Why would a student want to do this program?
JROTC is a program built on making its cadets better leaders, team members, and over all citizens. The program improves the students who join by teaching them real life skills that can be used outside of a school environment.
Will I be in the Armed Forces or will I have to go into the service?
No. The JROTC program is not set up to recruit and instructors do not request or expect a military commitment of any kind. There is no service obligation. Nonetheless, many cadets find they enjoy military discipline and structure; it brings out their best and allows them to excel. Some earn appointments to one of the military academies. Moreover, those who enlist can enter military service at a higher rank and pay grade.
What about the instructors, are they in the Armed Forces?
No. JROTC teachers are retired military officers and senior non-commissioned officers. They are high school faculty members and employees of Collier County Public Schools. JROTC instructors are certified by the U.S. Army to teach JROTC.
Is JROTC traning as hard as it sounds?
Well, the course is demanding, but most of the students who make an effort really enjoy the challenge and thrive on the hard work and discipline.
What does the course cost?
What extracurricular activities may cadets be involved in during the school year?
Are there both male and female cadets?
When do cadets wear uniforms?
What are the haircut standards?
How much time does JROTC take?
Cadets can spend as much time in JROTC as they desire. They must attend class just like their other courses, but we encourage participation in extracurricular activities like drill team, color guard, marksmanship teams, and social events. Many cadets consider the "out of classroom activities" as the most enjoyable part of JROTC.