Service and Leadership Academy FAQs

  • FAQs

    Who is eligible for the WHS Service & Leadership Academy?
    The Service & Leadership Academy is open to EVERY student. No placement exam is required.

    Who should join the Service & Leadership Academy?
    Students who are interested in the following career fields: Public safety, Public service, Service science (NASA), Law, Government, Social services, Education, Military or the Clergy.

    What are the requirements of the Service & Leadership Academy?
    Service & Leadership Academy students are required to complete a minimum of 100 community service hours annually. Students in the academy are required to participate in National History Day at Monmouth University in
    grades 9-11.

    What are the advantages of the WHS Service & Leadership Academy?
    Through this academy students have the opportunity to earn up to $250,000 in U.S. Military Academy scholarships. Service and Leadership Academy students may apply for the National NJROTC Scholarship which affords students the opportunity to earn full college tuition with 4 years of military service post college graduation. Students may earn the Legion 529 Scholarship as well as the Allaire’s Women’s Club Scholarship. Students in the academy may apply for one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students through the American Legion known as Boys State. In the classroom, students are engaged in Project-Based Learning. Membership in the academy could potentially strengthen your college and/or scholarship applications.

    Are advanced courses available through the Service and Leadership Academy?
    Absolutely! Your students will have the choice of taking college preparatory, honors and/or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

    What are the next steps to join the Service & Leadership Academy?
    Inform your High School Guidance Counselor that you would like to join.

    Who do I contact if I have more questions about the WHS Service & Leadership Academy?
    Colonel Richard Jakucs is the NNDCC Instructor and Service & Leadership Academy Director. 

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