The JROTC curriculum is accredited through AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council and is aligned with differential, assessment based, learning and growth, both mental and physical. It supports critical thinking, problem solving, STEM, writing across the curriculum, and teamwork. Subjects include communication, government, military history, nutrition and health, inter-personal relationships, physical fitness, and personal finance. Students are free to join JROTC at anytime throughout the year. Accommodations are made to provide additional instruction to reduce gaps in knowledge.
The JROTC organization at CCHS is structured along military lines with a Brigade Command, two subordinate Battalions, three companies in each Battalion, two platoons in each company, and four squads in each platoon. As cadets gain knowledge and experience, they move up through the ranks to positions of increased responsibility. This year our cadet enrollment increased by 9% (from 252 to 276) which equates to roughly half of the student body. We have four levels of instruction with citizenship and leadership emphasis throughout. Upper class cadets are provided opportunities to directly supervise, assess, and improve subordinate cadets.
In addition to classroom and leadership labs, JROTC has 11 extra-curricular teams (Sporter and Precision are two separate air rifle teams). We take new team members all throughout the school year and work around any other team or sport schedule. In addition to JROTC cadets, the U.S. Army Cadet Command policy allows all CCHS and PCS students to compete on the teams. There is no restriction on grade levels.
We welcome all cadets and students to join our teams!