The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the best character
    development and citizen programs for youths in the world. The program established at Van
    Nuys Senior High ensures that we live to that expectation. We are committed to creating a
    secure and safe environment where students will become academically capable and
    self-sufficient individuals, effective communicators, critical and analytical thinkers, self-directed
    lifelong learners, and responsible and ethical citizens.

About Us
  • Why Join Army Junior ROTC

    ■ To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
    ■ To develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.
    ■ To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and
    in writing.
    ■ To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.
    ■ To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and
    learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.
    ■ To develop mental management abilities.
    ■ To become familiar with military history as it relates to America's culture, and understand
    the history, purpose, and structure of military services.
    ■ To develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.

    We prepare high-school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of
    their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for
    promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities
    that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

    JROTC is not a recruitment program for the military services; there is no military obligation for
    participating in the JROTC program. Students successfully completing two or more years in the
    program may receive advanced promotions upon enlistment into a branch of the armed

Why Join JROTC
  • The JROTC Curriculum
    JROTC curriculum provides equitable and challenging academic content and authentic learning
    experiences for all Cadets. All lessons are designed using a four-part model to motivate the
    Cadet, allow the Cadet to learn new information, practice competency, and apply the
    competency to a real-life situation. Moreover, the four-part model requires Cadets to
    collaborate, reflect, develop critical thinking skills, and integrate content with other disciplines.
    JROTC curriculum includes lessons in leadership, health and wellness, physical fitness, first-aid,
    geography, American history and government, communications, and emotional intelligence.

    Co-Curricular Events
    Events are a big portion of our program, and these will be co-curricular, demonstrating their
    attainment from the JROTC Curriculum. Some of these activities include Raider Challenge
    competitions, JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), JROTC Cadet Leadership
    Challenge (JCLC), and many more listed on our event sub-page.