• What is JROTC?

    JROTC is a life skills program that provides classroom learning, physical and mentally challenging team competitions and fun experiential learning activities to prepare students for success during high school and after graduation = for a lifetime.

    Instructors are retired senior military leaders with a lifetime of experience to share with students about how to build personal skills, education and experience to be successful in life

    What will I learn in JROTC?

    A quick google search will reveal the most valued characteristics that Fortune 500 companies look for when hiring:

    Communication 

    Ability to work as a member of a team 

    Ability to lead others 

    Self-Confidence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Problem Solving

    And so much more......

     

    What are the advantages of being in JROTC?

    Students in JROTC have the same instructional team throughout their 4 years of high school - these experienced leaders teach, coach and mentor students to graduation and provide support as they explore and develop their post-high school plan.

    JROTC is a Career and technical Education program with approved Nevada Department of Education Standards.  Want to skip physical education and health classes? Students enrolled in JROTC will receive their full high school PE, Health, Fine Arts & Humanities credits = all from being in JROTC!

    FREE COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT CREDITS - Cadets who complete 3 years of JROTC will receive transcript credit from Truckee Meadows Community College when they enroll - 11 Credits total! Business 198 (3 credits), Physical Education 174 (2 credits), Communications 215 (3 credits), Community Health Sciences 102 (3 credits). These are electives that can be used towards any degree program you choose!  Cadets who pass the Workplace Readiness Exam will receive an additional 2 transcript credit hours = that is 13 credit hours in total = that's equivalent to one college semester!

    JROTC is a family! Cadet friendships are solid and span high school and beyond. Cadets look out after each other and provide support = once you become a Cadet, you will never be alone again!  There are Cadets from all four grade levels in every period of JROTC classes = you will immediately have upper classmen as your friends and mentors!

     

    Why do JROTC Cadets wear uniforms?

    JROTC uses a military model, leadership experiential learning, company management

    Teaches time management, discipline, organizational skills, attention to detail and pride in your accomplishments by wearing the awards that you earn!

    To demonstrate that you are part of a team that is bigger than yourself!

    JROTC is NOT a military training program or a recruiting program for military services = there are no military service obligations from being a JROTC Cadet!

     

    What kind of fun activities will I do?

    Competitive activities - Raiders, Drill, Air Rifle, National Academic Bowl, robotics, drones, cyber activities

    Team activities - field trips, fundraisers, community service

    Great adventures to test yourself - JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). This is 5 days of experiential learning with 150 fellow Cadets - Rappelling, High Ropes Courses, Kayaking, Aquatics and Wilderness Survival Skills. Cadets also learn to lead their peers through assigned leadership positions throughout camp = JCLC is the best event of the year!

    The Annual Military Ball - more than 1600 Cadets and Guests attend each year - dance the night away!

    Hanging out with all your new friends!

     

    Are after-school,evening and weekend activities mandatory?

    Nope - you choose what you would like to do - you can be as busy as you want to be!

    JROTC Video - although this video is about the JROTC program at Reno HS, it shares everything that is common across all WCSD JROTC programs!

    Reno HS JROTC

    How do I sign up??

    Simply ask your counselor to enroll you in JROTC!!