Military – A.F.J.R.O.T.C.
What is Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps????
AFJROTC is a citizenship training program that is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal respondsibility, character and self-discipline.
Why enroll in AFJROTC??????
- Learn about subjects you will use in life
- Instantly make 15-20 new friends
- Increase physical fitness and stamina AFJROTC is a citizenship training program that is
- Understand "Service before Self' designed to educate and train high school cadets in
- Practice leadership & followership skills citizenship, promote community service, instill personal
- Implement "Excellence" in all you do responsibility, character, and self-discipline.
- Experience curriculum in action
- Develop plan of action for the future
What Academic Credit to you get for being in JROTC?
Students earn 1 elective credit for one year (2 semesters).
How do I join?
Simply talked to your counselor.
What are some of the requirements of JROTC?
Attendance is vital! JROTC is experiential in nature meaning you have to actively participate in order to get the most out of it. Students are expected to adopt the Air Force's core values of integrity, service and excellence. JROTC students are required to maintain grooming standards while wearing the JROTC uniform which is worn once a week.
Are students issued uniforms?
Yes. Students are issued uniforms and are expected to wear them every Wednesday throughout the school day. Uniforms are free but must be cleaned periodically at the expense of the student. Upon leaving or graduating, students will turn in specified uniform items.
Will I have to serve in the military if I join AFJROTC?
Absolutely not! There is no military commitment.
Does JROTC recruit for the Armed Forces?
No. JROTC is not a recruiting service, nor is it an objective. Less than 4% of the 121,000+ high school JROTC students enlist into the military. However, those that choose to join may enter with an accelerated promotion which means an immediate pay raise.
What is a normal week within JROTC?
The JROTC curriculum is broken into 3 sections: Physical Training (PT), Leadership, Drill and Aerospace Studies. Currently, PT is held every Monday. Students are issued and expected to wear JROTC specific PT gear. Tuesdays and Wednesdays student learn, practice & command basic drill maneuvers as well as leadership/followership, management training and career opportunities. Thursdays and Fridays student are instructed on different Aerospace Science topics. Topics such as Aviation History, Cultural Studies, Space Exploration and the Science of Flight.
Are there fees to join?
There are no costs to join ROTC; however, students are expected to fund raise in order to offset costs of certain mandatory activities.
Are there any mandatory requirements?
Yes. Students are required to attend the Squadron's Military Ball which is our version of Prom. Students are also required to partake in Field Day events that occur once in the spring and fall. JROTC students will also be required to fulfill a certain amount of community service events such as Adopt a Street, Veterans' Salute luncheon, Salvation Army, etc.
Are there any other optional opportunities?
Absolutely! This is one of the main things that sets JROTC apart from any other class. Students are afforded many opportunities to see 'curriculum in action." There are numerous Field Trips scheduled throughout the year. Here is just a sampling from the past 3 years:
Buckley AFB tour, Nature andScience Museum, College Tours (UNC, U of Wyoming, USAF Academy, Emily Griffith), Safeway Distribution Center, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad, United Airlines Simulator Training, Denver Air Traffic Control Center, DIA Aviation Day, ROPES course.
Selected students are invited to become members of the Drill Team as well as Color Guard.