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Welcome to West Point Prep
The purpose of the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) is to prepare candidates selected by the United States Military Academy Admission’s office for the academic, physical, and military challenges of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Selected students (cadet candidates) are high school graduates or enlisted personnel from the Active, Reserve or National Guard force.
The U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School, known as USMAPS, the Prep School, or West Point Prep, was formally established in 1946, but the "history" of "prepping" of soldiers for West Point has been done since Congress enacted legislation in 1916 authorizing appointments for Soldiers to West Point. The school exists today as an "avenue of opportunity" to a carefully selected group of Soldiers and civilians by providing them the academic, leadership and physical skills that will prepare them for success as cadets at the United States Military Academy.
Located on the grounds of the US Military Academy, West Point Prep prepares cadet candidates for West Point with a foundation that will last them beyond admission to the Academy and well into the future as leaders of character for the nation.
USMAPS is primarily an academic institution that accepts students and Soldiers from diverse backgrounds and challenges them to meet and exceed West Point's rigorous admission standards. As a military school with a career focus, USMAPS also develops the foundation of professional and physical attributes needed for growth as an officer in the U.S. Army.
USMAPS Overview USMAPS Calendar

MAR 14 - MAR 22, 2015 Spring Break (Cadet Candidates released at 1:00 p.m. on 13 MAR)
15 MAY 2015 Graduation Review & Graduation Ball (Exact timeline to be published) 
16 MAY 2015 Commencement Ceremony (Begins at 10:00 a.m.)
16 MAY 2015 Cadet Candidates (Not attending STAP) will be released around 2:30 p.m.
18 - 29 MAY, 2015 STAP Period (Select Cadet Candidates only)
​ ​                                                  CLASS OF 2016 KEY DATES
​JUL 20, 2015 ​Reception "R" Day - Class of 2016 Reports to West Point
​JUL 20 - AUG 9, 2015 Cadet Candidate Basic Training (CCBT)
AUG 10 - AUG 14, 2015 ​Reorganization Week
SEP 5 - SEP 7, 2015 ​Labor Day Weekend
​​OCT 10 - OCT 12, 2015 ​Columbus Day Weekend
​OCT 23 - OCT 25, 2015 ​Parent's Weekend
NOV 26 - NOV 29, 2015 ​Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (Cadet Candidates will be relased at 1:00 p.m. on 25 NOV)
DEC 19 - JAN 3, 2016 ​Winter Break (Cadet Candidates will be released at 1:00 p.m. on 18 DEC)
​JAN 16 - JAN 18, 2016 ​Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
FEB 13 - FEB 15, 2016 ​President's Day Weekend
MAR 12 - MAR 20, 2016 ​Spring Break (Cadet Candidates will be released at 1:00 p.m. on 11 MAR)
​MAY 13 - MAY 14, 2016 ​Graduation Activities