Military school is an option for both high school and college students. There are different types of military schools available. There are military schools for troubled teens and ROTC programs for college students looking to enhance their college education. Prior to enrolling in military school, it is important to understand what's expected of you. Some schools require you to join the military, while others do not have this requirement.

Oregon Youth Challenge Program

The Oregon Youth Challenge Program (OYCP) is an alternative public high school. Students live on campus for 5 1/2 months out of the year and follow a strict military model. Most of the students attending OYCP are at-risk adolescents who have dropped out of high school or are failing in the traditional public school setting. Students with felony convictions are not eligible to attend OYCP.

All students attending the Oregon Youth Challenge Program must complete all three phases of the program. The first phase lasts two weeks and consists of physical development, learning the structure of the program, discipline and military indoctrination. The second phases is twenty weeks of classroom instruction.

The third and final phase is twelve months long, and it's a mentor program. During the mentor program, students are required to work within their community implementing goals and objectives. The Oregon Youth Challenge Program is open to all 36 counties in Oregon. All applicants must be at least sixteen years of age when entering the program.

Oregon Youth Challenge Program

23861 Dodds Road

Bend, Oregon 97701

541-317-9623

rnoycp.com

Oregon State Naval ROTC

The Oregon State Naval ROTC is open to both civilian students and students with active duty parents. Oregon State Naval ROTC offers a college program to students wishing to enlist in the Navy or Marine Corps. Once students have graduated from the ROTC program, they will be commissioned as a Ensign in the Navy or a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

There are several scholarships offered at the Oregon State Naval ROTC, and students with high standings are sometimes offered stipends to offset the cost of books and other supplies associated with college.

Oregon State Naval ROTC

2201 SW Washington Way

Corvallis, OR 97331

541-737-6289

Detachment 685

Detachment 685 is an Air Force ROTC program. Students are given a fully paid four-year college education and a guaranteed job upon completion of the program. In exchange for a fully paid education, students are required to serve four years in the Air Force after completion of the four-year college program.

In order to get accepted into the Detachment 685 program, students must pass a fitness test and a background check; they must submit all high school and college transcripts. Cadets are also required to meet the height and weight restrictions put in place by the Air Force. Applicants can apply at the age of seventeen with parental consent.

Detachment 685

308 McAlexander Fieldhouse

Corvallis, OR 97331

541-737-3291

oregonstate.edu