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JROTC Mission:

To motivate young people to become better citizens.

Cadet Creed
Cadet Creed

The JROTC Program:

The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that teaches students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the Army and the high schools to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment. The outcomes of the JROTC program are:

  • Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce
  • Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society
  • Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways
  • Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health
  • Value the role of the military and other service organizations

With the school’s support, the JROTC program achieves these outcomes by using a world-class 21st Century, technology driven, student centered curriculum. The curriculum consists of education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics.


The curriculum is facilitated and taught by retired Army personnel. Qualified retired Army personnel are employed by the schools to teach the JROTC curriculum. JROTC teacher qualifications are based on military experience, maturity, stability, and leadership acquired over 20 years of service to our nation. To safeguard the viability of the JROTC program, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Education endorse the proposition that states recognize that JROTC instructors are certified to teach JROTC and the array of subject areas embedded (e.g., Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Civics, etc.).

Co-curricular activities:

In addition to a typical JROTC curriculum, Cadets may have the opportunity to participate in a number of co-curricular activities offered within JROTC. In SFUSD, JROTC has Fall and Spring annual competitions, with the exception of the Academic Bowl and Leadership Symposium teams, who compete in a nation-wide JROTC competition.


All teams within JROTC are optional to join, however all members must be enrolled in the JROTC program. In addition to competing, they participate in various events ranging from school wide to city wide parades as well other various functions. Lowell currently has nine teams, each competing during different seasons.

  • JROTC Leadership Challenge and Academic Bowl (JLAB): a competitive program that imparts values of leadership and citizenship while preparing for higher education milestones like college entrance exams.
  • JROTC Raider Challenge: A competitive program for JROTC Cadets in five different fitness and skill events.
  • Drill Competitions: Programs for traditional drill formations including regulation and exhibition/pageantry categories.
    • Fall Competition Teams: Color Guard, Guidon, Squad Drill, and Platoon Drill
    • Spring Competition: Drum Corps, Exhibition Drill, and Flag Team.


Website for JROTC curriculum and recourses useful for coursework.

Website for Cadet Command, and Senior ROTC.

Senior Army Instructor
Doug Bullard ROTC Teacher
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