PNGAS Guard-Friendly High School

Pennsylvania High Schools: The Pennsylvania National Guard needs to recruit more than 2,300 new soldiers and airmen every year to replace members that have retired or completed their enlistments. To aid recruitment, the Pennsylvania National Guard offers the highest tuition benefits in the nation, with more than $64,000 in state tuition benefits in addition to GI Bill benefits. Recruiting bonuses can reach $20,000.

Today, more than ever, cooperative and flexible High Schools are critical to Guard and military recruiting.

In response, Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) developed the standards and application for PNGAS Guard Friendly High Schools.

Current Guard-Friendly High Schools

  • Annville-Cleona High School
  • Avonworth High School
  • Big Spring High School
  • Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
  • Brandywine Heights High School
  • Bucktail High School
  • Carbondale Area Jr-Sr HS
  • Central MontCo Technical High School
  • Central Mountain High School
  • Central York High School
  • Chester County Technical College High School
  • Commonwealth Charter Academy
  • Conestoga Valley High School
  • Conneaut Area Senior High
  • Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School
  • East Pennsboro Area High School
  • Eastern Lebanon County High School
  • Ephrata High School
  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School
  • Frankford High School
  • Governor Mifflin High School
  • Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center
  • Halifax Area High School
  • Harry S Truman High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Indiana County Technology Center
  • Interboro High School
  • Jim Thorpe Area High School
  • Keystone Jr. & Sr. High School
  • Lake-Lehman High School
  • Lebanon High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Lower Dauphin High School
  • Martin Luther King High School
  • Morrisville High School
  • New Oxford High School
  • Norristown Area High School
  • North East High School
  • Northeastern High School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School
  • Owen J. Roberts High School
  • Oxford Area High School
  • Palmyra Area High School
  • Parkland High School
  • Phoenixville Area High School
  • Radnor High School
  • Red Lion Area Senior High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Salisbury Township High School
  • Spring Grove Area High School
  • Steelton Highspire School District
  • Stroudsburg Area School District
  • The Philadelphia Military Academy
  • Upper Dauphin Area High School
  • Valley Forge Military Academy
  • West Mifflin Area High School
  • West Scranton High School

We are seeking more PNGAS Guard-Friendly High Schools

All high schools are encouraged to apply to be recognized as PNGAS Guard-Friendly High Schools. PNGAS established a sliding scale against 20-baseline criteria to recognize High Schools that are creating a supportive and open environment for military recruiters and their marketing materials. There are no costs or fees for High Schools to apply and participate.