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ROTC Pathway

JROTC is a leadership course that is based upon the tenets of Marine Corps leadership. The curriculum is designed to teach and develop a sense of responsibility, loyalty, discipline and character in the Cadets.

Throughout the four years of the program, the Leadership Education curriculum in presented by way of five different categories of instruction:

  • Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Personal Growth and Responsibility
  • Public Service and Career Exploration
  • General Military Subjects

Emphasis is placed on developing leadership skills that will assist the students throughout life. While the student does not have an obligation to join any of the military services, a student presenting evidence of successful completion of at least two academic years of JROTC is entitled to advance promotion to the grade of no less than E-2 on initial enlistment in an active or reserve component of the military.

Extracurricular activities are also available, Drill Team, Color Guard, Rifle Team, field trips, community service etc.

Learn More about each program by clicking on the Program of Study and Campus Information tabs. 


Recommended Course Sequence

9th Grade


06864 | ROTC I  - Leadership Education 1 [1 CR]


10th Grade


06873 | ROTC II - Leadership Education 2 [1 CR]


11th Grade


06883 | ROTC III - Leadership Education 3 [1 CR]


12th Grade


06893 | ROTC IV - Leadership Education 4 [1 CR]


Goose Creek Memorial HS


MSGT S.A. Anderson USMC [Ret]

Senior Marine Instructor


Department of Leadership

Goose Creek Memorial High School





Robert E. Lee HS



LtCol Jeff Wooldridge, USMC [Retired]

Senior Marine Instructor


Department of Leadership

Robert E. Lee High School


Ross S. Sterling HS


Col P.J. Ferral USMC [Ret]

Senior Marine Instructor


Department of Leadership

Ross S. Sterling High School






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