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 self confidence to be successful in life.
A quick google search will reveal the most valued characteristics that Fortune 500 companies look for when hiring - these personal characteristics are all part of the JROTC nationally accredited curriculum:
Ability to work as a member of a team
Ability to lead others
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!
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!
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!
How do I sign up??
Simply ask your counselor to enroll you in JROTC!!