U.S. Military and Selective Service
Each of the military branches makes regular visits to the WHS campus during the Husky flex period or lunch. Check in the WHS College & Career Center, school emails, daily school bulletin, or calendar for dates and times.
Information about the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) college program
Senior and junior high school students who are serious about exploring their military options should take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). The ASVAB is a nine-part, three-hour test designed to identify a student's aptitudes and strengths. Taking the ASVAB in no way obligates a student to the military. However, a student must obtain a minimum score on the ASVAB in order to enlist in the military. Recruiters usually make the testing arrangements for the ASVAB. The testing site will be at Kennedy High School during the 2022-23 academic year. This year's test date is Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 8:45 AM to 12 PM. Please inquire in the College & Career Center for more information and registration.
Selective Service System
According to Federal Law, all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. You must register with Selective Service to stay eligible for government jobs, job training, and obtaining or renewing a drivers license in most states. It's no longer mandatory to qualify for government loans to college (on the FAFSA). Registration is easy and takes only a matter of minutes. Go online or visit the local US Post Office and ask for a registration card.
Summer program for students interested in the Coast Guard
United States Military Academies:
Military Academies are undergraduate colleges that prepare young people to become professional officers in the United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. High school students who are interested in attending one of these academies should begin the process as early as their sophomore year, but not later than their Junior year. For admissions information refer to the following websites:
United States Naval Academy (Annapolis)
U.S. Military Branch Websites: