What does JROTC offer?
JROTC offers 4 years of Leadership Education Training that progressively teaches leadership theory through various degrees of hands on training in Leadership and problem solving.
Year 1-4 is offered periods 1-3 and 5
Rifle Marksmanship is offered 0 Period and is a team that competes locally and nationally.
Color Guard, Raider Team, Drill Team armed and unarmed are offered 7th period. Drill teams are marching teams that compete locally and nationally against other JROTC's from all services.
Raider Team is a Physical Fitness team that is offered 7th period. Raider team competes locally and nationally against other JROTC's.
Color Guard- Colors Guards are teams that carry and honor our national flag by presenting them at school and events all over Southern California.
Saber Team, Academic and Leadership teams are also available.
The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens.
- Students in their 1st and 2nd year of high school earn PE credit through JROTC.
- Students who do not require PE credit earn A-G "G" Credit.
- Students in JROTC 7th Period earn Performance Arts Credit.
- It is devoted to your growth, both as a student and person. This program is a cooperative effort by the Army and your school to give you an opportunity for total development and improve yourself in many ways.
- JROTC teaches self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done.
JROTC IS NOT a recruiting station. The mission of the program is to motivate young people to become better citizens. The purpose of the program is to instill the values of citizenship, service to community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. JROTC students are the leaders of tomorrow. Students are taught the importance of a high school diploma and further education for a successful future. JROTC teaches life skills, career opportunities, writing resumes, and preparation for job interviews.
1. High School Transition Assistance
The teenage years are one of the most difficult times in life. It's a time of exploring, a time of challenging the old rules and relationships, and therefore, a time of great uncertainty. JROTC provides a haven outside of family that students can depend on and feel at home with. It instills ethics and morals they can stand on and grow from. JROTC provides a structure they are searching for; the rules and discipline they can accept; goals they are willing to pursue; interests that engage their minds, body and spirits; and all the support they need from both instructors and peers. The mastering of leadership techniques instills a quiet confidence that comes from knowing what they are capable of, and the character to do what it takes to accomplish their goals.
2. College Assistance
The JROTC program is recognized by colleges and perspective employers for its leadership building program. College applications give JROTC experience the same credit as an Eagle Scout award. Employers choose JROTC students over other applicants because of their dependability, integrity, leadership, and dependability. Military scholarships are worth up to $80,000. JROTC students have received regular college scholarships for marksmanship. The program can assist with much more than mere money; it provides students with the discipline and maturity skills needed to be successful in life.
The JROTC program is one of the most dynamic programs in the school and offers a variety of fun and adventure activities such as Spring camp, drill and marksmanship competitions, First Aid training, Rappelling, and leadership reaction courses, and an opportunity to attend an actual military spring camp. These activities are all optional and not required for the grade.
4. Lifelong Friendships
The Cadet Battalion family welcomes all new students. The program develops leadership potential with the ability to live and work cooperatively with others. Unlike other classes, JROTC teaches tolerance and empathy. JROTC is all about teamwork. Every student has a job and every job is important to the Battalion. As friends and mentors, they assist each other with homework, sharing personal problems, offering conflict resolution, and peer counseling with sound advice.
5. Build Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
The JROTC program builds self-confidence and self-esteem through leadership training and responsibility. Second year students are given leadership positions and are taught to set sound goals. They are closely mentored by the instructors and senior cadets. These new leaders are guided to learn from their mistakes so that they can continually improve their leadership skills. Cadets are recognized with numerous ribbons, medals and rank. These newly acquired skills of organization, self-discipline and responsibility are quickly noted in their other high school classes, extracurricular activities, jobs, and homes.