Activities: NJROTC

Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps


The Naval Science course, under the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Program (NJROTC), is based on meeting the needs of today's high school student. While military oriented, the purpose of the course is to instill in each student the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. The objectives of the class are to: promote patriotism; develop informed and responsible citizens; promote habits of orderliness and precision; to develop respect for constituted authority; and develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership. Additionally, the course promotes an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security; develops respect for and understand the need for authority in a democratic society; provides incentives to live healthy and drug free; develops leadership potential; promotes high school completion; and provides information on the military services as a possible career. All enrolled students are encouraged to participate in numerous field trip opportunities available throughout the school year. Naval Science is open to all students, with regular academic credit toward graduation. Although the course is designed as a four-year program of instruction with entry normally at the freshman or sophomore level, adjustments can be made and credit granted for each semester completed. Students taking Naval Science are eligible for participation in the course related co-curricular activities which may include the drill teams, color guard, air rifle and air pistol teams, orienteering team, academic team, community service activities, and Rocket Club. Students who complete a minimum of two years of Naval Science may receive advanced status and increased pay should they decide to enlist in any branch of the Armed Forces. Several scholarship opportunities are available to the military service academies and selected reserve officer training corps colleges and universities. No military service obligation is incurred by taking any Naval Science course. All uniform items and textbooks are provided to the student at no charge.