Government & Public Administration/ JROTC

  • Government and Public Administration. An integral part of the Government and Public Administration cluster is the JROTC program. Both the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) and the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) are leadership development programs designed to build citizens of character who are dedicated to serving their nation and community. These programs promote and develop the spirit of teamwork as well as learning and the application of life skills. JROTC is a regular class, a club with many extra-curricular activities, and a team involved in numerous competitions all rolled into one. The cadets are the team members and the instructors serve as their coaches, mentors, and advisors. JROTC is a progressive educational and training program with associated curricula and activities that span all four years of high school (9th through 12th grades). The JROTC Cadet Corps is run by the cadets and is therefore a team activity that allows cadets to learn how to follow and then lead. Cadets are assessed not only on their JROTC academic performance, but also on their service, participation, and conduct both in and out of uniform. Much of the community service required of cadets take place after school, on weekends, and even during the summer. Discipline and responsibility are required to be successful in all JROTC Programs.

    JROTC activities help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. The Baldwin County Academic Guide indicates that selected one-credit courses in this program area fulfill the Career Preparedness Course and or Life Skills PE.

    Students participating three years in JROTC may earn a JROTC Career Ready Indicator required for graduation.

    This cluster is offered at the following schools:

    Spanish Fort High School students may participate in Daphne High School's JROTC program. Elberta High School students may participate in Robertsdale High School's JROTC program. Students should speak to their high school counselor for specific information on enrolling in the Government and Public Administration/JROTC cluster.

    Careers in this cluster include all branches of the United States Military