Patchogue-Medford High School
What is JROTC?
JROTC is Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps, and there are 3,275 of them in the world (794 are Air Force). The program is offered in high school as a class elective, where you take an Aerospace Science class throughout your entire high school career. Along with the class comes with wearing a uniform, and participating in after-school activities. Many of our cadets consider our unit a family! Scroll for more information.
*There is no military obligation when participating in JROTC*
What the JROTC Program is About
Our program at Patchogue- Medford High School offers an Aerospace Science (AS) class that can be taken for four years. If you choose to take JROTC through your entire high school career, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of aviation, the science behind how a plane can fly, including in-depth lessons on aircrafts' mechanisms, and the exploration of space.
Besides curriculum-based lessons, you'll have the opportunity to learn about current events, other histories such as war, lessons that should be taught in your history class and so much more.
Our AFJROTC instructors understand that most students have a tight schedule. Often students replace their lunch with this class in order to fit it into their schedules. We give little to no homework, few tests and quizzes, and students without a lunch period are welcome to eat during their AS period!
To add, please be aware that students are not obligated to take all four of our AS classes, and that three will grant them automatic JROTC credit for ROTC in college if interested.
Besides our elective classes, the JROTC unit offers more than 12 extracurricular activities where you are able to receive various chances to earn community service hours, leadership qualities, and so many exciting and valuable memories that you'll cherish after high school.
Our after-school activities are full of options to choose from such as performance teams, public affairs (creating newsletters/ our art program), physical training (sometimes includes games of football), model rocketry, and so much more.
Our program is well known for its family-like qualities. We are all here because we want to be, and that reason alone connects us all. The program has something for every student in PMHS. The problem is that you can't find that out for yourself unless you become a cadet and see for yourself!
Stop by room 378!
The Top three
These three seniors have shown their commitment and diligence to our unit through their three years of high school. This school year (2019-2020) is their chance to give back to the program that has shaped them into the strong leaders they are today.
What Are Top Cadets Responsible For?
three seniors are chosen to oversee and regulate all JROTC events including our after school activities, and control our main events such as our annual banquet. All JROTC units are ran by cadets, meaning that students have control over the wide range of activities we have to offer.
About Our Cadets
"Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all that we do"