California Cadet Corps, 3rd Brigade, 702nd Batallion

James Curran Middle School, 3rd Brigade, California Cadet Corp

James Curran Middle School, 3rd Brigade, 702 Battalion, California Cadet Corps, along with our BCSD Board Members and our Superintendent, Dr. Rob Arias

The CACC Mission is “to provide California schools and students with a quality educational and leadership development program that prepares students for success in college and the work force.” 

The Goals of the CACC are outlined in the tenets of the Cadet Code (spelling out the mnemonic device LEADERSHIP) which encourage:

  • Loyalty – To self, others, and civic and government institutions.
  • Education – The success of all cadets in academic endeavors, including staying in school and pursuing higher education.
  • Ambition – Striving for excellence and lofty goals.
  • Duty – Lifelong habits of responsible behavior, excellent attendance, and punctuality.
  • Enthusiasm – A zest for life’s challenges.
  • Respect – cooperation with school and public policies, regulations, and laws and respect for the dignity of all persons as well as an appreciation for the rich heritage of America and California.
  • Service – To others, our state, our nation, and world.
  • Health – Fitness and wellness, including avoidance of gangs, illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
  • Integrity – Positive choices by cadets with regards to private and public behavior.
  • Personal courage – Say no to that which is wrong and stand up for what is right.

The six CACC Objectives are to:

  • Develop LEADERSHIP.
  • Engender CITIZENSHIP.
  • Encourage PATRIOTISM.

The California Military Department has published an extensive curriculum that includes such topics as:

  • Leadership theory, management, and practical application of leadership theory
  • Basic Military Drill
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Map and Compass Reading and Orienteering
  • Patriotic activities
  • Citizenship
  • Study skills, test-taking skills, and note-taking skills
  • Conflict mediation and anger management
  • Physical fitness and wellness
  • Individual, dual, and team sports
  • Health education
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Reading and writing strategies
  • and much more

Curran Middle School

1116 Lymric Way
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Marilyn Strongin

Karin Harmon
Vice Principal

Kevin McGrath
Vice Principal

Sara Rowe
Campus Supervisor

Stacy Dangelo
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 2 Academic

Leah Anthony
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 2 Academic

David Feliscian
Behavior Intervention Specialist, Tier 2

Rolanda Tyler
Teacher Intervention Specialist, Tier 3 Behavior

Misty Haggard
Academic Coach


Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.