The JROTC curriculum teaches high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. Other life skills it instills in cadets are self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” The program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as American citizens.
The curriculum is accredited by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world. It prepares cadets for leadership roles, giving practical lessons that help them develop into engaged learners and leaders. The program promotes academic achievement and leadership development, providing cadets with skills they will use the rest of their lives.
The program consists of four levels of Leadership Education Training (LET) instruction. It’s based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education. Every lesson and assessment actively engages students’ higher-order thinking and skill performance. All cadets are also required to do a Service Learning Project. Service learning is an active and experiential learning strategy where students have a direct impact on their community through service.