Frequently asked Questions (FAQ's) about the program
Question: What is JROTC?
Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is an elective class offered for up to four years in high school. It provides academic credit and teaches citizenship, leadership, teamwork and personal responsibility. Students learn about civics, geography, global awareness, health and wellness, language arts, life skills and U.S. history.
Question: Do students in JROTC have to join the military?
No, they do not have to join the military. Students who decide to join the military will join at a higher rank. They also can earn a higher rank in senior ROTC in college. However, there is no obligation to join the military.
Question: Does JROTC help students go to college?
Participating in JROTC teaches students about college and other educational and employment opportunities. JROTC training improves students’ ability to study, take tests, set goals and focus. It stresses leadership, teamwork and effective communication, all skills desired in college students and workers. Students may also be eligible for ROTC scholarships for college.
Question: Do JROTC cadets have to wear uniforms?
Yes! Students are asked to wear their uniforms once a week or if they are going to take part in a special event or ceremony. The rest of the week they wear normal clothing.
Question: Are there special fees for participating in JROTC?
Students in JROTC receive uniforms, supplies, books and other equipment free of charge. If a student’s uniform is lost or damaged there may be charge. There is a $40 activity fee that pays for your Battalion T-Shirts (2) and goes towards the paying for special activities.
Question: Who teaches JROTC?
JROTC programs are taught by retired Army personnel who have experience working with young people. The Army JROTC program certifies JROTC instructors but the school district hires them. Select the instructors page and read the Bio's of our instructors to learn more about them.
Question: How does JROTC prepare students for success after graduation?
JROTC teaches students to think logically and communicate effectively. It helps students understand the importance of graduating high school and introduces them to other educational and employment opportunities.
Question: How does JROTC prepare students for success in life?
The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as Americans. Students learn about good citizenship and are encouraged to volunteer in their communities. They develop strong ethical values and principles associated with good citizenship.
Question: What are the after school requirements of JROTC?
There are only 4 after school events required of a cadet in the program for the academic year, a Fall Awards Ceremony and a Spring Awards Ceremony, a Parade / Cadet Review Ceremony and our Cadet Ball. We do highly recommend that cadets get involved in our extra-curricular activities and more information about those can be found by exploring the home page of this website and clicking on the buttons for the activities below the pictures and description.