JROTC

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC

1 credit per semester

Prerequisite Grade 10 or above


Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC is a high school program sponsored by the United States Army. The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. JROTC teaches cadets how to be responsible members of a team and their community. JROTC is for all students, whether or not they intend to pursue a military career. Cadets may take advantage of additional opportunities for assistance with Service Academy applications, ROTC Scholarships for college, and automatic promotions for enlisted service members.


Program Overview

The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. Daily opportunities are provided for cadets to challenge themselves, both mentally and physically. Cadets learn leadership, problem solving, and team-building skills. By learning and practicing how to plan, organize, and lead, cadets master skills that will not only make them successful in school, but also make them successful in life. Extra-curricular, adventure activities further allow cadets the opportunity to develop these life skills to develop self confidence by participating in drill and ceremonies activities, physical fitness training, and knowledge at higher levels. Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage are character traits developed in JROTC.

FMRHS JROTC Website


Course Core Abilities

The JROTC core abilities describe the broad, lifelong skills that every cadet needs for success in all career and life roles. They are drawn from the overall goals and values that drive the JROTC program. Core abilities are not learned in one lesson or LET (Leadership, Education, and Training) level, but rather they are linked to lesson competencies in order to integrate or thread them throughout the JROTC curriculum. Core abilities follow:

  • Build your capacity for lifelong learning
  • Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques
  • Take responsibility for your actions and choices
  • Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country, and the world
  • Treat self and others with respect
  • Apply critical thinking techniques


Courses

Students successfully completing the 4 courses listed below will be recognized as JROTC program completers. In addition to the core courses listed below, JROTC offers courses at level 3 and 4 for students interested in continuing beyond the CTE program core courses. For additional information please email Major Maynard at wmaynard@sau60.org or Cadets who successfully complete all 4 semesters will be automatically promoted upon enlistment into the Armed Forces of the United States.


Leadership, Education, and Training 1A - This introductory course is the study of leadership theory and application, foundation for success, communication/study skills, citizenship, military customs and courtesies, physical training, drill, map reading, and the history and objective of JROTC.

Prerequisite: None.


Leadership, Education, and Training 1B - This course builds upon the successes of the previous course and expands the study of leadership theory and application, foundation for success, communication skills, citizenship, military customs and courtesies, physical training, drill, map reading, and the history and objective of JROTC.

Prerequisite: None.


Leadership, Education, and Training 2A - This course introduces the study of wellness, fitness and first aid, drug awareness, ethical values and principles of good citizenship in American history and Government. Cadets demonstrate knowledge of drill, map reading and physical training, with emphasis on methods of instruction.

Prerequisite: C or better in LET 1a or 1b.


Leadership, Education, and Training 2B - This course builds upon the successes of the previous course and expands the study of wellness, fitness and first aid, drug awareness, ethical values and principles of good citizenship in American history and Government. Cadets demonstrate knowledge of drill, map reading and physical training, with emphasis on methods of instruction.

Prerequisite: C or better in LET 1a or 1b.


Course Requirements

JROTC cadets are required to march in one parade, work one fundraiser, and serve in two community service events each semester. These activities support the mission of JROTC and provide a tremendous benefit to the local community. Cadets failing to participate in these requirements will adversely affect the cadet’s course grade and eligibility to continue in JROTC. Cadets will also be issued uniforms and equipment at no cost. Cadets who do not turn-in all issued items will be held financially responsible.


Course Extracurricular Teams

All cadets in good standing may participate in one or more of the following extracurricular teams:

  • Drill Team: Cadets learn precision drill movements and marching. The Drill Team competes in five categories of drill in the Northern New England Army JROTC League.
  • Marksmanship Team: Cadets learn air rifle safety and marksmanship techniques and compete against other JROTC Marksmanship teams throughout the region.
  • Raider Team: Cadets participate in Army Adventure training such as The One Rope Bridge, Land Navigation, The Army Physical Fitness Test, and the Raider Team 5K Run. The Raider Team competes in the Northern New England Army JROTC League.


Articulation Agreements

  • Cadets who successfully complete all 4 semesters will be automatically promoted upon enlistment into the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • University of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Online Course: Youth Leadership
  • JROTC cadets who meet FMRHS requirements may be awarded a Varsity letter as qualified members of the Drill, Raider, or Marksmanship Teams.


Embedded Course Credit

JROTC cadets that successfully complete two semesters of JROTC curriculum are eligible for 1/2 credit of Physical Education with approval from the Senior Army Instructor.