Army JROTC at a Glance:
The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) course is designed to improve the leadership and citizenship skills, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self discipline in each Cadet. JROTC provides Cadets tools and life skills they will use not only in high school, but more importantly for their “Life after Johnson” journey. The Cadets have the opportunity to compete on academic, leadership, drill, physical fitness, and air rifle teams that regularly complete at the national level. Enrollment and participation in the JROTC Program does NOT obligate the Cadet to serve in any of the Armed Forces at any time.
JROTC Sports & Teams
JROTC offers cadets multiple opportunities to join a team for which participation is completely optional. Cadet leaders earn the opportunity to have a role in leading and directing the following JROTC teams under the supervision of the two army instructors. Teams are open to all cadets.
Academic Team (JLAB)
The team consists of four (4) primary and two (2) alternates. In three levels of competition, the team answers questions from the JROTC curriculum, SAT/ACT type questions, and current events. The team can earn an opportunity to compete at the national level.
Practice(s): begin Mid-Oct
Color Guard/Honor Guard
Open to all cadets and can be all male, female or mixed teams. The team competes throughout the school year at drill and skills meets and presents the Nation’s Colors at school and community events.
Practice(s): Tuesday & Thursdays. 7:15 to 8:00 AM
Armed Drill Team (with dummy drill rifle) and Unarmed (without dummy drill rifle). Both teams are NOT gender specific—they can be co-ed.
Practice(s): Mon-Thu, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Leadership Team (JLAB)
Air rifle marksmanship is a co-ed Olympic type sport open to all interested cadets; cadets will learn how to safely handle and shoot an air rifle and given the opportunity to earn a spot as a team member on our Precision Rifle or Sporter Rifle team.
Practice(s): Mornings 6:45 to 7:30am M-F and After school 4:25-5:40pm M-Th, with the goal of attaining a minimum of 2-3 hours a week for Sporter, and 4-6 hours a week for Precision
Open to all cadets; cadets will apply their land navigation and orienteering skills learned in class to compete at least twice in the school year. All members are highly encouraged to attend voluntary physical fitness training.
Practice(s): Morning T-TH 6:45-7:45am
Physical Fitness Team
Cadets compete throughout the school year at drill and skills meets. Cadets may take advantage of the voluntary physical fitness training. We have shower and locker room facilities in the JROTC building.
Practice(s): M-W-F 6:45 to 7:30 AM
There are two levels of competition (Masters and Explorers) for both males and females—no co-ed teams. All members must attend physical fitness training (see above) and other special designed practice training sessions.
Practice(s): Team Practice M-W-F morning 7:00 -8:00 am. Bring PE clothes that you can change into for practice.
Each team consists of two to six competitors enrolled in JROTC. Teams compete in the All Service Divisions against other JROTC programs. Teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities (please note, this is NOT a hacking class) within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.
Practice(s): Team meet once or twice a week before or after school for practice as team members schedules’ permit.
Open to all cadets; a ceremonial team used at special occasions throughout the school year. Cadets learn how to properly handle a Sabre.
Practice(s): Morning practice determined by the 3 events sabre guard covers : Homecoming dance/game, Military Ball and Prom.