ANNEX 8 - Relevant provisions of the Military Schools Internal Regulations (RI/CM)
Military Schools Internal Regulations (RI/CM)
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, THEIR PRINCIPLES
Art. 1. The Military Schools (CM) are Educational Institutions (EE) that offer basic education at the elementary and secondary levels and come directly under the Preparatory and Welfare-oriented Educational Directorate (DEPA), in conformity with art. 1, paragraphs 2, 3, and 4, of Administrative Rule No. 397 of August 12, 2002, handed down by the Army Commander.
Sole paragraph. The CMs are as follows:
I - Colégio Militar de Brasília (CMB, established in 1978).
II - Colégio Militar de Belo Horizonte (CMBBH, established in 1955/1993).
III - Colégio Militar de Curitiba (CMC, established in 1958/1993).
IV - Colégio Militar de Campo Grande (CMDG, established in 1993).
V - Colégio Militar de Fortaleza (CMF, established in 1919/1961).
VI - Colégio Militar de Juiz d Fora (CMJF, established in 1993).
VII - Colégio Militar de Manaus (CMM, established in 1971).
VIII - Colégio Militar de Porto Alegre (CMPA, established in 1912/1961).
IX - Colégio Militar de Recife (CMR, established in 1959/1993).
X - Colégio Militar de Rio de Janeiro (CMRJ, established in 1889).
XI - Colégio Militar de Salvador (CMS, established in 1957/1993).
XII - Colégio Militar de Santa Maria (CMSM, established in 1994).
PRINCIPLES, PURPOSES, AND FOUNDATIONS
Art. 2. The CMs, henceforward identified as participants of a subsystem of the Army’s Educational System, denominated Brazilian Military Schools System (SCMB), operate according to the principles of legality, impartiality, morality, transparence, and fellowship welded together by the values, customs, and traditions of the Brazilian Army.
Art. 3. In addition to the purposes indicated in the Military Schools Regulation (R-126), it is incumbent upon the CMs, through their educational activity, to provide the Student Body with well-rounded development, training for the exercise of citizenship, and the means to advance in their further studies and in the practice of their professional activity.
Art. 4. The pedagogical program’s foundations are as follows:
I – Giving the student conditions for having access to systematic, universal knowledge, taking into consideration his life’s reality, and helping him achieve a well-rounded development in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor areas;
II – Enabling the student to assimilate qualitative programmatic contents and essential prerequisites for furthering his studies, based on the mastery of reading, writing, and the various languages used by man, so that he will be able to analyze, synthesize, and interpret data, facts, and calculations for resolving simple and complex problem situations, valorizing his personal development;
III – Employment of didactic procedures and methodological techniques that will lead the student to take the center of the teaching-learning process and build up, with the teachers’ assistance, his own knowledge as a result of selective, contextual, interdisciplinary, continuous, and progressive approaches;
IV – Encouraging the student to develop critical, reflective attitudes, an investigative spirit, creativity, initiative, and respect for individual differences, leading him to learn how to learn and how to think;
V – Leading the student to comprehend the significance of the study areas and disciplines, as a participant in the historical process of transformation of society and culture, developing his autonomy, valorizing previous knowledge, his experiences and the teacher-student and the student-student relationship, and making him conscious that acquired learning is more important than the educational evaluation to measure school results;
VI – Developing in the student attitudes, values, and healthy habits for life in society, in an environment in which all may:
(a) Understand and respect the rights and duties of the human being, social groups, and the Brazilian State and nation;
(b) Access and master relevant scientific resources that will allow them to take a critical stand before reality and assume social responsibilities;
(c) Prepare themselves for productive participation in society through the exercise of their future professional activity; and
(d) Practice activities for their own physical development and the acquisition of healthy habits for the body, including the practice of sports.
Art. 7. The Educational Director shall rely on the following consultative bodies:
I – Educational Council (C Ens);
II – Class Council (C Cl); and
III – Standing Teaching Commission (COPEMA).
Paragraph 1. The makeup of each body is set forth in art. 7 of THE R-69;
Paragraph 2. The Class Council may have the addition of two students as representatives of the student body, at the Director of Education’s discretion.
Paragraph 3. The Educational Council and the Class Council are governed by specific norms, pursuant to Annexes B and C and to COPEMA, in accordance with the General Instructions for the Inclusion of the Army’s Civilian Teaching Personnel in the Unified Plan of Classification and Remuneration of Positions (IG 60-01); and
Paragraph 4. The appointment of COPEMA members shall be published in the Internal Bulletin and shall be for a term of one year.
Art. 8. The Educational Subdirectorate/Educational Division encompasses the following:
I – Educational Subdirector/Educational Division Head (SDir Ens/Ch Div Ens);
II – Teaching Techniques Section (STE);
(a) Office of the Section Head;
(b) Evaluation and Learning Subsection (Sseç AA); and
(c) Planning and Research Subsection (Sseç P Pesq).
III – Psychological and Pedagogical Section (SPscPed):
(a) Office of the Section Head;
(b) Psychological Techniques Section (Sseç PscTec) ; and
(c) Educational Orientation Section (Sseç OE).
IV – Teaching Section (Sec Ens):
(a) Sec Ens A:
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Portuguese Language Subsection (Sseç LP);
(3) Portuguese Literature Subsection (Sseç L); and
(4) Arts Education Subsection (Sseç A).
(b) Sec Ens B :
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Mathematics Subsection (Sseç Mat);
(3) Representational Mathematics (Drawing/Descriptive) (Sseç Mat Rep); and
(4) Computer Sciences (Sseç IE).
(c) Sec Ens C:
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Physics and Biology Section (Sseç CFB);
(3) Biology Subsection (Sseç Bio);
(4) Physics Subsection (Sseç Fis); and
(5) Chemistry Subsection (Sseç Qui).
(d) Sec Ens D:
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Geography Subsection (Sseç Geo);
(3) History Subsection (Sseç His); and
(4) Introduction to Philosophy and Sociology, and Religious Education Subsection (Sseç IFS/Rel).
(e) Sec Ens E:
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Physical Education Subsection (Sseç Edc Fis) ;
(3) Sports Initiation Subsection (Sseç In Des); and
(4) Physical Training (Subsection (Sseç Cpct Fis).
(f) Sec Ens F:
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) English Subsection (Sseç Ing); and
(3) Spanish Subsection (Sseç Esp).
(g) Sec Ens G:
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Third Grade/Entrance Exam Prep. (Subsection (Sseç Pre Vest); and
(3) Preparatory Courses Subsection (Sseç C Prep).
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Collections Control (Subsection (Sseç C Ac); and
(3) Technologies Use Subsection (Sseç C Tecnl).
VI – Office (Sec Exp) :
(1) Office of the Section Head;
(2) Controversy Solution Subsection (Sseç Cnte); and
(3) Personnel Control and Evaluation Subsection (Sseç A C Pes).
VII – Teaching Aids Section (SMA).
Art. 9 The Administrative Assistant’s Office (for standards I and II CMs) encompasses:
I – Assistant;
II – Information and Operations Section (SIOp);
III – Command and Service Company (CCSv);
IV – Public Relations (Com Soc); and
V – Computer Services Section (Sec Infor).
Art. 10. The Personnel Division (for standards I and II CMs), pursuant to the School’s QCP.
Art. 11. The Administrative Division varies according to the CM standard and is shown in the charts annexed to the R-60 and QCP.
Art. 12. The Student Body comprises:
I – Command (Cmdo);
II – Aide (Aj)/Secretary Services (Sect);
III – Student Company (Cia Al);
(a) Command (Cmdo; and
(b) Command Section (Sec Cmdo).
(1) Sergeant (Sgte); and
(2) Student Supervision.
IV – Student Band and Chorus (if applicable); and
V – Student Squad (Tu Al).
Paragraph 1. A more detailed structure is given in the General School Operation Norms (NGA/CM).
Paragraph 2. The student band and chorus consist of volunteers that meet the admission requirements and conditions.
Art. 27. The student body has the following attributions in addition to those provided under the R-69,:
I – To plan, organize, and coordinate support for educational activities;
II – To carry out the school’s administration pursuant to the R-69, and to control and maintain student body discipline;
III – To coordinate and monitor the implementation of CA’s Civic and Military Instruction (ICM), in accordance with the curriculum and pursuant to the ICM plans, and to evaluate the prepared PETs and PAs;
IV – To plan, coordinate, and monitor the implementation of the Reservist Training Course (SFR) and to evaluate the prepared PETs and Pas; and
V – To provide ongoing guidance for the activities of the Cmt Cia and the monitors with respect to the treatment and conduct of students, pursuant to the disciplinary norms annexed to this RJ, while respecting the Child and Adolescent Statute and the right of defense on an equality basis.
VI – To support CEAD’s activities, if necessary, on the same terms as EE activities.
Secretarial and Aide Services
Art. 28. The secretarial office has the following attributions:
I – To keep student records up-to-date and keep on file the alumni records, including those of CEAD, if CEAD is housed in the EE;
II – To run the daily routine and provide information on the activities of CA’s secretarial services;
III – To plan, coordinate, and carry out the tasks related to registration for the competitive entrance exam, enrollment, transfers, enrollment deferment and suspension, enrollment renewal and second-time enrollment, pursuant to the legislation in force, an to perform the same tasks for CEAD, if it is housed in the EE;
I V – To receive inclusion and exclusion requests addressed to the Director of Education, check if the forms have been correctly filled out and if they conform to the legislation in force, returning them in case of incorrectness, inclusive those of CEAD, if it is housed in the EE;
V – To issue certificates, school transcripts, and transfer documents containing the data received from Div Ens, including those pertaining to CEAD, if it is housed in the EE; and
VI – To forward the school documentation of applicants for enrollment at the STE, for consideration purposes.
Art. 29. The aide’s office has the following attributions:
I – To plan, organize, and coordinate the student body’s participation in the educational activities envisaged in the PGE, with involvement of the school’s battalion or of part of it;
II – To draft routine orders on the participation of the student body and the members of the permanent body in the civic and military activities under the responsibility of the Div Ens;
III – To keep records of the reservation requests for assisted enrollment;
IV – To forward to the requester of assisted enrollment reservation a letter communicating receipt of the request and providing information on the document evaluation process and the diagnostic evaluation (preliminary test) and annexes;
V – To coordinate and implement, with students appointed by the Div Ens/Sseç LP, the schedule of civic-military solemnities;
VI – To draft a proposal on the implementation of the CFR program, coordinate and publicize the activities pertaining to registration, health evaluation, and course completion, as well as delivering against receipt the certificates of compliance with the Military Service; and
VII – To coordinate the activities of the student body’s office, as well as those pertaining to the files of CEAD, if it is housed in the EE.
Art. 30. The Students’ Company has the following attributions:
I – To monitor students’ behavior and take preventive measures against conduct that is inconsistent with student obligations;
II – To ensure the moral and civic education envisaged in the NPCE and PGE/EE guidelines;
III – To guide and monitor students in all school activities;
IV - To encourage good academic performance and the student’s good behavior, as they participate in educational activities;
V – To promote daily muster with a topics agenda during time periods available, encouraging social and cultural practices;
VI – To monitor and evaluate the student supervisor’s performance, anticipating any deviation in the implementation of Div Ens guidelines or any violations of the legislation and norms;
Sole paragraph. Specific attributions of Cia Al members are specified in the NGA/CM.
COURSES AND THEIR OBJECTIVES
Art. 34. To achieve its purposes, the CM provides, in addition to elementary education (from the 5th to the 8th grades) and secondary education (1st to 3rd grades), the following courses:
I – The CPrep/EsPCEx course aims at preparing, encouraging, and promoting the participation of volunteer students in the 2nd and 3rd secondary (EM) grades, helping them to deepen their knowledge of the disciplines required for these competitive entrance exams, on another shift, without prejudice to the curriculum of their grade and with a view to a possible grade promotion;
III – The course for possible admission to regional Colleges may be offered, without imposing any burden on the CM, on another shift, provided this will not restrict the supply of teachers for the regular courses; and
IV – The CFR is aimed at male students that meet the requirements of the Military Service legislation, enrollment in which is voluntary.
Sole paragraph. The activities envisaged under this article shall not affect the regular teaching and/or the compulsory EE remedial activities.
INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION
COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE EXAM AND ENROLLMENT
Art. 35. The number of openings for admission through competitive entrance exam is set each year by a DEP Administrative Rule on a DEPA proposal.
Sole paragraph. Applicants must meet the requirements referred to in art. 49 of the R-69.
Art. 36. The purpose of the CM competitive entrance exam is to screen and classify applicants; it is unique and universal and comprises the following stages: registration, academic exam (EI), medical evaluation, and enrollment, all of these exams in conformity with the IRCAM/CM approved by a DEP Administrative Rule.
Paragraph I. The preparation of the EI tests is incumbent upon a CM teachers’ commission appointed by the Director of Education, pursuant to the specific legislation in force;
Paragraph 2. The tests shall be submitted to homologation by the Director of Education after a technical analysis by the Div Ens, done in a timely fashion so as to leave time for the administrative procedures of printing, checking, and packaging.
Paragraph 3. The medical evaluation shall be done at the EE’s health clinic by a panel of medical doctors and dentists, pursuant to the IRCAM/CM.
Art. 37. Each year, DEPA will forward to the CComSEx a summary communication, orienting the military interested in enrolling their dependents, pursuant to the R-69 provisions and conveying the following information:
I – Information about eligibility for enrollment;
II – Information on the preliminary test;
III – General information.
Art. 38. The dependent of a career military that comes under the provisions of art. 52 of the R-69 will be eligible for enrollment, independently from the competitive entrance exam, pursuant to the requirements under this RI.
EXCLUSION AND SEPARATION
Art. 47. A student that incurs in one of the situations envisaged by art. 59 of the R-69 shall be subject to exclusion and separation.
Sole Paragraph. The Norms Governing the Disciplinary Regime in Military Schools (NRRD/CM), hereto annexed, describe the conditions under which a student’s behavior is classified as “Poor” and the infractions of an eliminatory nature, as well as disciplinary measures, students’ behavior, and rewards.
Art. 53. The duties incumbent upon a student’s guardian, in addition to those established by the legislation in force, are set forth in art. 59 of the R-69.
Sole paragraph. A model form for the “Term of Responsibility” referred to in art. 82 of the R-69 is included in the Norms Governing Enrollment and Enrollment Suspension (NRMT/DEPA), which must be obligatorily filled out.
Art. 54. A guardian’s responsibilities are as follows;
I – To be present at the enrollment and to sign the Term of Responsibility;
II – To pay the fees and reimburse unforeseen expenses by the student, pursuant to the respective CM Regulations (R-69);
III – To provide all the required didactic material and the student’s linen and uniform, except that:
(a) Under the Military Remuneration Law (art. 53 of Law 8237 of September 30, 1991-LRM), the federal government provides students, free of charge, uniforms, bed linen, and personal linen. The complete trousseau shall be provided only to boarding students; day students will not be entitled to bed linen;
(b) These items shall be provided upon request from the student’s guardian, addressed to the CM Commander, and shall be granted within 30 days, subject to satisfactory investigation findings, which shall be published in the Internal Bulletin and conveyed to DEPA.
(c) At the beginning of the academic year, the CM will make an inventory of students requesting this benefit and forward a complete list to DEPA, which will calculate the costs and request the necessary funds. Students enjoying this benefit under the LRM shall be entered into the CM records, and this information shall be included in the original CM information to be provided in case of a student’s transfer from on CM to another;
(d) Students that are dependents of civilians (orphans and needy persons, as determined by a CM investigation) may be assisted by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), without any compulsory obligation to its members.
IV – To assist the student (whether boarding or day student) in his school needs and activities, on leave and on vacation, in relation to disciplinary suspension, and in the case of contagious disease or a disease requiring special attention;
V – To present himself at the school whenever asked to do so;
VI – To acknowledge communications and other school correspondence by signing the pertinent document;
VII – To appoint a substitute guardian when leaving the CM’s locality;
VIII – To re-enroll the student under his care by the third week of December of the year preceding the year of re-enrollment, free of charge;
IX – To follow and monitor closely the student’s academic performance and behavior, keeping himself informed of the student’s intellectual achievements, attendance to school activities, and disciplinary record;
X - To care for the student’s deportment and appearance outside school, particularly when the student is wearing uniform;
XI – To cooperate with the student’s well-rounded development, observing the recommendations of the CA, the SPscPed, and the Sec Sau;
XII – To inform the Cmt Cia of any changes in personal data and address;
XIII – To see that the student is in compliance with his school work and interested in learning;
XIV – To attend the parents and teachers’ meetings;
XV – To manifest in writing his decision against the student’s attendance of scheduled remedial classes; and
XVI – To monitor the student’s attendance at classes.
Sole paragraph. The delegation of responsibility referred to in art. 81 of the R-69 shall not exempt the parent or guardian from the obligations hereunder.
Art. 55. The CM academic year is governed by Title IV of the R-69 and the provisions hereof, and normally follows a day-school regime.
Paragraph 1. A boarding school regime may be adopted under the circumstances specified in art. 33 of the R-69, paragraphs 1 and 2.
Paragraph 2. The planning of the academic year is based on the Norms for Educational Planning and Execution (NPCE), issued by DEPA each year and distributed to the CMs, the decisions of DEPA’s Educational Council, and further higher echelon determination.
Art. 56. At the CMs, classes and instruction sessions are governed by the NPCE/DEPA, pursuant to the federal legislation in force.
Paragraph 1. The daily regime of regular work consists of 6 (six) class periods. The time devoted to remedial work, hour load complementation, and other activities is not included in the six periods.
Paragraph 2. The weekly regime of work, from Monday through Friday, is of 30 (thirty) hours of class activity in the morning or in the afternoon shift, the time of the classless shift being devoted to complementing curriculum requirements and to compliance with NPCE provisions.
Paragraph 3. Classes may be scheduled on Saturdays to make up for missed classes, to check learning progress and for preparatory courses for the EsPCEx, college entrance exams, or other forms of admission. Cultural activities, sports competitions, and other extracurricular undertakings may also be scheduled on Saturdays:
I – Time devoted to these activities shall not count for weekly hour load purposes, but shall be considered as part of the academic program; and
II – Extracurricular activities referred to in the preceding are those that are directly related to the achievement of educational objectives.
Art. 57. If the CM operates on two shifts. Grades in a higher age bracket (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, in this order or priority), will have their basic activities in the afternoon shift.
Art. 58. The CMs may schedule classes on a full-day shift, for the following purposes: to work under better conditions to achieve full compliance with the curriculum of each grade (religious teaching, laboratory, physical education, etc); remedial work; and informal courses for preparation for Military Schools and college entrance exams, by combining classroom activities with others that require special premises.
Art. 59. In addition to school work, the CMs may also program, without prejudice to the curricular hour load, activities directly related to the achievement of the educational objectives, which aim at the student’s well-rounded development (musters, solemnities, sports meets, civic, religious, and social ceremonies, visits, excursions, and campaigns associated with educational practices).
Art. 60. Student attendance of classes is compulsory and affects promotion to the next higher grade.
Sole paragraph. The Director of Education may delegate attributions to the Cmt Ca for granting leave from attending school activities, in consultation with the SDir Ens.
Art. 61. A student that misses one class period or session or part of it shall lose one point.
Paragraph 1. Each class period or session shall last 45 (forty-five minutes);
Paragraph 2. Being up to 5 (five) minutes late, if justified, shall be tolerated and shall not lead to loss of points.
Paragraph 3. For disciplinary purposes, pursuant to the legislation in force, justifiable motives shall include the following:
I – Student’s medical treatment attested by the OM medical doctor;
II – Illness in the student’s family, if the need for the student’s presence is attested;
III – Mourning;
IV – Disasters or occurrences deemed to be so by the Director of Education; and
V – Other reasons found justifiable by the Director of Education.
Paragraph 4. Absences from class must be justified in writing by the student’s guardian within 3 (three) work days, after which the justification shall not be taken into consideration.
Paragraph 5. Unjustified absences are liable to disciplinary sanctions pursuant to the NRRD/CM.
Paragraph 6. The number of points lost by the student is controlled by the student body, which must see to its publication in the CM’s Internal Bulletin, and shall be communicated to the student’s guardian through the school report.
Art. 62. The maximum number of points a student may lose in an academic year shall be equivalent to 25 percent (twenty-five percent) of the total hour load of each class, whether the absences are justified or not.
Paragraph 1. The Director of Education shall delegate to the Cmt CA the task of conveying to the student’s guardian, the Municipal Tutelage Council, the competent district judge, and the Public Prosecutor’s Office the list of students that absent themselves over 12.5 percent of the curricular hour load; it is incumbent upon the teacher to enter these absences in the class diary.
Paragraph 2. The student that exceeds the academic year limit herein specified shall be excluded pursuant to art. 34, paragraph 3 of the R-69.
Art. 64. The learning evaluation is related to student performance objectives and has the following purposes:
I – To attest the students’ learning progress;
II – To provide inputs for corrections in the teaching-learning process;
III – To measure the students’ intellectual progress and to rate this progress at the end of the process;
IV – To do an indirect evaluation of the conduction of teaching.
Art. 65. The instruments used for evaluating the learning progress in the Brazilian Military Schools System are listed in the NIAE.
Sole paragraph. The operation of said evaluation instruments is described in the NIAE/DEPA.
Art. 66. A student’s academic performance is expressed in terms of:
I – the area of study (elementary education) or discipline (secondary education):
(a) Periodical Score (NP), corresponding to each bimonthly period;
(b) Final Score (NF), corresponding to the passing average; and
(c) Remedial Final Score (NFR), corresponding to the passing grade after a remedial test.
II – the grade, corresponding to a Global Grade Score (NGS); and
III – the course, consisting of:
(a) Final Average (MF) of the study areas or disciplines; and
(b) Global Course Average (MGC).
Sole paragraph. The student’s academic performance is rated on the basis of the results of the learning evaluation, according to the following scale:
I – Excellent (E), for grades 9.5-10;
II – Very Good (MB), for grades 8.0-9.4;
III – Good (B), for grades 6.0-7.9);
IV – Fair (R), for grades 5.0-5.9; and
V – Insufficient (I), for grades 0.0-4.9.
Art. 67. The Internal Educational Evaluation Norms (NIAE) issued by DEPA, in particular, and the DEP normative documents, in general, provide details on the analyses’ types, set-up, execution, and interpretation and on the acceptance of the results achieved through the instruments used for evaluating a student’s learning progress; they also provide details on the calculation of grades and averages to express a student’s learning progress, as well as orientation on how to use the evaluation instruments, procedures, and techniques, and should thus be consulted.
Art. 68. Art. 38 of the R-69 provides for the obligatory remedial work of students that fail to get a NP>5.0 (five point zero) or a NF>5.0 (five point zero) grade in the study area or discipline under consideration. The remedial work shall be diagnostic, progressive, and subject to evaluation pursuant to the norms in force.
Art. 69. The content of the remedial studies program shall focus on the student’s learning difficulties.
Sole paragraph. Remedial classes should have a different approach from regular classes and should seek to arouse the student’s motivation for and interest in improving his performance.
Art. 70. The NIAE and NPCEs specify, among other aspects, the times for remedial studies and the prerequisite assimilation classes that shall take place in the first bimonthly period of the academic year under consideration.
QUALIFICATION FOR THE NEXT HIGHER GRADE
Art. 71. Academic performance and attendance of school activities herein dealt with determine a student’s qualification for being promoted to the next higher grade or to the completion of the educational level under consideration.
Art. 72. A student who gets in each study area or discipline a Final Score equal to or higher than 5.0 (five point zero), shall be qualified pursuant to the preceding article, independently from a remedial test (PR).
Sole paragraph. A student who gets an NF under 5.0 (five point zero) after the pertinent diagnostic remedial work shall be subject to the PRF. He shall be qualified for promotion to the next higher grade if, in this test, he gets a Remedial Final Score (NFR) equal to or higher than 5.0 (five point zero).
Art. 73. A student who gets an NF or NFR lower than 5.0 (five point zero) and equal to or higher than 4.5 (four point five) in only (1) one study area of the elementary level or in 2 (two) disciplines of the secondary level, shall be subjected to the fourth class council—the Remedial Class Council (C CR Rc)—that which is responsible for the process’s qualitative evaluation.
I – The Class Councils’ Operation Norms, Annex C hereto, govern the procedures for the analysis of student school behavior during the academic year under consideration; and
II – The students evaluated by the C Cl RC shall have an evaluation card filled out with the data gathered throughout the academic year, as well as information conveyed by the SPscPed and the Cmt CA, to allow the members of the council to base their decisions on specific facts.
Sole paragraph. Only the students that do not [sic] miss the PRF shall be brought up to the C CL Rc, pursuant to this article, whether their absence is justified or not.
Art. 74. The students that show an insufficient academic performance in any study area or discipline after the PRF and after being brought up to the C C Rc, as the case may be, shall be declared a repeater in the grade under consideration.
Art. 75. The SCMB does not allow the promotion of a student to the next higher grade if he has to repeat one failed course of the preceding grade.
Art. 76. Students will not be given a second chance for taking a test for the evaluation of their academic progress and for the composition of a passing grade.
Art. 77. The students’ classification in the grade under consideration shall follow a descending NGS scale, established pursuant to the NIAE issued by DEPA.
Sole Paragraph. At the completion of the elementary and secondary levels, the students’ classification shall be based on the Course Global Average (MGC).
CONSTITUTION, OATH, AND SCHOOL SALUTATION
Art. 91. The student body consists of the students enrolled in the CM, in a number set by a DEP Administrative Rule based on the number of openings allowed by the capacity of the premises and by the human and material resources available to the Military Schools.
Sole paragraph. The ensemble consisting of the students and the military personnel connected to the student’s activities is known as the student body.
Art. 92. The academic year’s opening solemnity includes the incorporation of the newly-enrolled students of the Brazilian Military Schools System. Before the CM banner, every new student will take the following oath:
“AS I JOIN THE MILITARY SCHOOL AND BEFORE ITS NOBLE BANNER I COMMIT MYSELF TO FULFILLING IN HONESTY MY DUTIES AS A STUDENT, BEING A GOOD SON AND LOYAL COMPANION, RESPECTING MY SUPERIORS, BEING DISCIPLINED, AND CULTIVATING MORAL VIRTUES SO AS TO BECOME A WORTHY HEIR OF THIS SCHOOL’S GLORIOUS TRADITIONS AND A WORTHY CITIZEN OF MY COUNTRY.”
Art. 93. The CM traditions include the “School Salutation,” which binds all students in the same profession of faith, in a healthy outburst of enthusiasm and pride over the CM:
A student asks:
…And to the SCHOOL, nothing?
…A student asks:
…So how is it? What is the way it is?
…Zum, zaravalho opum,
Pinguilim, pinguilim, pinguilim,
Zunga, Zunga, Zunga
Cate marimbau, cate marimbau,
(Created by the students)
HIERARCHY, PROMOTIONS, AND SCHOOL GROUPINGS
Art. 94. The ranking of students in the various school hierarchy ranks is a reward for their dedication to the studies and exemplary behavior, as well as an incentive for their well-rounded development and for choosing a military career.
Paragraph 1. The ranks of the school hierarchy range from student-colonel to student-corporal.
Paragraph 2. For the purposes of hierarchy, the students of the higher grades have precedence, except in the context of the school battalion, where the precedence of posts and ranks prevails, pursuant to Annex A hereto.
Art. 95. Promotions shall be incumbent upon the Cmt CM, based on a proposal from the Cmt CA, and shall be published in the school’s Internal Bulletin:
I – The number of students to be promoted shall be equivalent to 10 (ten) percent of the total number of CM students; and
II – Promotions shall be announced at the academic year’s opening solemnity and shall be effective through the beginning of the following academic year.
Paragraph 1. Only those students that have not reached the maximum limit of lost points during the academic year owing to absence from school work, who have obtained a global grade score (NGS) equal to or higher than 7.0 (seven point zero), and whose behavior has been rated “Excellent” shall be eligible for promotion:
I – Promotion in the 5th elementary grade shall be based on the final grade on the competitive entrance exam; the first-placed student shall be promoted;
II – As regards the other grades, the score for promotion shall be calculated, with rounding to a third decimal, as follows:
(a) global grade score (NGS), weighted 6 (six);
(b) behavior score, weighted 3 (three); and
(c) evaluation score by the Cmt CA, weighted 1 (one);
III – Classification for promotion purposes shall be considered for each grade, regardless of gender;
IV – In case of a tie, performance criteria will be used, in the following sequence:
(a) highest NGS;
(b) highest behavior score;
(c) highest Cmt CA score;
(d) highest previous rank or post; and
(e) higher age.
Paragraph 2. Students transferred from other CMs where they had already been assigned ranks, keep their posts until the beginning of the following academic year.
Art. 96. Students who have earned a rank in the school hierarchy shall forfeit such honor for the following reasons:
I – If, owing to disciplinary faults, they receive a “Good” rating; and
II – If, owing to grave disciplinary fault, at the discretion of the school’s commander, they are deemed undeserving of the honor.
Sole paragraph. The forfeiture of the honor as described above shall be considered a tiebreaker in the case of a student’s new promotion.
Art. 97. The students’ posts and ranks are distributed throughout the elementary and secondary grades, as shown in Annex A hereto.
Art. 98. Students holding a rank have specific duties and enjoy particular privileges.
Paragraph 1. Their duties, in addition to those incumbent on all CM students, include the following:
I – To cooperate in civic and military instruction and in physical education, as necessary;
II – To help the command, particularly through their example in maintaining the CM premises neat and in good order; and
III – To excel in irreproachable disciplinary conduct and in the practice of virtues that will set an example to other students.
Paragraph 2. Their rights, in addition to those provided for in the legislation, the regulations, and hereunder, include the following:
I – The wearing of the insignia pertaining to their post or rank;
II – Precedence, pursuant to art. 94, paragraph 2 hereof, over the other students at musters, representations, and solemnities; and
III – Assisting as volunteers, with their guardian’s consent, in the capacity of monitors in all disciplines for which they may be called, provided they maintain an average grade higher than 8.0 (eight point zero) in the respective discipline.
Art. 99. Promotions in the student band are incumbent upon the CM commander, based on suggestion from the Cmt Ca, in consultation with the person in charge of the band.
Paragraph 1. Promotions are aimed at fostering dedication to the musical art, a component of the well-rounded education of the student-citizen, one of CM’s standing objectives.
Paragraph 2. Promotion candidates must meet the following requirements:
I – To be enrolled at the CM for longer than 1 (one) year;
II – To demonstrate compatible musical knowledge;
III – To be assiduous and devoted to the band;
IV – To maintain a global grade score equal to or higher than 6.0 (six point zero);
V – To hold a “Good” rating in behavior;
VI – To have good personal appearance; and
VII – To enjoy good reputation with the Cmt Ca.
Paragraph 3. Promotions shall be published in the Internal Bulletin and shall be effective as long as the promoted students remain in the band;
Paragraph 4. The promoted officer or rank-holding student shall forfeit this honor:
I – If his performance in any discipline of his grade is rated as insufficient;
II – If his behavior is rated as “Insufficient;” and
III – If he has an unfavorable reputation with the Cmt CA, who shall consult the person in charge of the band.
Paragraph 5. The student promoted in the Band shall wear on his uniform, in addition to the insignia of his rank, the badge “LIRA,” which will identify him as a promoted band member.
Art. 100. The posts and ranks in the band are distributed throughout the elementary and secondary grades, as follows: