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 career 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.
Preparing For Your Career
Before 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.
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 round out your skills.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Types of Military Careers
- Air Force & Air Force Reserve
- Air National Guard
- Army & Army Reserve
- Army National Guard
- Coast Guard & Coast Guard Reserve
- Marine Corps & Marine Corps Reserve
- Navy & Navy Reserve
The Benefits of Working in The Military
The military offers highly competitive pay and sought after benefits packages. Active duty is a full-time job with guaranteed pay and unparalleled experience.
Paid College Tuition
Paid College Tuition
Enlistees are usually eligible for up to 100% of college tuition through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) while on active duty. Save money and get paid.
The military considers the health and welfare of service members and their families to be one of its most important priorities and offers great health benefits.
The Federal Government and most states offer support programs for Veterans to help after their time serving in the military.
Travel & Vacation Time
Travel & Vacation Time
With installations throughout the world, the military pays relocation expenses for you and your family. Ideal for the travel-loving soul.
There's a feeling of patriotism, sense of duty, honor, selfless service, and of purpose that can be gained only through military service and careers.
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Enrolling in online school can be a difficult transition for students transferring from traditional brick-and-mortar schools. Students are expected to be more independent and self-disciplined. Virtual education requires a broader skillset than traditional schools. eAchieve Academy gives every student access to counselors throughout their online academic career.
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