring someone new. Feel free to use any of the above links and downloadable PDF documents on our site in your presentation to your board or approving officials. If the board requires a business proposal, contract, itemized invoice, or any other type of document please let us know.
Step 6: Keep US Informed
Once approved, notify us via email that you have been approved and include any additional information that is necessary such as instructor information if available. We will need the email address and phone number of the instructor so that we may provide online teacher training services once the order is placed.
Step 7: Place Your Order
Download the desired tier quote/invoice PDF file listed above or send us an email request for custom orders if necessary. If you are a public school using a purchase order please email a signed copy of the purchase order so that it can be processed faster. Should you need to include our company information on any order, our company name is Cadet Core LLC and our address is as follows:
Cadet Core LLC
330 Eastern Bypass
STE 1 PMB 239
Richmond, KY 40475.
Our main office number is 502-414-3411. Please send all check payments to the above address as well.
Please note: Cadet Core LLC will NOT process any orders for services, clothing, equipment, etc. until either payment is received in advance (required for private schools) or an approved and signed purchase order authorization is completed and emailed to us (purchase orders are for public schools only). Once an order is processed the instructor services and support may be shared within 24 hours, however the lead time for clothing and equipment fulfillment is around 3-6 weeks depending on the size of the order and our order volume. All invoices are expected to be paid in full.
Step 8: Promote The Program
Schedule, promote, and conduct a student interest meeting (hopefully led by the incoming instructor with support from the administrative team) to generate student interest. The meeting should be upbeat, informative, and interesting in a way that promotes student interest in the Cadet Core. Use the above links and downloadable PDF documents as part of your presentation. These resources (brochure, introduction, course catalog, etc.) are supplementary and should be mixed in with the instructor's custom presentation/speech to deliver a unique experience that gives the students an overall idea of what to expect and whether they want to commit. This is important because it will reduce the number of students who drop from the program during the semester or school year and begin to foster the instructor’s rapport with the students.
Step 9: Enroll Students
Add the Cadet Core to the curriculum offering and begin enrollment as soon as possible. We do not have a minimum or a maximum student requirement; as long as you are happy with your program numbers, that is all that matters to us!
Step 10: Work Together Every Year
The school, instructor, and our office will continue to work together throughout the school year (and each year following an active program) to ensure a high quality successful Cadet Core at your school! Each year that the program renews an additional tier package order must be processed to continue instructor services and support as well as more clothing and equipment for student use. As your program grows throughout the years your school will acquire more uniforms, equipment, and resources. We recommend that you sell the uniforms to students who are interested in buying them so that you can minimize the cost of the program to your school and have the ability budget each year for new orders.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How do we find an instructor?
A1: By far the most frequently asked question is about the instructor. The answer will vary based on your school resources. Some schools have a teacher in their building or district who is a veteran, former police officer, or military minded person who would serve students well in a military styled class. This is the best option since that person is likely already a certified teacher and already on the payroll which can help save money. Other schools do not have a person who is a clear obvious fit and need to post the position for a teacher/sponsor. Schools who post a position sometimes have a hard time getting applicants not because people are uninterested but because people do not know about the opportunity. Keep in mind that most veterans do not come from a traditional education background and are not actively reviewing school/district job vacancies for a position. If you reach out to local veteran posts/groups such as the American Legion for example, you will often find many veterans who are interested in helping schools, some of which might have an educational background. These communities might be able to help you find a local veteran who is actively involved in the community and a great fit as an instructor/sponsor for the program. However, if you still cannot generate solid interest, we might need to look at networking websites for qualified applicants. In our modern day veterans use social and job prospecting sites such as LinkedIn.com, indeed.com, and monster.com to find jobs they are interested in and qualified to perform. As an example, if you create a free job post on indeed.com advertising the position and you link to the application posted at your school/district, you can often generate dozens of qualified candidates to screen and interview for the position. If you cannot or do not want to advertise the position application yourself, we can help. Just send us the link to the position application and we will take care of it.
Q2: Do you offer grants or offer this program for free to schools?
A2: Because we are a private program independent of government control we do not have the ability to work with government entities to enable grants at this time, nor do we know of any organizations that are actively issuing grants for military styled leadership programs. We are actively looking at working with businesses for grant partnerships at local schools, but that is a process that will take some time. In the meantime, we cannot offer a grant toward the program at your school and we cannot offer the program for free at your school due to the logistical and operational costs that each program incurs for our company.