The JROTC Department

The Goal of JROTC

To motivate and develop young people is the goal of Junior ROTC. To accomplish this goal, it combines classroom instruction and extracurricular activities oriented on attaining an awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship; developing the student’s (Cadet’s) sense of personal responsibility; building life skills; and providing leadership opportunities.

What JROTC is Not…

Cadets are organized into units along military lines and are taught by retired military personnel, but Junior ROTC does not recruit students for military service. Instead, its focus is on developing young people and orienting them positively in preparation for whatever role in life they might choose. It is in this sense that Junior ROTC is part of the Army’s service to the nation.

The Curriculum

The curriculum, taught by retired military professionals, encompasses a broad spectrum of subjects, including:

  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership
  • Physical Fitness
  • First Aid, Drug Abuse Prevention
  • History, Citizenship
  • Technology Awareness
  • and many others…

Junior ROTC awards academic grades, but its true measures of success are the young people it motivates to stay in school and graduate. It also develops the personal confidence and pride in self to avoid drugs and other negative peer pressures, and attain life skills that enhance success after graduation.

Established by Congress in 1916, Army Junior ROTC has demonstrated over the decades that it works! Junior ROTC Cadets generally graduate from high school at a higher rate than the school as a whole, and principals, parents, and former cadets consistently endorse the positive impact that Junior ROTC has had on the school, the community and the cadets themselves.