General Enlistment and Recruiting – Military recruiters from all branches of the military generally interact with Niwot High students during lunches in the Commons, but are also available for 1:1 meetings, at a student’s request.
For more information on recruitment and careers in the military, go to: Today’s Military
ROTC – stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Click here for more information on opportunities in ROTC programs.
U.S. Service Academies – Service Academies, Senior Military Colleges and Maritime Academies offer world-class education and a deeper understanding of military culture. Plus, most of these schools grant scholarship money in exchange for a period of service. Click here for more information on Military Service Academies and keep an eye on Naviance for announcements of U.S. Service Academy college visits and regional U.S. Service Academy Information Days. For information about receiving required Congressional nominations, see these links:
Congressman Joe Neguse’s Academies website
Congressman Ken Buck’s Academies website
Senator Michael Bennet’s Academies website
Senator Corey Gardner’s Academies website
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s Academies website
ASVAB – The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. More than half of all high schools nationwide administer the ASVAB test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 (sophomores cannot use their scores for enlistment eligibility). Students may also take the test at another school or through a recruiter and may retake the test at any time. The ASVAB is administered each spring at the SVVSD Career Elevation and Technology Center.
Click here for more information on the ASVAB, including study resources.