The JROTC curriculum includes coursework on leadership, civics, health and wellness, Coast Guard operations and history, maritime sciences, seamanship skills, teamwork, ethical decision making and more.
The curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner centered education and promotes development of core abilities: capacity for lifelong learning, communication, responsibility for actions and choices, good citizenship, respectful treatment of others, and critical thinking techniques.
More important than “what” is learned in JROTC is “how” it is learned. Instructors are experienced Coast Guard personnel who provide invaluable inspiration, mentorship, and guidance to enhance whole-person development in the academic, character, and social/emotional spheres.
As cadets advance through the program, they have the opportunity to grow as leaders and team members, assuming increased responsibility in their platoon, company, and battalion. The opportunity to hear from guest speakers, take field trips to local Coast Guard units, and develop strong bonds of friendship with other cadets adds to the fun.