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How to Build Your CHS Bridge Program
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This overview is designed to help your recruit successfully build out the remaining courses needed to complete their high school diploma and join the U.S. Military.
Each student needs are different. Some will need 1 or 2 courses to complete their bridge while others may need 5, 6, or 7 courses to complete theirs. The length of time needed to complete their bridge will depend on the number of courses, the difficulty of the courses, their life position and their desire and time to complete their diploma and join the military.
It's all about the recruit
This bridge program is coordinated by a single person the recruit! The CHS Admissions Specialist, you as a recruiter, family and friends can assist them, but the recruit is the one person who will pick the courses and decide how and when to complete them.
What Courses Do They Need To Build Their Course Bridge
When your recruit meets with their CHS Admissions Specialist, they will inform them of the number and type of courses they will need to reach the 18- credit requirement to be awarded the CHS Career Diploma. The below example only shows the courses require in blue, courses accepted in yellow and the Bridge Courses they need to take in green.
(Blue Column) The Career Diploma requires a student to complete 18 credits
(Yellow Column) The Transcript Evaluation accepted 13 Credits
(Green Column) Bridge Courses you need to take to complete your diploma
Choosing their Bridge Courses
If your recruit is lacking any English course, they must complete the English Course recommended by the Admissions Specialist, but in all other subject categories they have a choice of courses. For example, if they need to take a Math, Science or Social Science course, each core subject areas has a variety of courses and topics they can choose from.
To fill their elective courses, they can choose from 100’s of elective combination in the CHS’s course catalog. In addition, CHS has set aside a set of electives tailored courses specifically to help meet their elective requirement and can also serve as courses that support their military career.
Please visit the military catalog for a list of courses.
No Cost ASVAB Prep Course
This is a no cost online prep-course available for anyone to enroll. Any student in any high school, homeschoolers, legal immigrant, or active duty servicemember and others can enroll. This is a one-stop, self-study umbrella course with a wide range of ASVAB information, a complete study guide and a clear step-by-step set of video lessons that help prepare the student to pass the ASVAB Examination. The recruit may study at their own pace.
If your recruit is in need of additional ASVAB tutoring, CHS has partnered with Duran Learning to provide reduced cost additional tutoring to help them pass the ASVAB. Duran Learning: Ace the ASVAB
In addition, Tudor.com provides “No-Cost, Online Tutoring and Homework Help 24/7 for U.S. Military and Their Families (Dependents)
For more information on the ASVAB Prep-Course, see the ASVAB section on the left side of the page.
Any Student Can Earn ½ High School Credit If they score a 31 or higher on the ASVAB Test.
- Once the student passes the ASVAB with a 31 or higher they can choose to apply for the ½ credit to be transferred back to their public, private, or charter school, OR a CHS student can apply the ½ credit toward their CHS diploma.
- For additional information please refer to the ASVAB Prep Course Tab on the left side of this page.
Elective Courses that are tailored to support the Military Bridge
The student can choose any elective course they desire from the CHS course catalog to fill their elective requirements. The below set of elective courses are courses that CHS Admission Specialists and Military Recruiters highlighted as useful options to complete the bridge program course of study. Complete course descriptions can be found in the CHS course catalog under Military Bridge Courses.
- ASVAB Prep Course ½ Credit
- DEP Course ½ Credit (Coming Soon)
- Directed Reading 1 Credit
- Life Skills 1 Credit
- Cooking 1 Credit
- Physical Fitness ½ Credit
- Military Career Planning 1 Credit (Coming Soon)
Use of Tutor.com for U.S. Military and Dependents
For U.S. Military & Their Families there is NO-COST for Online Tutoring and Homework Help 24/7. Learners can get 1-to-1 help in 150 different subjects from an expert tutor—anytime, on any internet connected device, from anywhere in the world. Tutor.com Military Web Page
Transferring Credit to the Recruit's Local High School
To ensure that the CHS credits will transfer to your local high school, complete the Credit Transfer Form, and send it to the recruit’s local high school guidance counselor.
Provided they meet their school’s transfer credit requirements and successfully complete the CHS course or courses, the recruit’s CHS high school courses should transfer to their local school as acceptable transfer credit. Please note, the acceptance of earned transfer credits is determined by the receiving institution.
For additional information on Transferring Credit to the recruit’s local high school, please click on the following link: CHS Transfer Credit Explainer
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