What is JROTC?
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a leadership education and Training Course to enhance young adolescent leadership abilities. The Instructors are retired Commission Officers and Enlisted Seniors Noncommissioned Officers. The program consists of four levels beginning with the Leadership Education and Training (LET 1), then (LET 2), next (LET 3) and finally LET 4. The program has been accredited by the national accrediting agency known as AdvancED(www.advanc-ed.org). JROTC curriculum delivers reasonable and stimulating academic content and accurate learning experiences for all Cadets. The curriculum is rigorous and relevant to 21st century education. Additionally the programs encourage and implement a 5 year plan to continue with the development of the graduates through various means of communication as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. The mission of the JROTC program is to motivate young people to become better productive citizens.
JROTC provides a different but effective learning environment by using the student’s leadership with planning, teaching and being involved in the lower LET level development and implementing the training events. Also, the program provides several challenge events during the school year that helps with team building, such as Color Guard, Cannon Team, Drill Team, Physical Training, Rappel Tower, Raiders Training, Leadership Bowl and Academic Bowl Competition.
The program performs many community services hours through participating in parades, football game Color Guard pesentation, cannon team and parking lot details, facilities cleanup, support homeless organization with monetary donations, visit Riggs Manor yearly in support of the retired veterans and senior citizens. Additionally, the Cadet’s conducts a Service Learning Project yearly to support an organization by giving back to those who are less fortunate.
During the summer, the programs provides numerous summer programs like, STEM at Missisisppi State University (MSU), William Carey University (WCU), Tougaloo College (TC), Junior Cadet Leadership Course (JCLC), National Flight Academy in Pensacola Florida, Boys State and Girls States providing over 80 cadets an opportunity to experience living on a University Campus and completing a rigorous mental and physical exciting camp as Camp Shelby, MS for a week.