The goal of JROTC is to develop all of our students intellectually while stimulating them to be outstanding citizens for our community and nation. The entire structure and energy of the JROTC program is centered on achieving this goal.
The JROTC program builds strong character attributes in our Cadets by giving them every opportunity available to assume leadership roles within our program. The Cadet Command structure resembles that of an active Army unit. It consists of enlisted personnel as well as officers. The Cadet Command structure leads as many aspects of the program as possible, under the close supervision of the JROTC Instructors.
On a regular class day, the Cadets have an established routine that they follow. Their day begins by citing the Pledge of Allegiance and the Cadet Creed. The JROTC curriculum focuses on enhancing academic enrichment experiences. They are often focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. In addition, the JROTC curriculum enables students to become involved in group activities that build self-confidence, leadership and communication skills.
- Activities that we participate in during the school year are:
- Color Guard
- Drill and Ceremony
- Sports Challenge
- Military Balls
- Student Teaching (Collaboration with Junior Achievement)
- Educational Trips
- JROTC Summer Leadership Camp
The Archery team is the top ranked team within the Chicago Public School system. The team is currently ranked #5 in the State of Illinois and will compete in the national competition in May.
JROTC Cadets have the opportunity to earn several different leadership, academic and extracurricular awards during the course of the year. Numerous college scholarship opportunities are available for JROTC Cadets that elect to pursue a college degree. So far, all current seniors in JROTC have received scholarship money related to their participation.