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What is JROTC?

 What is JROTC?

JROTC is not just for those students who are interested in serving in the military! 

  • In fact, less than 5% of students enrolled in JROTC ever join a branch of the service.

  • However, we will assist those students who desire to achieve their goal to serve in the military.

  • Instructors also assist JROTC students to achieve their post-secondary goals for college scholarships, college enrollments, A+ benefits, and trade schools

  • Our main goal is to provide citizenship and leadership development focusing on those Essential Learning Skills (Soft Skills) necessary for today's competitive workforce. 


JROTC is a Leadership and Development Program 

     The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a military-themed character development program offered to help high school students develop their capacity for citizenship, leadership, character building and service to the community.

     The JROTC program achieves these outcomes by using a world-class 21st Century, technology-driven, student-centered curriculum. The curriculum consists of education in:

  • Citizenship

  • Leadership

  • Social and Communication Skills

  • Geography

  • Civics

  • Physical fitness and Wellness


The outcomes of the JROTC program are to: 

  • Act with integrity and personal accountability as you lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce

  • Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society

  • Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways

  • Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health

  • Value the role of the military and other service organizations  


What are the benefits of JROTC?

JROTC is not like your typical class. Here students work together as part of a larger organization designed to embrace teamwork. As a cadet, you can

  • Experience various levels of leadership

  • Develop communication, decision making, and time management skills

  • Forge life-long friendships and memories

  • Participate in multiple extra and co-curricular activities offered within Nixa JROTC

    These experiences and opportunities provide cadets with essential life skills necessary to be competitive in the 21st-century workforce.


Academic Credit:

  • Year 1: 1/2 credit Physical Education & 1/2 credit Practical Art

  • Year 2: 1/2 credit Physical Education & 1/2 credit Practical Art

  • Year 3: 1/2 credit Elective

  • Year 4: 1/2 credit Elective

  • Summer Camp: 1/2 credit Elective



Performance-based, learner-centered education and promotes the development of core abilities:         

  • a capacity for life-long learning

  • communication

  • responsibility for actions and choices

  • good citizenship

  • respectful treatment of others

  • critical thinking techniques. 


Awards & Promotions: 

  • Awards - based on Academic Achievement, Participation, Leadership Development within the JROTC program.  


  • Promotions - based on Cadets who have demonstrated an increased potential for leadership responsibility will be considered for one of several staff positions with the Cadet Chain of Command.