The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that teaches students
character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the Army and the high schools to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment.
The JROTC program uses a world-class 21st Century, technology driven, student centered curriculum. The curriculum consists of education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics.Collectively, these lessons motivate students to be better citizens. In addition to promoting citizenship, JROTC also prepares students for post-secondary options including college or the workforce.
The curriculum is facilitated and taught by qualified Retired Army personnel. JROTC teacher qualifications are based on military experience, maturity, stability, and leadership acquired over 20 plus years of service to our great nation. To safeguard the viability of the JROTC program, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Education (DoE) endorse the proposition that states recognize JROTC instructors as certified to teach JROTC and the array of subject areas embedded within the program. So far, JROTC has proven to be a successful program, making substantial contributions to students, schools, and communities.