Welcome to Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

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Prince William County Public Schools JROTC hosts programs for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines at nine high schools. These leadership education programs are designed to teach leadership skills, character development, self-discipline, and citizenship. Students are encouraged to enter the program in the ninth grade in order to receive the full benefits of the four-year program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to join the military after graduation?

A: Absolutely no military obligation is required; however, upon graduation, students can gain advanced military pay grades.

Q: Can students at Brentsville District, Colgan, Gainesville, Or Patriot High School School join JROTC?

A: Yes.

Brentsville, Gainesville and Patriot students may apply to the Air Force JROTC program at Unity Reed High School.

Colgan students may apply to the Navy JROTC program at Osbourn Park High School


More Questions?

For questions related to JROTC programs, please call Career and Technical Education at 703-791-7297.

JROTC Coursework

These courses are designed to teach citizenship and leadership skills through their respective service.

Army JROTC Course Sequence:

Military Science 1, Military Science 2, Military Science 3, Military Science 4

Navy JROTC Course Sequence:

Naval Science 1, Naval Science 2, Naval Science 3, Naval Science 4

Marine JROTC Course Sequence:

Leadership Education I, Leadership Education II, Leadership Education III, Leadership Education IV

Air Force JROTC Course Sequence:

Aerospace Science and Leadership I, Aerospace Science and Leadership II, Aerospace Science and Leadership III, Aerospace Science and Leadership IV

Program Locations

Scholarship Information

Each year, more than 51,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. Visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars website for more information.

Reserve Officer Training Corp and military academy scholarships may be available for qualified students.