JROTC programs are designed to develop the entire student. Students progressing through the program begin by learning to work together with a team for a common goal and develop skills and abilities in areas outside the typical classroom. Upper level students assume leadership roles for younger cadets. JROTC programs are not designed to promote the military but may be a springboard to a military career.
JROTC prepares you for life NOT for the military. Junior ROTC is a high school course given during regular school hours, but includes many out-of-classroom activities. The basics in the following topics are taught: history, government, technology awareness, current events, leadership, and personal skills (how to study, take tests, interview for jobs, etc.). Extracurricular activities include drill team, honor guard, and color guard. Students have the opportunity to go to a JROTC summer camp to train on confidence courses, play team sports, learn land navigation, and water safety techniques. JROTC cadets are obligated to develop and improve in ways schools generally don’t offer. JROTC does not promote the military lifestyle, but military skills are used to teach self-discipline, confidence and pride in a job well done.
This is a continuation of JROTC I. Also included in JROTC II are the course work on leadership, civics, geography and global awareness, health and wellness, language arts, life skills, and U.S. history. The curriculum is based on the principles of performance- based, learner-centered education and promotes development of core abilities: capacity for life-long learning, communication, responsibility for actions and choices, good citizenship, respectful treatment of others, and critical thinking techniques. Cadets learn how to lead, effective communication skills, conflict resolution and teaching skills.
JROTC cadets also learn how to read maps and basics of land navigation.
This is a continuation of JROTC II. Also included in JROTC III is leadership theory and applications, which teach cadets how to lead in a variety of situations. Cadets learn how to make a difference with service learning projects and career planning. Cadets also learn first aid techniques for emergency and non-emergency situations.
This is a continuation of JROTC III. In JROTC IV cadets learn leadership theory and application through the process of a leadership lab. Cadets learn planning skills, social responsibilities, financial planning, and drug prevention and intervention.