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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are lists of commonly asked questions we have encountered in the past. We hope to answer your questions and ease your concern here. Feel free to contact us directly for further information.


Myth vs Reality

Will I or will my child join the military by enrolling into JROTC?

No! your child will not join the military by taking JROTC courses! JROTC program classes are structured under military style and taught by Ex-Army instructors, but it has nothing to do with the military. The JROTC program has been around for more than 100 years, since 1916 and over 90% of the Cadets go on to live a regular life; and never joined the military after completing the JROTC program. It is an Educational Program, not a Military Recruiting program.

Do the Cadet have to wear uniforms everyday?

The JROTC Cadet uniform are part of the curriculum. All cadets are required to wear the uniform once a week, normally on Thursday. They will be graded on their uniform appearance. The uniform is free and issued by the program.  upon completion of the program either by graduation or disenrollment. The uniform must be returned to the program. Student will have to pay for the uniform if it was lost or severely damaged due to negligence.  

Do the Cadet have to take the extracurricular activities?

All JROTC extracurricular activities are voluntary. There is no requirement for taking them. It will not affect their grades for not participating in JROTC extracurricular activities. However, it is highly recommended that cadet take part in some extracurricular activities for it will enhance their overall learning and development experience.

How to join the JROTC Program

You and your child may join the traditional program during open enrollment season, around Mar to May month for the next school year. Enrollments are only limited to 8-9 graders at the time of the enrollment period. Or at the beginning of the school year no later than 15 Oct for current year enrollment. Enrollment is either through application at JROTC Office at G29 or through your guidance counselor.


Enrollment to Cyber Program is only open to 8-9 grader students with I.T/Network as their CTE selection. Only 28 Seats per year currently. The program will go through internal selection process and contact the student or parent directly for enrollment. (enrollment by invitation only)

Are Traditional Class and Cyber Class Different?

Traditional Program class are 1 period class while the Cyber Program class are double period class. The Cyber Class will count as your CTE/shop class. Traditional Class will count as your elective credit class.

I feel uncomfortable with wearing uniform, is there a way around it.

Uniform is a requirement in the JROTC program, and it is only worn once a week. My question to you, "do you have an issue with wearing a "suit" or "professional attires" to work? If students have problem with wearing "suits" or "professional Attires" to work, then the JROTC program is not for them. If not, then they should not have an issue with wearing the uniform once a week. That is part of our curriculum, preparing young students for the real work place by teaching them real world life skills and routines. Wearing a uniform represent the routine of wearing "Suit" or "Professional Attire" to work at normal workplace. If the student has no problem wearing a "suit" to work in the future, then they should not have an issue with wearing uniform to class. 

Do I have to cut my hair? and shave my facial hair?

Most of the cadets must adhere to the uniform appearance standards. Cadets with religious or cultural legacy will get a wavier on case-by-case basis. The overall appearance must be neat and presentable when in uniform. 

Are the Instructors Mean?

The JROTC Instructors are highly qualify instructors. They will treat all cadets with respect and dignity in accordance with the Army JROTC Standards. The instructors will call out the cadet and implement corrective actions when cadet is doing something wrong or performing task not to standard. Those corrective actions and measures are aimed to develop the overall leadership ability of the cadet. It is not a means to degrade or demean cadet for their wrongdoings or performing task not to standards.

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