The goal of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) within Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to become informed, responsible citizens prepared for the many challenges and opportunities that await them upon graduation. As part of the Career and Technical Education Programs for PGCPS, each of the military branches structures its curriculum for success within and beyond high school. Cadets learn to develop leadership skills and apply military courtesies and customs as they complete each year of the JROTC program. Leadership, character and community service are the core tenets of high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs. These values are at the heart of the JROTC Cadet Creed which emphasizes working to better the Cadet's family, school and country.
JROTC coursework fosters the demonstration of discipline, honor, self-respect, and commitment beginning in the freshman year. Cadets gain increasing responsibilities within their respective programs that can provide tremendous advantages for post-secondary opportunities and workforce readiness. Students who participate in JROTC are not required to join the military after high school. Though the program is not a military preparation program of study, it provides all the benefits of a CTE program.
Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 and agree to adhere to the military grooming and uniform wear standards.
To be eligible for a completion certificate, cadets must receive passing grades in every credit-granting academic period.
1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures