History is in the making as the Fayette County Public School System brings its second ever Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program online next year.
After years of waiting for approval from the U.S. Army ROTC, Fayette County High finally got the go ahead to offer the Army JROTC program for the 2011-2012 school year. This marks the second JROTC program for the school system; Air Force JROTC was established at Sandy Creek High nine years ago.
High school JROTC programs focus on leadership and character development in students. The Army JROTC curriculum develops young people’s leadership skills while also teaching self-management, health and problem solving skills. Its mission is to inspire students to set a course for success by teaching them to be self-reliant, motivated to complete their education, and to be successful, productive citizens.
There is no obligation to join the military for students who participate in JROTC.
High school students who want to be among the first cadets in the Army JROTC class can make plans to enroll in the program now.
Although housed at Fayette County High, Army JROTC is open to any high school student (grades 9-12) in the Fayette County Public School System.
Students who live outside the Fayette County High attendance area can request a school transfer to participate in the program.
Students must be enrolled at Fayette County High to take the Army JROTC course.
The transfer request deadline is Apr. 1.
The school transfer form and information is available on the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org.
The school system is also looking for a Senior Army Instructor and Army Instructor to teach the program for the 2011-2012 school year.
Application instructions and position requirements are available on the website.