• What Should I Expect Life to be Like as a NJROTC Cadet?

    First, you are not joining the military when you sign up to take NJROTC classes.  You are simply trying out Bloomington High School NJROTC and deciding if it is the right fit for you.  It is an elective that  enforces a commitment to respecting others, working as a team, and dedicating oneself to daily self-improvement.
    We are students first, cadets second. Your primary mission is to earn your high school diploma! NJROTC has two categories: 1. general students that come to class daily but do not participate in extracurricular activies and 2. Drill Team members commit significant amounts of time outside of normal school hours to preparing and participating in weekend Drill Meets across southern California and Arizona. There are no homework assignments, allowing plenty of time to concentrate on other classes, friends, or sports. Classroom commitment to NJROTC includes:

    1. Monday - Classroom Academics
    2. Tuesday - Platoon Drill or Physical Fitness Training
    3. Wednesday - Personnel Inspection
    4. Thursday - Platoon Drill or Physical Fitness Training
    5. Friday - Naval Science Instructor's discretion

    Naval history, survival skills, eduquette, SMART goals, Physical training (PT), and Personnel Inspection are just some of the Navy JROTC experience.  Cadets that enroll in our program are expected to bring their issued, NJROTC Physical Training clothes each Tuesday and Thursday and don their uniform for inspections on Wednesdays. You will be issued uniforms and PT Cloths (at no cost to you) shortly after the semester begins.  

     This program's goals are to teach cadets to:

    • Appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
    • Develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.
    • Be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
    • Appreciate the importance of eating healthily and practicing regular physical fitness in maintaining good health.
    • Understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.
    • Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture, and understand the purpose and structure of military service.
    • Develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.