What is the National Junior Honor Society? The NJHS is a student group that was established in in order to help recognize and promote student achievement in the areas of scholarship, character, service, citizenship and leadership. More than 80 years later, the NJHS has maintained its reputation for excellence, and continues to do so through its members, as well as through the schools and communities that support it.
The instructors, usually retired military personnel, continue to receive retirement pay from the Federal government, but in addition, the schools pay the difference from what the instructors would receive if they were on active duty.
The service concerned then reimburses the school for approximately one-half of the amount paid by the school to the instructor. Although active duty officers may be assigned, most instructors are retired from the sponsoring branch of the Armed Forces.
In certain situations there may be additional instructors. There are no national requirements that JROTC instructors have the teaching credential required by other teachers in public high school, although there are a handful of county's that do require a teaching credential.
MCJROTC instructors need to have graduated from high school, have at least 20 years of active military service and be physically qualified according to Marine Corps standards. Officer instructors need to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, while a high school diploma or equivalent is sufficient for enlisted instructors.
Navy Reserve officers, chief petty officers and petty officers to be hired as instructors. The minimum education requirement for an enlisted naval science instructor is a high school diploma or equivalent, with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university required for a commissioned officer senior naval science instructor.
Often, students who participate for one year receive credit in lieu of a physical education class. Some public military schools mandate JROTC as a class for all grade levels, and have a curriculum that includes military history, military protocol, civics and physical fitness.
Their creed encourages conduct that brings credit to family, country, school and the corps of cadets, loyalty, citizenship and patriotism. At least two-thirds of JROTC units offer rifle marksmanship programs, and most of these have rifle or pistol teams.
Some units organize special visits to US military bases during school breaks. There are also many summertime "leadership academies" for cadets hosted by various military installations.
Usually awards are presented. Female cadets are generally excused from wearing the dress uniform for military ball. Sometimes units also have a separate awards ceremony, which is attended by the instructors, guests, and parents.
Fraternal organizations, such as the American Legion, often give out awards for military excellence, academics, and citizenship, in addition to the standard awards given by the JROTC program.
The year may be finished with a change of command ceremony, where the new unit commander, executive officer, and other unit officers are named and take command from the current officers.
Mid-level officers are also named. Some units choose the next year's NCO and junior officer corps based on officer and NCO candidate schools, usually held immediately following the end of the school year.
There are other extracurricular activities that the JROTC's programs provide for their cadets, including trips to military installations, ROTC college programs, and other sites that give the cadets a look at the military community.
JROTC units designated as Honor Units may nominate up to three cadets to the Service Academy of any branch, in addition to the nominations to the unit's own branch academy.
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We have answers to your questions about becoming a member of this historic and vibrant organization. Website of Association of College Honor Societies. ACHS is the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools and also in some middle schools across the United States and United States military bases across the world.
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