• The focus of JROTC is reflected in the mission statement, “To Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens.” It prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. JROTC is a demanding course; most that make an effort enjoy and thrive on the challenge.

    Instruction in JROTC is student centered and performance based. Coursework includes: a Service Learning Project every year; participation in weekly physical fitness, to include completion of the Presidential Physical Fitness Program; health, nutrition, drug awareness, and Red Cross first aid, maps and orienteering; safety and marksmanship; patriotic traditions, US Flag, National Anthem, military drill and ceremony; career planning, command and staff assignments, and opportunities for leadership.

    Students are required to wear the JROTC uniform every Wednesday and as directed by the Instructors. Mandatory events include the Formal Inspection during 1st semester and the Brigade Review in the 2nd semester.

    JROTC is open to ALL students enrolled at South High School. Students may take JROTC or PE to meet their graduation requirements or take JROTC as an elective with PE. The program at South High is organized into units similar to the military and is taught by retired military personnel. JROTC DOES NOT recruit for the military and students that participate in JROTC have NO obligation to the military after high school.

    See below for opportunities within JROTC.  

  • George C. Marshall Leadership Academic Bowl

  • Awards

  • JROTC Leadership Camp

  • JROTC Color Guard

  • JROTC Drill Team

  • JROTC Spring Formal Dance

  • Cadet Insignia

  • Safety and Marksmanship

  • Orienteering Team

  • Raider Team