Post Secondary Military Options

  • The Military is a post secondary option that students can explore.
    Congressman Keating holds a Spring Academy Info Night. Students and their parents have the opportunity to hear from representatives of the major service academies about cadet life, what the academies expect from successful candidates, and how to best present themselves to each academy. They also hope to offer opportunities for private video chats with each rep, ask your school counselor for more information.

    Discover Military Options: A Guide for High School Students and Families

    Attention Barnstable High School (BHS) students and families! As you navigate your path beyond high school, exploring military options can open doors to exciting opportunities. Here's a quick guide on how to explore these options:

    Connect with Your School Counselor:
    Start the conversation with your school counselor. They can provide valuable insights, answer questions, and guide you on the initial steps to explore military options.

    Attend Information Sessions:
    Keep an eye out for military information sessions and events at BHS. These sessions often feature representatives from different branches of the military, who can provide detailed information about career paths, benefits, and the application process. We often have different military recruiters who visit BHS juniors and seniors during lunches in the Junior/Senior Cafeteria.  

    Research Online:
    Explore military websites, as well as the websites of Mass Maritime and Norwich Academy, to gather comprehensive information about the different branches and academies. Each option offers unique opportunities, and researching online can help you understand the requirements and benefits associated with each.

    Visit Recruitment Offices:
    Schedule visits to military recruitment offices, including those representing Mass Maritime and Norwich Academy, in your area. Meeting with recruiters allows you to ask specific questions, learn about eligibility criteria, and get a sense of the commitment required.

    Attend Military Career Fairs:
    Look out for local or virtual military career fairs, including those featuring Mass Maritime and Norwich Academy. These events bring together representatives from various military branches and academies, offering you the chance to interact directly, ask questions, and explore potential career paths.

    Speak to Military Personnel:
    If possible, connect with current or former military personnel, including those who attended Mass Maritime or Norwich Academy. Their firsthand experiences can provide valuable insights into military life, training, and the challenges and rewards of serving.

    Consider ROTC Programs:
    Explore Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs available at some colleges, including Mass Maritime. These programs offer a pathway to military service while pursuing a college education. In Massachusetts, 41 schools offer ROTC programs. By school type, 12 public and 29 private schools offer ROTC programs.  MASS Colleges Offering ROTC Programs

    Explore Military Academies:
    Learn about prestigious military academies like West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, Mass Maritime, and Norwich Academy. These institutions provide a top-tier education along with military training.

    To begin your exploration journey, check out the resources on our school website or visit military Remember, understanding your options is the first step towards making informed decisions about your future. Whether you're considering enlisting, pursuing a military career after college, or exploring military academies, the military can offer valuable experiences, training, and a sense of purpose.

  • Military Aptitude Test (ASVAB)

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