MISSION STATEMENT: To motivate young people to be better citizens.
JROTC PHILOSOPHY: To prepare high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of the benefits of citizenship. Classroom and outside activities, including service learning projects, are opportunities in acquiring the knowledge, discipline, and sense of responsibility that are necessary in taking charge of one’s future. The result is responsible cadets who are sure of themselves, can think on their own, and can express their ideas and opinions clearly and concisely.
JROTC GOALS FOR ALL CADETS:
a. Graduate from high school with a 2.5 GPA.
b. Become better citizens by knowing and exercising the rights, responsibilities, privileges, and freedoms of good citizenship.
c. Gain leadership potential and the ability to live and work cooperatively with others; demonstrate leadership in situations involving conflict resolution.
d. Achieve positive self-esteem and winning behavioral concepts in a culturally diverse society.
e. Learn the ability to think logically and to communicate effectively, with emphasis on effective oral communication and team building.
f. Learn the importance of diet and of physical fitness in maintaining good health and appearance.
g. Gain an understanding of the history, purpose, and structure of Army JROTC.
h. Acquire proficiency in basic military skills (such as drill and ceremonies, first aid, and map reading) that are necessary for working effectively as a member of a team.
i. Learn the importance of citizenship through American history as it relates to America’s culture and future from the Revolutionary period to the present.
j. Learn about the dangers of substance abuse and the importance of mental management, including goal setting and positive self-talk.