Battle Ground High School
Welcome to Battle Ground High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
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Welcome to the Battle Ground Air Force JROTC! We hope you take the time to review our programs and learn more about what we have to offer.
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Battle Ground High School offers superb Aerospace Studies, Leadership Education, physical fitness, drill, air rifle, color guard, rocketry, Summer Leadership School (SLS) and other programs. Cadets study aviation history, space exploration, science of flight and civics and global topics. Cadets often attend colleges and universities upon graduation while others enlist or enroll in college ROTC programs. There is no obligation to serve in the military for any cadet in the JROTC program.
JROTC cadets learn how to lead, manage and communicate professionally, which are critical in todays job market. They get hands-on experience leading their classmates and take courses each year that introduces them to the Air Force culture and the other services cultures. JROTC cadets have the chance to meet and become friends with a diverse group of peer cadets. Our cadets thrive on diversity, making Battle Ground JROTC one of the best organizations in the school, working together and supporting each other. We have our own portable and dedicated classroom for cadet instruction. We are employing the new Computer Based Technology in the classroom to facilitate learning and use Power Point and other methodologies to teach students. Cadets have access to a departmental library, a flight simulator and DVDs to learn more about their subjects. We have our own space for meetings and organizing volunteer efforts. Special Activities
You can also take part in these exciting activities:
Drill (Armed and Unarmed)
Summer Leadership School
Air Force base visits
Aircraft orientation flights
Community Service Projects
Competitions and other activities
Battle Ground AFJROTC competes in the NW Drill and Rifle League Columbia River Division in Drill, Color Guard, Air Rifle and Physical Fitness. Additionally, teams compete at the regional and national level as well. Currently the Air Rifle Team is the 2011 Air Force JROTC Precision Air Rifle National Champions. This is your chance to:
Compete against JROTC units in Washington and Oregon.
Become proficient in drill and ceremonies.
Have the chance to wear Air Force JROTC uniforms.
Visit Portland Air National Guard Base.
Interact with JROTC cadets and instructors.
Tour college campuses.
Earn college, ROTC scholarships and Academy appointments.
Earn individual or unit awards.
We will fit you for uniforms. Cadets wear four different uniform combinations. New cadets will be issued the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU). Mentors
New cadets are assigned cadet mentors to assist in the transition from middle school or regular high school classes and the JROTC environment. New cadets may also review our Cadet Handbook which contains initial training information. Air Force JROTC Physical Fitness
Air Force JROTC cadets are encouraged to improve their physical fitness. To help them do so, each class on Fridays participates in physical training and will have a physical fitness assessment each semester. Physical Fitness activities include calisthenics, ultimate frisbee, soccer, flag football, capture-the-flag, running, etc. Cadets who want to improve their physical fitness may work out on their own time Mondays, Wednesday or Fridays after school with the Physical Conditioning (Strength) Team.
Summer Leadership School
Cadets will receive instruction in proper wear and maintenance of the uniform, leadership training, physical fitness, drill and ceremonies, etc. They will visit Portland Air National Guard base, attend Royal Ridges high ropes/low ropes courses, march in a parade and learn valuable skills while earning .5 Health/PE credit.
So, come pay us a visit and see for yourselves what we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you and having your son/daughter in our Air Force JROTC program.