REMEMBER:
 
 THE MCNEIL HIGH SCHOOL AIR FORCE JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS BOOSTER CLUB PARENTS, OFFICERS, FAMILY, STAFF AND MEMBERS HAVE THE
PRIMARY MISSION TO SUPPORT OUR CADETS IN EVERY WAY.
 
 Please ask for our help, guidance, advice, experience and become a member at :
 
 
   
***The Booster Club Officers are happy to offer written or personal references for job or college applications for McNeil AFJROTC current cadets and alumni! Just send a request to our email with any pertinent info.
 
 
COLLEGE 
 
US News Magazine's College rankings:   https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges 
 
Compare colleges and find the best fit for you or your student:   https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ 
 
Research and calculate college costs:   https://collegecost.ed.gov/ 
 
College Financial Aid:   https://fafsa.ed.gov/ 
 
 
23,000+ College Scholarships    http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/
 
College Scholarship Essay Examples    http://www.collegescholarships.com/
 
The best FREE SAT/ACT preparation as well as the best overall tutorial in every academic subject--- from Elementary school to College level:
                                                              https://www.khanacademy.org/ 
 
How to get an ROTC college scholarship:
 
****COLLEGE TIP---There are literally thousands of books on the college application process, SAT/ACT study guides, scholarships, grants, financial aid and college application essay writing. Before you invest any money, look into what is available at your local library. The books available can be previewed in person and best of all, are free to take home.
 
 
 
United States Armed Forces 
 
Attending a College is not every cadet's goal after graduation. For those who wish to serve, here is some instructional information:
 
 
Army            https://www.army.mil/
 
Air Force      https://www.airforce.com/
 
Navy            https://www.navy.com/        
 
Marines        https://www.marines.com/
 
 
All Military branches require the ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). There are several recruiter recommended paper study guides for it available along with excellent cell phone practice apps accessible to suit each cadet's learning strengths. Here is some helpful information:
 
Free Practice Test      https://www.studyguidezone.com/asvabtest.htm
This website is so Great and Free it needs repeating:      https://www.khanacademy.org/
 
 
 
 
MILITARY ACADEMY ACCEPTANCE AND INFO
 
ALL MILITARY ACADEMIES REQUIRE A DIFFERENT APPLICATION PROCESS THAN TRADITIONAL COLLEGES. A person must be under 23 and can apply while serving.
 
Army Academy- West Point, NY   http://www.usma.edu/SitePages/Home.aspx
 
How to apply for West Point Acceptance Guide
 
Naval Academy- Annapolis, Maryland   https://www.usna.edu/homepage.php 
 
 
Air Force Academy- Colorado Springs, Colorado     http://www.usafa.af.mil/ 
 
 
Coast Guard Academy- New London, Connecticut   http://www.cga.edu/
 
US Merchant Marine Academy- Kings Point, New York   https://www.usmma.edu/ 
 
*IMPORTANT NOTE: All military academies require a congressional letter of nomination to apply. It is recommended that cadets send requests to all of their state representatives. Check your local congressman's webpage for criteria. Example criteria listed on a Texas senator's 2017 webpage are:
   
2. Resume
3. Four letters of recommendation. Example:  ./20170403_Recommendation Letter Instructions 2017.pdf
************see the top and bottom of this webpage ************** 
4. High school or College transcript.
5.  SAT/ACT scores. 
 
 
*REMEMBER---THE McNEIL HS AFJROTC BOOSTER CLUB'S PRIMARY MISSION IS TO SUPPORT OUR CADETS.  IF YOU NEED HELP, GUIDANCE, CLARIFICATION OR HAVE QUESTIONS, FEEDBACK, REFERENCE REQUESTS OR JUST THE NEED TO POINT YOURSELF OR YOUR CADET IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, PLEASE PLEASE CONTACT US, WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP !