Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC)
What Does the NJROTC Program Do?
The program is conducted at Bloomington and Colton High Schools, by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel. The curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competition, field meets, flights, visits to naval activities, marksmanship training, and other military training. Uniforms, textbooks, training aids, travel allowance, and a substantial portion of instructors' salaries are provided by the Navy.
- Promotes patriotism
- Develops informed and responsible citizens
- Develops respect for constituted authority
- Develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership
- Promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security
- Provides information on the military services as a possible career
- Promotes community service
- Develops leadership potential
- Provides an alternative to gangs
- Promotes high school completion
- Provides incentive to live healthy and drug free
What are the Benefits of NJROTC?
- Approximately 60% of the NJROTC cadets graduating seniors continue to higher education.
- Students learn the elements and need for national security and personal obligations as Americans.
- The program enhances the image of the military in the eyes of the community by providing a chance for success to the nation's youth.
- NJROTC cadets are better behaved, have higher attendance, are role models for the avoidance of substance abuse, have higher self-esteem, develop positive life skills, graduate at a higher rate, and are an excellent source of service accessions.
- Cadets with successful completion of at least 2 years of NJROTC are entitled to higher pay grades upon entry to the armed forces.
- Students may receive recommendations to military academies from NJROTC commanders.
What Are the Student Enrollment Eligibility Requirements?
- Be enrolled at BHS or CHS in grades 9-12 and physically able to participate fully in the PE program
- Be selected by the NJROTC instructor
- Maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement, conduct and specified grooming standards