• The Army JROTC Curriculum
    • The JROTC curriculum, which fully or partially addresses a number of national academic standards – to include Common Core State Standards (CCSS) – includes course work on leadership, civics, geography and global awareness, health, and wellness, language arts, life skills, and U.S. history. The curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education and promotes development of core abilities: capacity for life-long learning, communication, responsibility for actions and choices, good citizenship, respectful treatment of others, and critical thinking techniques. More important that “what” is learned in JROTC is “how” it is learned. Every classroom is equipped with leading edge technologies to teach, assess, and report student progress. Teachers are trained to utilize a range of technologies and develop social/emotional skills, support academic content through gaming and simulations, and promote the role of social media. Thus, students engage in meaningful, purposeful activities that lead them to demonstrate success through a portfolio of accomplishments. A cadet beginning the ninth grade might follow a course similar to the one below:
  • Leadership Education & Training

    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

    Year 4

    Unit 1: Citizenship in Action

    Foundations of Army JROTC Getting Involved

    The Nation’s Defense Forces



    Unit 2: Leadership Theory & Application

    Being a Leader

    Knowing How to Lead

    Leading Situations

    Leadership Lab

    Unit 3: Foundations for Success

    Know yourself – Socrates Study Skills

    Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Teaching Skills

    Making a Difference w/Service Learning Career Planning

    Planning Skills Social Responsibility NEFE High School Financial Planning Program

    Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid

    Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle

    Cadet Challenge

    First Aid for Emergency and non-Emergency Situations

    Drug Prevention/Intervention

    Unit 5: Geography, Map Skills & Environmental Awareness

    The Globe

    Maps, Map Reading and Land Navigation

    Orienteering Air Navigation

    Exploring the World

    Unit 6: Citizenship in American History & Government

    You the People – Citizenship Skills Your Job as an American Citizen

    You the People – Citizenship Action Group Process Founding and Growth of a Nation (history 1776 to present)

    The Federal Judicial System Sources of power

    Advanced Citizenship and American History


    • In addition to a typical JROTC curriculum, Cadets may have the opportunity to participate in a number of co-curricular activities offered by JROTC:
    • JROTC Leadership Challenge and Academic Bowl (JLAB): a competitive program that imparts values of leadership and citizenship while preparing for higher education milestones like college entrance exams.
    • JROTC Raider Challenge: A competitive program for JROTC Cadets in five different fitness and skill events.
    • Air Rifle Competitions: Marksmanship programs that promote teamwork, self confidence and marksmanship skills.
    • Drill Competitions: Programs for traditional drill formations including regulation and exhibition/pageantry categories.