In JROTC I, instruction includes introduction to leadership traits, principles, team building, appreciation of citizenship rights and responsibilities, financial planning for teenagers, improving communication skills, first aid, and sports marksmanship.
JROTC II instruction begins with an in-depth study of leadership styles and values. Second year students demonstrate increased leadership ability through study and practical leadership experience as a noncommissioned officer in the JROTC battalion. They are taught to set sound goals and are closely mentored by the instructors and senior cadets. These new leaders are guided to learn from their mistakes so that they can continually improve on their leadership skills. JROTC II students have opportunities for the practical application of leadership skills. Effective oral communication skills, map reading, advanced first aid topics, sports marksmanship, and financial planning for teenagers are also taught.
JROTC III students learn principles of management, planning and decision-making processes, leadership and societal ethics, role of the military in American society, and advanced written and oral communication skills. Third year students are now ready to be placed in the even more challenging leadership roles of junior officers in the JROTC battalion. They continue to help train and mentor their subordinates. JROTC III students have numerous opportunities for the practical development of leadership skills.
In JROTC IV, each student is given a staff leadership position as a senior officer within the Corps of Cadets with specific leadership and management responsibilities and project assignments. They demonstrate a high degree of leadership ability through practical applications. These fourth year students demonstrate an understanding of all previous leadership instruction, ethics, problem-solving, organizational and decision-making skills. Teamwork and responsibility are stressed. Students also prepare numerous written requirements and oral presentations.
A student may enroll in JROTC classes during any semester. For students who do not enroll as freshmen, placement in a specific JROTC course is determined in consultation with the guidance counselor and JROTC instructors. JROTC classes are available as a PE (gym) credit.