Synopsis by Mark Deming
Chuck Braverman directed this documentary look at a last-chance disciplinary camp for troubled youngsters. Eagle Academy in Belle Glade, FL, is an educational institution that makes discipline its first priority; modeled after a Marine Corps boot camp, Eagle Academy was designed to instill an appreciation of order and authority into youths between the ages of 13 and 18 who've been a problem for their parents, teachers, and peers. High School Boot Camp follows a new class of students at the academy showing how they respond to 4 a.m. reveille, daily drills, abrasive drill instructors, and the constant challenges to their old way of life.
academy, behind-the-scenes, boot-camp [military], challenge, competition, discipline, drill-instructor, graduation, high-school, life-changes, quest, self-determination, teenagers, training-program