The Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is an exciting program offered to high school students that teaches character education, student achievement, health and wellness, leadership and diversity.
In addition to promoting citizenship, JROTC also prepares students students for postsecondary options including college or the workforce. Through cadet-run programs and team competitions, students learn invaluable professional skills like leadership, teamwork, time-management, self-discipline and communication.
Because of the self-discipline, leadership, time management and teamwork skills students learn in JROTC, studies have shown improved outcomes for students in success both in and upon graduation from high school!
Benefits include access to more scholarships, health benefits from physical fitness competitions and exercises, and skill development in areas like leadership, self-confidence, time management, teamwork, communications, personal fitness, career readiness with resume/interview lessons and self-discipline.
DPS has 10 schools with JROTC programs:
Cadets have the option of joining a team to compete both in and out of state. Denver has some of the highest-ranked teams in the worldwide JROTC program! A detailed description of each team is available on our JROTC Teams page.