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Best high school classes for a military career

How to choose online high school courses to prepare for the armed forces

There are a lot of careers available within the five branches of the United States Armed Forces. Military jobs in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps can provide lots of benefits and open up opportunities in the private sector. Since military enrollment can begin as early as 17, high schoolers who want a military careers should plan early. eAchieve Academy has online high school classes to prepare Wisconsin students for the future.

Our curriculum has part- or full-time classes in all the core studies needed for a military career: science, world languages, math, English, social studies, and plenty of electives. We ever offer AP classes to earn early college credit you can use towards a four-year degree. By taking eAchieve classes in high school, you can prepare for your military and civilian careers.

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Recommended high school classes for the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces

To prepare for a career in the military, you need prepare by taking the right classes in high school:

Science courses

eAchieve has introductory and advanced science classes for high school students. Introductory Biology is available for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade while Chemistry classes are limited to grades 10-12. Chemistry has one prerequisite, Algebra 1. AP Biology and AP Chemistry courses are available for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Anatomy and Physiology is recommended for anyone who wants to serve as a medic within the military. There are two prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry.

All High School Science Courses

Health & Physical Education courses

All branches of the military have strict physical requirements for recruits. Health and PE classes from eAchieve teach you about general fitness and prepare you for the physical exertion of military training.

All High School PE Courses

English courses

Clear communication is vital within the military. Both written and verbal orders need to be understood. eAchieve English classes cover basic writing and reading comprehension. Honors and AP English courses go deeper into composition and reading classic literature.

All High School English Courses

World Language courses

Knowing multiple languages can expand your job opportunities since the military is always looking for bilingual or trilingual officers. eAchieve language classes include beginner and AP-level Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. Knowing these languages can lead to a military career in linguistics or translation.

All High School World Language Courses

Information Technology (IT) courses

The military depends on a lot of technology and always needs skilled programmers, coders, and analysts. Put yourself on the fast-track by learning coding at eAchieve Academy. Computer classes available for high school students teach programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JAVA.

Advanced students are welcome to take AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A which use the Python programming language.

All High School IT Courses

Social Studies courses

Social studies courses cover social issues, world history, and government. Students who want to become military officers will benefit from knowing these topics. eAchieve classes cover global issues, social issues, geography, criminal law, and other topics which will help you understand how the world (and the military within it) really works.

All High School Social Studies Courses

Other ways to prepare for a military career

Wisconsin Army StudentBefore enlisting in the military, take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) assessment to see what sort of jobs you’d be suited for. You might be surprised by your results. Taking the test early can help you select which electives to take. eAchieve Academy career-planning resources help our students find the right path for their academic and career goals.

Another option is for students to join a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program. eAchieve students may be able to enroll through their local school district. Other groups include Naval Sea Cadets, Civic Air Patrol, and Young Marines. These three groups usually meet outside of school hours, making them more available to online student membership.

Officers are required to receive additional training. Taking honors & AP classes in high school will show recruiters you’re suited for the path of an officer.

Admissions at the nation’s top colleges, universities, and military academies

You can enlist in the military before or after you get into college. Certain branches prefer their officers have a four-year degree before enlisting. eAchieve Academy graduates have been accepted into colleges and universities across the United States.

Additionally, eAchieve Academy has electives and service learning courses to improve your transcript. High school electives include music, art, cooking, and more. These classes to round out your skills.

Find out the top high school classes needed for college admission in Wisconsin and nationwide.

eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for a career in the U.S. military:

More About eAchieve Academy

A high school diploma or GED certificate is required to join the United States military. If you only have a GED you will have to score higher on the ASVAB. A diploma from eAchieve Academy is exactly the same as one from any other Wisconsin public school.

Our fully accredited, K-12 public charter school offers FREE enrollment and tuition for Wisconsin students under the age of 21. No matter which Wisconsin school district you reside in, you're eligible to apply to our free online public school.

Online classes at eAchieve offers students a flexible, customized approach to high school. We create personalized learning plans to support students throughout their academic journey. All our teachers are Wisconsin-certified teachers averaging 20 or more years of classroom experience.

Sign up for our online classes to get your online high school diploma and start your career in the armed forces. Learn more about how eAchieve Academy works as an online charter school.

Contact eAchieve for more information or to enroll in high school courses online.
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