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Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
NJROTC

Summary: Congressionally mandated 1964, funded by Navy 1966.   The program installs the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment.

Background:

  1. Program administered by Navy, taught by retired sea service officers and senior enlisted.
  2. Instructors certified by Navy, are district employees. 
  3. Navy provides curriculum materials, A/V equipment, few computers
  4. Navy provides uniforms, flags, drill rifles and uniform maintenance funds.
  5. Navy funds 40-45% of instructors’ salaries.

Issues:

  1. Naval Science earns PE credit in PTHS District#209.
  2. Program comprised of 4 separate courses, Naval Science 1,2,3,4.  Cadets learn leadership and management by actually making decisions within a corporate structure.
  3. Enrollment has grown since establishment in 2002:
  4. OCT 2002:168  OCT 2003:253     OCT 2004:272    OCT 2005:262   OCT 2006: 260
    FEB 2003:171   FEB 2004:222     FEB 2005:256     FEB 2006:252    FEB 2007: 251

  5. We push our cadets to do their best in high school and to have a plan for their next step in life. We stress college prep course selection (4 yrs math, science, English). Results:
    Class ’05: 85% college acceptance rate  
    Class’06: 67% college acceptance rate; Naval Academy appointment, NROTC scholarship
    Class ’07: 90% college acceptance rate; 2 NROTC scholarships, Army ROTC scholarship
  6. We teach “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to NS2 then stress both for the duration of the cadets’ time in school.
  7. Cadets are held accountable to Navy’s physical fitness standards.  Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) conducted as part of semester final. PRT is 1.5 mile run, 2 minutes of curl-ups, 2 minutes of pushups, toe touch.
  8. Annual Military Inspection conducted by Navy program manager.  Checks for program compliance, district support, community involvement, instructor accountability.
  9. Military Ball every spring.  Formal ceremonial event for cadets and their guests.
  10. Optional teams coached by NSIs: 4 drill teams, color guard, physical fitness, academic and marksmanship.  Compete locally and by mail.
  11. Optional trips and events: overnight/underway on aircraft carrier; familiarization flight in C-130 aircraft; Coast Guard helicopter landed in athletic fields; observe recruit graduation at Great Lakes; sophomores visit local university;
  12. Optional training: Basic Leadership Training, week long “mini-boot camp” in Marseilles, IL.  Leadership Academy, week long training for senior cadets at Great Lakes, IL



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