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- The aptly titled Astronaut Academy series by Dave Roman.
- Cleopatra In Space: Yasiro Academy, where children learn biology, alien languages, and combat training.
- Star Wars:
- The Jedi Temple, serving to train potential Jedi Knights. "Younglings" and "Padawan" not only learned to master the force, but also included flight lessons.
- The Imperial Academy; it trains TIE Fighter pilots. Luke wished to go there (the fact that Luke, who claims to hate the Empire, is planning to go there shows just how desperate he is to leave the desert world he grew up on), and Biggs actually trained there (then defected). The Expanded Universe reveals that Han Solo also trained there.
- In the Expanded Universe, once the New Republic was set up, they had their version of the Academy.
- The Battle School of Ender's Game. The Fleet School spin-off series is focused on what happens to Battle School after the end of the war. It's renamed "Fleet School" and only children of IF parents are allowed to attend. Instead of war, children are taught to be future colony and expedition leaders, although it's noted a few times that the skillset isn't that much different.
- Ciaphas Cain was taught how to be a commissar at the Schola Progenium, and later goes on to teach at one on Perlia (where he has a rather understandable 100% Heroism Rating after single handedly breaking the back of an Orc invasion there) after retiring.
- Robert A. Heinlein's Space Cadet has the PRS James Randolph, a space ship that serves as the space academy.
- Saganami Island in the Honor Harrington series, where the officers of the Royal Manticoran Navy are trained, and where Honor herself was an instructor for a while.
- The Imperial Military Academy ("We don't march towards the future, we charge it.") in the Vorkosigan Saga
- Arrivals from the Dark has the Baikonur Academy in Kazakhstan, which is the main example of the trope for the United Space Forces. There are other schools, mainly for advanced education, such as the Navigator School for training astrogators. It's typically shown a little like a boot camp, so a Drill Sergeant Nasty is a must.
Live Action TV
- Any Star Trek series will probably reference Starfleet Academy at some point (except Star Trek: Enterprise, which takes place before the academy was founded), and it featured prominently in the 2009 movie. Vulcans have their own with the Vulcan Science Academy, after which Vulcans typically apply to join the Vulcan Expeditionary Group. This became a point of contention between Spock and his father Sarek. Sarek wanted Spock to go to the Science Academy and then join the VEG. Spock chose to go to Starfleet Academy instead. Even worse, Sarek was given a choice: either Spock or his adopted daughter Michael Burnham could join VEG. He chose Spock. Spock's refusal meant that Sarek's choice was pointless and that he failed Michael for nothing.
- Earthforce Academy in Babylon 5. It also included the "Air Dome", a premiere pilot training center and its Officer Training School.
- The Starcademy in Space Cases. The show also stars two teachers and several cadets from said school.
- Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, with a dose of Edutainment Show as well.
- Red Dwarf makes references to a Space Corps Academy, where Rimmer had wanted to attend, but wasn't sent like his brothers were. Well, except Howard.
- Star Trek: Starfleet Academy features the eponymous institution.
- The Elite Command Academy, the Klingon's counterpart to the Federation institution in Star Trek: Klingon Academy.
- The Terran Confederation Academy in Wing Commander. The animation Wing Commander Academy in particular features Academy cadets as the main characters.
- MechQuest's GEARS Academy.
- Space Quest V starts at the Starcon Academy.
- In Star Trek Online Starfleet Academy and Klingon Academy are major features of Earth and Qo'noS respectively, with instruction-related duty officer assignments and a daily event to teach cadets about gathering particle samples that rewards dilithium.
- The Plumber's Academy from the later Ben 10 series.
- The setting of a Poorly Disguised Pilot for Crash Nebula! on The Fairly OddParents!!.
- The Space Ranger Academy of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
- A flashback episode of Sym-Bionic Titan featured one, as a seeming homage to Ender's Game.
- Transformers Animated has an Autobot Academy where young bots get trained for duty. Bulkhead, Bumblebee and Wasp were all in the same class. Bulkhead and Bee graduated, while Wasp was caught for a crime and expelled, leaving him very embittered.
- The Galaxy Garrison in Voltron: Legendary Defender is an example of this.