As a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadet you are embarking on one of the most interesting and valuable educational experiences of your high school career. In JROTC you will be given the chance to participate in your education and will learn to be a better citizen. The JROTC program provides you with tools and skills you can use to succeed in high school, but far more importantly, these tools and skills will be useful for the remainder of your life.
Students can participate in the United States Army, Air Force, or Navy Junior ROTC programs that promote patriotism and develop informed and responsible citizens, a high degree of personal honor, self reliance, individual discipline, and leadership.
If you are a current 8th or 9th grader and would like to explore the JROTC programs that The School District offers please check out the schools to the right.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
JROTC is an accredited (Advance Ed) educational program offered to all students in schools with JROTC programs. The JROTC program is designed to make young people better citizens and prepare them for college, the work force and key leadership positions through specialized instruction in American history, military history, engineering (STEM), military bearing, discipline, conduct, team work, physical fitness and most importantly the intangible leadership skill set required to succeed in any endeavor. All JROTC program use advance classroom technology Classroom Performance System (CPS) and Qt2 devices taking the response experience to a new level.
The recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provisions includes adding STEM to JROTC curriculum, authorizes DoD to create a scholarship program for JROTC members to pursue private pilot’s certification and establish JROTC program at the middle school level provided the students above 7th grade are co-located with the 9th grade participating unit. We anticipate in the future NDAA the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) will direct enhancement and preparation of JROTC cadets for careers in computer science and cybersecurity.
In an endeavor to achieve the goals and objectives of JROTC cadets participate in a myriad of practicum events and experiences enhancing the student cadet ability to learn through teamwork, project-based learning and subject matter immersion while cultivating an appreciation for discovery.