The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a career skills assessment developed by the Dept. of Labor. Students in grades 10-12 are assessed in basic math, algebra, geometry, reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, science, and technical skills such as electronics, basic carpentry, and mechanics. Military branches use the assessment to determine certain jobs/career areas students may be qualified for in the armed services.
The ASVAB is also an accurate predictor of career pathways students may have the aptitude and interest for outside of the military. Once students complete the ASVAB and receive their scores, they will have access to a career platform which tracks career openings, salaries, and job requirements across the United States. Additionally the platform targets college/trade school resources which support chosen careers, provides financial aid information, and gives an overview of careers and how individuals can transfer to other career fields.
The cost of the ASVAB is free and is given at MHS twice a year. The military has various score requirements for enlistment. Students need to speak to a military recruiter for score requirements.