The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, emphasizes character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, citizenship, service to community and diversity. It's focus is reflected in it mission "To motivate young people to be better citizens." It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment.
The attributes of self-discipline, teamwork, self-confidence, responsiveness to constituted authority and patriotism are developed. A CMS JROTC Level III and IV Honors Curriculum with an additional quality point has been added starting school year 2007-2008. Integrated-curricular activities include drill teams, rifle teams, adventure training teams, athletic competitions, community parades, summer camps and field trips to Service installations and national historical sites.
Each cadet is issued a uniform, earns leadership promotions and has the opportunity to exercise command. Uniforms, textbooks, and training materials are furnished by the Services at no cost to the student. There is NO military obligation as a result of participation in JROTC. CMS JROTC students have a 98% on time graduation rate and average 7.2 million dollars in scholarships and appointments to Service Academies annually.
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