Assabet Valley MCJROTC
Leadership Education, more commonly referred to as Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (MCJROTC), is a course offered in the academic program. The program’s focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation. Students who choose to enroll and take MCJROTC Leadership classes are not obligated to join the Marine Corps or any other branch of service. Students, however, must accept Marine Corps standards of discipline, appearance, and training. This is a nationally recognized program that has received accreditation by The Commission of International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). The CITA Alliance includes the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CEMS and SACS-CSMS). It is designed to instill in high school students a value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of ethics and honor.
The Assabet Valley (AV) Regional Technical High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (MCJROTC) will inspire the next generation of leaders to be involved in the community, genuine feeling of citizenship, and respect for themselves and others.
- Develop informed and responsible citizens.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Strengthen character.
- Promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security.
- Help form habits of self-discipline.
- Develop respect for, and an understanding of, the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.
Provide a structured environment that will allow the cadets to make decisions, be responsible, take initiative, and learn from their mistakes as they decide and become the person they want to be.
Create an organization that will foster perpetual self development of the next generation leaders with respect for others, pride in capabilities/appearance, and an appreciation for health/fitness.