- JROTC Leadership and Academic Teams (JLAB)

Teams of Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets from across the country can participate in the Army JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowls. The benefits of participating include improved SAT/ACT scores, increased interest in college admissions, increased leadership skills, hands- on and interactive learning, and relating leadership skills to the historic monuments and memorials they visit when they advance to the final round in Washington, DC.

The programs begin with two online preliminary rounds with each JROTC unit competing against other units from around the world. The top placing teams (24 Academic teams and 40 Leadership teams) are selected to participate in the Championship round and Symposium, held each June at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

The JROTC Academic Bowl tests Cadets on their knowledge by using SAT/ACT-type questions in the areas of JROTC curriculum, English, math and science. One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT.

The JROTC Leadership Bowl tests Cadets on their knowledge by hands- on and interactive learning. One of the main goals of the JROTC Leadership Bowl is to challenge students to think outside the box and encourage them to discover and utilize their leadership styles.

Teams are comprised of 6 Cadets (4 primary and 2 Alternates) for each team.  Seniors can not be on the teams and Cadets can not be on both teams. Freshman can not be on the Leadership Team.

SJHS Army JROTC has been National Finalists:
Academic: 2014, 2015, 2016
Leadership: 2011, 2015

Level 1 and 2 qualifiers: 2010-2019 for both teams

2020 JLAB:
Tryouts: mid October
Practices: Wed, virtual or by Team Captain discretion
Level 1: 15 Jan 21
Level 2: 4 Mar 21
JLAB Finals: 18-22 Jun 21 (Washington DC)