The Junior ROTC program is a leadership and character education program of study for students enrolled in grades 9 - 12.
Army Junior ROTC programs are offered at Banneker, Centennial, Creekside, Langston Hughes, North Springs Charter, Roswell, Tri-Cities and Westlake High Schools.
Leadership education in the Junior ROTC program offers a unique opportunity
for students to develop their leadership and managerial skills.
completing the Leadership Education – Army JROTC pathway have unlimited
opportunities for post secondary education or employment in both the public and
A leadership pathway is ideally suited for students interested
in pursuing a career in business or public management and administration,
Foreign Service, governance, national security, small business development, or
One of the fastest growing areas of employment is in federal
service particularly in the areas of leadership positions in the science,
technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Leaders must have strong
communication skills, work ethics and the ability to develop teamwork and
In addition to employment in the private sector, numerous
leadership opportunities exist for students electing to join the armed forces.
There are more than 2,000 career opportunities. High demand fields may include
medical, aviation, engineering, maintenance, technology, communications and
intelligence. Students interested in pursuing a career as a military officer
may enroll in Senior ROTC (college preparation programs). Scholarship
opportunities are available for all branches of military service.
This program of study will help students build a strong knowledge base of
self-discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and
Mastery of the Army Junior ROTC standards through
project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities
will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities. The
curriculum focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young
people to be better citizens”.
This program enables students
Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways.
Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce.
Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health.
- Appreciate the role of the military and other service organizations in building a constitutional republic.
Students are encouraged to
participate in the numerous community and service learning projects that are
scheduled throughout the school year.
The Junior ROTC curriculum is enhanced
through extracurricular and co-curricular activities including an annual formal
event, competitive and community Color Guard teams, Exhibition and Standard
Drill Teams, Raider Challenge Teams (rope bridge building, map reading,
orienteering and physical fitness) and Academic Bowl and Leadership Teams. In
addition, Junior ROTC programs support Varsity Air Rifle Teams, a Georgia High
School Association sanctioned sport.
The integration of practical work with
theory is fundamental to the program. A selected number of students may
participate in an experiential summer leadership development program (JROTC
Cadet Leadership Challenge). Students are expected to wear an issued uniform
once a week and meet specified grooming standards.