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JROTC

Welcome to the JROTC website!

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) is a military style program that 
will provide students a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and education institutions. 
 

Participation in high school JROTC does not obligate the student to any military service.  

The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The program provides cadets with motivation and skills to remain drug free, graduate from high school, and become successful citizens. This program also instills in students the Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

JROTC PROGRAM VALUES 
CHARACTER 
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 
FITNESS 
LEADERSHIP 
TEAMWORK 
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
SELFLESS SERVICE TO COMMUNITY AND OTHERS
AMERICAN HERITAGE AND HISTORY

While our program does not emphasize military service if the cadet is interested in joining the military they may qualify for advance placement in the active or reserve components of the Armed Forces. Cadets may enlist after high school as a PFC (E/3) if they complete three or more years in JROTC.

JROTC instruction minimizes the use of lecture. Instruction hinges on performance-oriented training such as student-centered interactive techniques, debates, small-group discussion, role playing, self-paced modules, and teaching strategies that emphasize student participation in the classroom. The JROTC curriculum is comprised of:

1. Citizenship in Action (Introduction to JROTC)
2. Leadership Theory and Application
3. Foundations for Success
4. Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid
5. Geography, Map Skills, and Environmental Awareness
6. Citizenship in American History and Government

Daily demonstration of the competencies will facilitate each student to integrate the following JROTC Core Abilities:

1. Build capacity for life-long learning
2. Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques
3. Take responsibility for actions and choices
4. Do your share as a good citizen in the school, community, country, and the world
5. Treat yourself and others with respect
6. Apply critical thinking techniques

JROTC is an elective and is conducted within normal school hours. Students may enroll in 8 semesters.

Cadets may join JROTC special, competitive teams such as:

  • Color Guard
  • Drill Team
  • Raider Team
  • Academic/Leadership (Staff) Team

You may contact the instructors by contacting the school at (443) 809-7060 or email at:

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Topfer    ctopfer@bcps.org     Senior Army Instructor
Sergeant Major (ret) Ponzo oponzo@bcps.org
Sergeant First Class (ret) Ruff rruff@bcps.org

You may find additional information about JROTC on https://www.usarmyjrotc.com/  

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