FROM THE SENIOR ARMY INSTRUCTOR
Welcome to the Center Line’s JROTC homepage! We are proud to represent the storied cadet history and legacy of such a prestigious high school JROTC.
Our mission is to encourage, prepare, and motivate the young men and women of Center Line to become better citizens and leaders as they take on roles of increased responsibility and accountability.
Cadets in the JROTC get the opportunity to serve in significant positions of leadership both inside and outside of the classroom. They are encouraged to come out of their comfort zone and are challenged to achieve high standards that will set them up for future success as "Sons and Daughters of Center Line."
Cadets participate in parades, formal and informal social events, and community service projects. Additionally, they gain an understanding of how to function effectively as a member of a team and embody the mantra of "service to others."
Sporting and athletic opportunities abound for our Cadets in such activities as the Raider Team, Rifle Team, Drill Team, Color Guard, and Academic Team. These teams offer the opportunity to be recognized with awards, the chance to compete throughout the state area against other schools, as well as the occasion to travel to Kentucky, or Washington, DC for national-level competitions.
We DO NOT in any way teach war fighting skills to our Cadets, nor do we recruit Cadets to serve in the Armed Forces. Should any of our cadets desire to attend a military college or enter military service upon graduation, we gladly support and guide them through the process.
Cadets who remain in the JROTC and take advantage of the various opportunities to learn and grow as leaders often emerge mentally and physically stronger, astutely aware of themselves and their surroundings, and confident in navigating the world at large after graduating high school.
Center Line's JROTC is absolutely committed to helping its young men and women understand what it means to lead with integrity, act justly in the service of others, and pursue excellence in every endeavor.
Welcome to Center Line!
Senior Army Instructor
In the production of our curriculum, the JROTC incorporates the latest educational theories used in secondary education. McREL standards have been linked to each of our lessons to show a cross-connection with this curriculum and the standard curriculum taught across the country.
At the heart of program of instruction lies the intent to build young men with advanced skills in leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness in a structured interactive environment.
The flexibility of our program allows it to bear the scrutiny of professional educators while at the same time meet the needs of the community. Satisfactory completion of the JROTC program can lead to advanced placement credit in the Senior ROTC program or advanced rank in the Armed Forces. Additionally, several components of the JROTC course curriculum have been identified for college credit that is awarded to cadets upon successful completion of the specified requirements. From a national perspective, the JROTC program is the centerpiece of the Department of Defense’s commitment to America’s Promise for Youth through its emphasis on service learning, community service, and teen anti-drug efforts.
1. Completion of the eighth grade.
2. For upper level cadets, completion of a previous grade JROTC course level is advantageous, but not mandatory.
3. A willing to do take on new challenges and give the very best effort.
JROTC CADET LEADERSHIP CAMP
Selected cadets have the opportunity to take part in several days of exciting training at our JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC), usually held at Camp Atterbury, IN in late June of each year. JCLC offers a vigorous set of leadership challenges designed for Cadets from 12 High Schools throughout Michigan. The camp brings together hundreds of cadets, who rappel from a 30 or 60-foot tower, practice land and water navigation techniques, complete rigorous obstacle courses, and learn water safety as well as field survival skills, among many other activities (like drill ceremonies and leadership reaction courses).
SSG (Retired) Horace Pruitt, firstname.lastname@example.org, Army Instructor