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JROTC Course Scope

Both in and out of the classroom, JROTC strives to fulfill its mission: To Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens. 

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The Class

The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Program is a course of instruction taught for academic credit in high schools by retired military officers and noncommissioned officers. The Flandreau Indian High School JROTC Program is an elective course. The JROTC Program has been a proud part of FIS since 2000. Students who enroll in JROTC are  referred to as cadets. They are organized into units with a cadet chain of command. 

Flandreau Indian School ROTC Lineup


The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps has a long and proud tradition of service to the nation through the betterment of the its youth. JROTC was founded as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 when the Secretary of War was authorized to issue equipment to those secondary schools desiring military training programs. JROTC is not a recruitment program for the military. Participation in JROTC incurs no military obligation and instructors may not apply any pressure toward military service. The JROTC mission is to build better citizens, not to steer students toward enlistment.

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Subjects Taught in JROTC Include:​

  • American Citizenship
  • Communication Techniques
  • Leadership (learning to assume a leadership role)
  • Leadership Labs (demonstrating leadership)
  • Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Map Reading
  • American Military History
  • Developing a Career Exploration Strategy
  • First Aid and Hygiene
  • Technology Awareness
  • Command and Staff Procedures (senior cadets)
  • Community Service and Service Learning 

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Desired Learning Outcomes:

To aid their success in school and after graduation, JROTC is designed to provide cadets the following mental tools:

  • Understanding of the ethics and principles underlying good citizenship
  • Practical experience in leadership
  • Ability to think logically and communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Appreciation of physical fitness and maintaining good health
  • Positive mental techniques such as goal-setting
  • Familiarity with the history and structure of the military services
  • Knowledge of educational and vocational opportunities
  • Understanding the importance of living drug-free and techniques to counter pressure toward substance abuse
  • Understanding the importance of high school graduation to a successful future