WNY Maritime Charter School has a vast array of resources to support best teaching practices. Various academic impact documents have been created as a result of our collaborative discussions. We tackle controversial issues that some schools do not tackle, such as grading, homework, the role of technology in learning, communication skills and a rigorous discipline policy that other schools cannot match. Structure and a conservative approach to thematic issues and topics are key foundations for our school even though student creativity, analysis and critical thinking, in this day and age, are honored by staff. Our school supports the tenets of loving one's country, honoring our armed forces, and realizing the importance of the chain of command. We do not just graduate amazing cadets. We graduate leaders!