Tomorrow's Leaders Today
The United States Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 6 schools in 1916, JROTC has expanded to over 1,900 high schools within every state in the nation. Cadet enrollment has grown to 281,000 cadets with 4,000 professional instructors in the classrooms. Comprised solely of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine retirees, the JROTC instructors serve as mentors developing the outstanding young citizens of our country. In the SDUSD, we proudly boast programs in 13 high schools representing every branch of service and average an annual enrollment of over 2,300 students.
The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects designed to prepare young men and woman to take their place in adult society, evolved as the core of the program. More recently, an improved student centered curriculum focusing on character building and civic responsibility is being presented in every JROTC classroom.
2011-2012 objectives include:
- Educate SDUSD BOE, Directors, & Principals on JROTC mission, goals, status and statistics.
- Create and sustain a strong District-wide parental support network.
- Maintain a positive image in school and community.
- Continue to maintain a permanent PE credit status for JROTC.
- Assess our JROTC curriculum and teaching methods. Maintain quality teachers and enhance professional development opportunities.
- Establish effective data collection system (fitness, retention, graduation, academic) for effective program management.
- Sustain a strong affiliation with supportive Veteran groups.
- Maintain cadet enrollment beyond minimal requirements at all JROTC units.
- Increase academic scholarship opportunities through Service academy, SROTC, private and public institutions.
- Sustain a quality Joint Brigade which encompasses Leadership, Academic and Personal Character attributes.