JROTC Info Sheet
WHAT IS JROTC?
The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is the Department of Defense’s largest youth development program designed to develop leadership skills in high school students. JROTC is not a recruiting program, but rather is used to motivate young people to become better students. The U.S. Army recognizes the importance of investing in today’s youth to help develop the bright leaders of tomorrow.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Participating school districts provide students with the option of enrolling in this program as an elective course to supplement their academic course schedule. Students in JROTC classes see marked improvements and successes in their education, including:
- Three percent higher attendance rate compared to other students (94 percent vs. 91 percent);
- An increase in the average GPA (2.9 vs. 2.7);
- SAT scores that are 51 points higher than non-JROTC students (1,238 vs. 1,187); and,
- Creating life-long commitments to healthy lifestyles.
WHO IS JROTC INTENDED FOR?
JROTC is intended for secondary students who wish to excel inside and outside of the classroom. These students are driven individuals who seek opportunities that are not always available through the school district’s traditional courses.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
To learn more about JROTC, visit https://www.usarmyjrotc.com/.