To motivate young people to become better citizens
To enroll in JROTC, students must be enrolled at Berkner High School. Talk to your counselor to see if you are eligible to take a Physical Education or Elective Credit during one of the four class periods we offer for LET 1s. New students must start JROTC in the 1st Semester. Cadets wear their uniforms at least once per week for a grade. Uniforms, books and equipment are provided at no cost to the student. In addition to the curriculum discussed below, cadets participate in weekly leadership application to build leadership and teamwork skills. JROTC offers a multitude of after school events to supplement the cadet's interest and education (see link for Special Teams and Photo Gallery).
Each Leadership Education and Training (LET) Level has an accredited curriculum that builds on each successive year in JROTC.
LET 1/ROTC 1
This is the first of four core courses in the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) high school program. This course supports 22 lessons designed for first-year Cadets. Because the central focus of the JROTC program is to help develop strong leaders and model citizens. First year Cadets are introduced to content that will help the inner leader begin to emerge.
LET 2/ROTC 2
Developing Leader builds upon the mastery of LET 1 skills and abilities, providing Cadets with new and more challenging opportunities in leadership development.
LET 3/ROTC 3
Supervising Leader builds upon the mastery of LET 1 and 2 skills and abilities, providing Cadets with new and more challenging opportunities as a leader by overseeing planning, project implementation, and team personnel. Cadets at this level can acquire battalion staff positions and responsibilities and help integrate improvements in the local JROTC program and community.
LET 4/ROTC 4
Managing Leader provides Cadets multiple opportunities to manage and lead in the battalion, in the school, and their respective communities The LET 4 Cadet is ready to assume responsibilities and manage him or herself and others whom they work with or oversee as a Cadet manager.
The video below highlights many of the events that cadets may participate in throughout the school year and into the summer. Events may change year to year based on cadet interest and needs. All JROTC events focus on cadet involvement in the school/community and are designed to improve personal skills and motivate them to become better citizens.