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Why Join JROTC?

From the US ARMY JROTC website (  
Our Vision:

Providing a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.

To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.

To develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.

To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.

To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.

To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.

To develop mental management abilities.

To become familiar with military history as it relates to America's culture, and understand the history, purpose, and structure of military services.

To develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.

First Year JROTC Courses Offered at AHS

Army JROTC I Course Number:    09601Grade Level(s):   9-12 Length/Credit:    One Year for 1.0 Practical Arts or Elective Credit
Army JROTC LET I is a co-ed ROTC program that focuses on the development of better citizens by building skill in leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness, in a structured interactive environment.  The program is one of the Army’s contributions to assist America’s youth to become successful students and productive adults while fostering a more constructive and disciplined learning environment.  The program places emphasis on service learning, community service, and teen anti drug efforts.  Areas of study include but are not limited to:  leadership, academics, communications skills, health and physical fitness, drill and ceremony, and post secondary educational career exploration.  Literacy strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.

JROTC Military Skills I, Course #09901. This class is available to 9th through 12th graders. This course is designed only for Cadets who are on the Rifle Team, Drill Teams or CyberPatriot Team. During this after school class, Cadets are able to practice and hone their skills for competition.
Prerequisites:   Instructor Approval Length/Credit:    One Year for 1.0 Practical Arts or Elective Credit
Military Skills I introduces the cadet to fundamental skills necessary to compete against other cadets in competitions (e.g., drill, air rifle, color guard, and physical fitness) and/or public performances throughout the year. The student gains communication and leadership skills. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, color guard, physical fitness, and career exploration.

JROTC Survival I Course Number:    09907
Grade Level(s):   11-12  Prerequisites:   Instructor Approval
Length/Credit:    One Year for 1.0 Practical Arts or Elective Credit
JROTC Survival I focuses on survival education. In this survival component, the student examines and demonstrates theory of survival, outdoor skills, navigation, and orienteering. Literacy skills are integrated throughout the course.

The survival course is a physically demanding, focus oriented but a very rewarding course. It is  a valuable course when chasing the "Raider Platoon Member" title.  Out of thousands of cadets since 1999, there have only been three cadets to earn the title of "Raider". DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?