Military Families

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Oscar F Smith High School is a proud recipient of the VDOE Purple Star designation, 2021 award year.

Oscar F. Smith High School is proud to serve the many military families who work and live in our community. We are committed to providing support, resources, and enriching programs to enhance our students’ educational experiences and support their families.

This webpage is designed to provide information to military families that are relocating to Chesapeake and have questions about the Oscar F. Smith High School zone. Please visit our district military resources page dedicated to information for our military families to find important information relevant to all of the forty-seven schools in Chesapeake Public Schools.

Our school counselors are prepared and ready to assist military families wishing to enroll their student at Oscar F. Smith High School! In addition to our in-school Counselors, Chesapeake Public Schools has a School Liaison Officer who is available to assist incoming military families.

Student Opportunities at Oscar F. Smith High School

Oscar F Smith High School is proud to offer a diploma credit-based Junior Reserve Officer Training program. Aerospace Science, commonly referred to as Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC), is a citizenship, community service and self-discipline building program. Students enrolled in our AFJROTC program are known as cadets and participate in academic and leadership activities. The curriculum includes a variety of academic and leadership subjects that focus on valuable life skills.

Classroom study in Aerospace Science includes the heritage of flight, development of air power, principles of flight, navigation and the space environment. In Leadership Education cadets learn leadership skills such as
organization, group dynamics, communication techniques, honor and ethics along with drill and ceremony procedures.

The AFJROTC curriculum supports Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). Elective credit is awarded for all courses. The Corps of Cadets has an Honor Code and strives to live by it. Cadets participate in a variety of school and
community service projects of their own design. Prospective cadets should be willing to participate in these projects. Other cadet activities include field trips to military facilities, historic sites, and higher educational institutions that support JROTC curriculum. Cadets may also participate in summer leadership camps and schools. Students enrolled in JROTC who have completed at least three years in the program may compete for full ROTC college scholarships and
appointment to the service academies. The purpose of AFJROTC is to produce better and more productive citizens for America. It is NOT a military recruiting program. Students are not required to enter military service.

Aerospace Science Faculty
Col. Michael Helsabeck
Msg Eric Cain


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Athletics at Oscar F. Smith High School


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Student2Student is a student program that brings military and civilian students together to welcome new students, create a positive environment, support academic excellence, and ease transitions. 

Parent Resources at Oscar F. Smith High School


Oscar F. Smith Counseling Department (757) 548-0992

Oscar F. Smith High School Military Family Counselor