CLD & California Cadet Corps

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Character and Leadership Development Program Overview

CLD classes are a fantastic way to engage with other students in the Altus Schools family. We have sites across the region where students can participate in fun team-building activities. In our classes, students learn ways to help the community and get outside with a CLD coach for fitness and team sports for all abilities.

Our classes are A-G elective approved and can count towards either general elective or physical education (PE) credits. Once a student has participated in CLD classes for a year they can apply to become a member of the Leadership Group as part of the California Cadet Corps, creating leaders since 1911.

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CLD classes have rotating instruction including one week inside to review CACC curriculum and one week outside for team-building and physical exercises. Students attend 10 weeks of classes to earn a PE or elective credit.

Character and Leadership Development (CLD) classes offer:

  • Student engagement and physical fitness for middle school and high school students.
  • University of California A-G elective approved credits.
  • Physical education (PE) or general elective credits toward graduation requirements.
  • Opportunity to become a member of the Leadership Group as part of the California Cadet Corps, developing students into leaders since 1911.

Our CLD students are kind, caring, and respectful. They develop skills to become leaders and pursue opportunities for their future. Join today to experience Character Building, Confidence Boosting, Learning New Skills, Practicing Leadership, and so much more!

See the latest CLD flyer to find the current CLD schedule, sites, and coaches: CLD Flyer 23-24

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California Cadet Corps Program Overview

California Cadet Corps (CACC) has been creating student leaders since 1911. Altus schools host the CACC as part of its Character and Leadership Development (CLD) program. Leadership Cadets at Altus schools help plan and action events for San Diego, Southern California, and the entire state through the distinct levels of structure in CACC. Our CACC cadets learn how to manage time, work with other cadets, and balance their academics in pursuit of their own professional development.

Cadets in CACC in Altus Schools have gone on to be successful at four-year universities, military academies, and private industry. The skills and life lessons learned in CACC benefit our cadets in both their present and future goals. Leadership Cadets start their experience in CLD classes then apply to be part of the CACC team.

CACC Leadership Cadets at Altus Schools enjoy:

  • A-G approved elective credit
  • Skills for scholarships and college applications
  • Professional networking
  • Event planning and action

Leadership Cadets represent the principles of Altus schools across the state of California as they network with over 7,000 cadets and adult leaders. Talk to your teacher about the credited leadership opportunities offered at Altus schools.

Learn more about leadership opportunities for Altus students on the California Cadet Corps Site.

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