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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Tracewell

What You Didn't Know About the ASVAB!

You probably think “Military” when you hear about the ASVAB. The Armed Services Vocational and Aptitude Battery indeed started out as a military entrance screening, and is still used for enlistment into one of the military services. However, there is a student version that’s used for high school career exploration, and Baker Charter Schools will be offering this ASVAB Career Exploration Program in January at two of our student center locations! This test is open to all 10th-12th graders and is completely free and voluntary. Registration info below!

Why You Should Consider Taking the ASVAB

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program will help you identify your skills and interests and also explore occupations. Even better, you’ll learn effective strategies to realize those goals. Like many of the other career exploration tests out there, ASVAB is designed to determine your readiness for continuing education and training in various career areas. What is so great about understanding your academic strengths and weaknesses? Then you have valuable information to help you choose your future pathway! You also have time to improve yourself before you start a job, begin college, vocational school, or enter the military.

After the test, your results, along with an interest inventory (Find Your Interests) will be sent to Baker Charter Schools for you and your counselor or advisor to explore careers (this is called a post-test interpretation).

Your ASVAB test results and “Find Your Interests” are tools for you to explore different occupations, identify a college major, and find out about your personality. Your AFQT military qualification score is reflected on your test results and can be used to enlist in any of the military services.

ASVAB testing information:

Monday, January 13, 2020 | 1-4 pm | PDX West Student Center: 8625 SW Cascade Ave. #230, Beaverton, OR 97008


Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 1-4 pm | Bend Student Center: 1352 NE 2nd St., Bend, OR 97701

REGISTER HERE! This is a computer-based test — bring your personal or school computer to the testing location. We will follow up with test interpretation sessions on February 6th & 7th both live and in Zoom. See the registration form for further details. Sign up by Jan. 6, 2020.

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