- Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce
- Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society
- Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways
- Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health
- Value the role of the military and other service organizations
The mission of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program is “to motivate young people to be better citizens” and develop self-confidence and leadership abilities of students.
All uniforms, textbooks and required training materials are provided at no cost to students. The standard Program of Instruction includes a variety of academic and vocational subjects that focus on valuable “life skills” that support all of the New Jersey Course of Study, graduation pathways.
JROTC focuses on citizenship and leadership development, not recruitment for the military services. There is no service obligation. Students develop knowledge in various required and elective subject areas which include: citizenship skills, personal responsibility, leadership theory and application, life skills development (learning styles/skills, oral and written communication, leadership and management skills, etc.), wellness, personal fitness and first aid skills, geography/map reading/environmental awareness, American history and government and community service.
Program learning outcomes are designed to;
(1) aid students throughout their JROTC and high school experience through leadership, citizenship, motivational and academic opportunities,
(2) enhance students’ prospects of graduation, and
(3) provide students with a foundation that prepares them to succeed in all aspects of their lives.
(NOTE: There is a benefit for students who do opt for military service after high school. Those interested in an officer commission (military academy or college ROTC) will have a more competitive high school record.)