JROTC Leadership Education



    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, Riverwood International Charter School, 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. 

    Students completing the Leadership Education – Army JROTC pathway have unlimited opportunities for post secondary education or employment in both the public and private sector. 

    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 human resources.

    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 teambuilding skills. 

    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 managerial situations. 

    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 to:

    • 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.
    • Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce.
    • Address civic concerns that impact the community and society at large.
    • 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.

Contact Us

  • JROTC Department
    Phone: 470-254-0467
    Fax:     470-254-1244


    Deputy & Military Property Specialist
    2370 Union Road
    Atlanta, GA 30331
    Phone: 470-254-2240
    Phone: 470-254-2241
    Fax:     470-254-2242