Military Prep in High School
Let's be honest - there are some kids that would LOVE to serve our country, and want to start TODAY. There are some ways you can encourage that delight directed learning and vocational calling while they are still homeschooling. Each branch of the military has a high school experience, so see what is available in your area. All of these programs emphasize life skills valuable for every student. Students can gain skills like leadership, confidence, and discipline, which are necessary to be successful in any career.
Check out these options to see if they might be a good fit for your child.
There are other military experiences that can prepare for these kinds of careers as well.
As you are guiding your child through college preparation, do some research on the ROTC program. ROTC stands for "Reserve Officer Training Corps" - a college program offered at many universities 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, so don't take this lightly, it's serious business. ROTC representatives attend college fairs, so you can research this option as you are looking for colleges.