Naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Program
The NJROTC Program is based on meeting the needs of today's high school student. While military-oriented, the emphasis of the Naval Science four-year program is to develop Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, and Leadership traits. Other objectives are to promote patriotism, develop a high degree of honor, self-reliance, self-discipline, physical fitness, and teamwork.
NJROTC co-curricular activities include travel to compete at field/drill meets, and visit military installations so students can get a "snapshot view" of military life. NJROTC has the following teams that students may compete on: Armed, Unarmed, Color Guard, Academic, Physical Fitness. Also, the Sea & Land Team (SALT) schedules hikes, and camps out overnight, so students can get away from the big city life and enjoy the great outdoors. Lastly, Community Service is a major part of the NJROTC Program to instill a sense of responsibility, in students, to give back to the school and community.
The NJROTC Program requires students to wear a uniform, normally once a week; the Uniform Wearing Grade is a major factor in earning Elective Credits while enrolled in NJROTC. All NJROTC uniforms, drill team equipment, books, instructional materials, etc., are provided by the Navy, and there is no cost to the student(s).
For additional information regarding Apollo's NJROTC Program, please call Commander Erich Schmidt or Senior Chief George Zuckerman at (623) 435-6337.