• Military Science

    JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (JROTC)

     

    The goal of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is to provide secondary school students the opportunity to become informed, responsible citizens prepared for challenges beyond high school graduation and ready to enter the workforce. The curriculums focus on academics including United States military history; exploration of national security issues; the study of meteorology and astronomy; communications and advanced technologies employed by the Armed Services; navigation and survival skills; healthy lifestyles and physical fitness; organizational skills and financial management; career exploration in a wide variety of fields (military and non-military) and the foundations of responsible leadership. Cadets learn and continue to develop leadership skills and application of military courtesies and customs as they complete each year of their JROTC programs. Each of the four branches structures its curriculum for success in high school and beyond. Through the demonstration of discipline, honor, self-respect, and commitment cadets gain increasing responsibilities within their programs. JROTC cadets and units must complete civic action projects and community service. The program provides opportunities to attend field trips to historical military sites and institutions; visits to colleges/universities and military service academies to increase awareness and opportunities; and participation on one of the various Drill Teams could include travels to neighboring counties, states, and possibly to competitions held nationwide. The programs provide college scholarships and Military Academy appointment opportunities for qualified cadets. With the completion of specific requirements several courses within the JROTC curriculum can earn cadets college credits at one of several partnering  two and four year colleges/ universities in the US. Students who successfully complete a minimum of three years of the JROTC program and qualify to enter the active duty military service receive pay/rank increases of two grades above non-JROTC recruits.