The St. John's Northwestern Service Academy Preparation (SAP) and Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Advantage Program is a one-year, post-secondary program designed to help young men who wish to gain entry into one of our nation's five service academies, or win a competitive ROTC Advantage scholarship to a highly selective college or university. The program begins in mid-August and ends in May of the following year. It consists of the following four components:
The St. John's Northwestern SAP and ROTC Advantage Program is unique in several ways:
It is done in partnership with the University of Wisconsin (UW) System via their nearby campus in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and all courses are taught at the college level by professors from the UW System.
In addition to a core program of science, mathematics and English, we offer instruction in Department of Defense high-interest languages including Arabic, Farsi and Mandarin Chinese.
We also have a partnership with a private aviation training company that provides flight training for those interested in military aviation.
If, at the end of the year, a student does not enter a Service Academy or ROTC program, he will still have completed a full freshman year of college. UW credits transfer to nearly every other college and university in the country.