What is JROTC?
The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a four-year CTE elective program of instruction cost-shared by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Two consecutive JROTC courses fulfill the CTE two-credit requirement for a high school diploma.
The curriculum is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, personal responsibility, and teamwork, while instilling self esteem, self-discipline, and a sense of accomplishment. JROTC cadets earn advanced rank when enlisting into any branch of the military and advanced opportunities for federal/military academy appointments and ROTC college scholarships. JROTC is not a military recruiting program; cadets will not incur any military obligation upon completion of the program.
JROTC is a service to our nation, in that it provides cadets the motivation and skills to improve physical fitness; remain drug free; think critically and creatively; communicate effectively; work as a team member; graduate from high school; pursue meaningful careers especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and become successful citizens.