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JROTC coming to Arlington High School

JROTC coming to Arlington High School
Posted on 01/31/2019
After many requests by families in the district, Junior ROTC is coming to Arlington High School next fall.

AHS was selected by the U.S. Army JROTC earlier this fall to begin the program in the 2019-2020 school year. Standing for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the JROTC is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The program currently operates in more than 1,000 public and private high schools in the country.

Students who participate in the JROTC are not required to join the military after high school, nor is it a military preparation class.

“The JROTC is all about building leaders of tomorrow,” said Todd Goforth, ACS academics director. “They’ll learn about their rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens, how to build leadership and communication skills, conflict resolution, how to become a better listener – soft skills that will prepare them for anything in life.”

The program, open for rising freshmen-seniors, is also more than an extracurricular program or club. The JROTC is an actual class built into the student’s schedule and will count towards different credits. Students could earn credits in finance, government and physical education.

How to Join?

Students interested in joining the JROTC should select course “JROTC 1” during course selection. For additional information or if you have questions, contact the AHS Guidance Counselors office.