Many of our students are interested in entering one of the branches of the armed services upon graduation. On the Military Branches tab you will find links to each branch of the military and recruiter contact information. Additionally, we have recruiters from each branch on campus regularly and they can discuss Enlisted, ROTC/Scholarship and Military Academy options.
The ASVAB test is a great aptitude test that the Armed Services administers to 11th graders at BHS in November. It is an excellent career exploration test and students are under no obligation to join the military. Used properly, the results of the ASVAB can provide valuable career guidance whether or not a student is planning for a career with the military.
A military academy is an institution which prepares candidates for service in the officer corps of the Army, the Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. The selection process is highly competitive yet the potential rewards are great. In my experience, it is imperative that you begin your pursuit of this option very early in your high school years.Explore the websites, talk to the counselor, contact recruiters and attend the Academy Information Days sponsored by your Senators and Representatives.
With regards to Military ROTC/Scholarship programs it is my experience that it is best to start preparing for the application process EARLY (even early 8th or 9th grade year)! Start exploring the website, talking to the counselor and talking to recruiters early so you can plan your schedule, testing and extra-curricular/community activities around the admissions process.