What is JROTC?
The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) teaches students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the Army and high schools to produce successful students and citizens - however, this does not mean that the goal of the JROTC program is to solely produce military officers. Instead, JROTC seeks to foster in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment.
The curriculum, facilitated and taught by qualified and retired Army personnel, includes education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics. These lessons not only motivate students (also called cadets) to be better citizens, the program also prepares students for post-secondary options including college or the workforce.
What does the Rogers High School JROTC do?
Rogers High School, as well as the Puyallup School District, has been very supportive of the Rogers JROTC, which is the only location in the school district. In return, the Ram Battalion does its best to provide support to its community. This takes place in many situations; from supporting community events with Color Guards to hosting the community-open annual Veterans Day Parade at Rogers, the program and its cadets have found its niche in the community.