JROTC program has been viewed as a strong program that provides youth with much-needed skills in citizenship and leadership.  Additionally, numerous studies have shown that students who participate in JROTC programs have better attendance, grades, and graduation rates relative to students who were in general academic programs.  Principals and school administrators also maintain positive attitudes toward JROTC because of these programs.  MCJROTC is at its essence a Leadership Education Program meant solely to develop character and citizenship.  Although a comprehensive learning environment anchored in a military structure is not for all students, there is a body of defendable academic knowledge that clearly articulates the significant benefit to those that choose to participate. Our curriculum was the first to be nationally accredited under CITA/SACS and is directly linked to National Standards.

*Vista Del Lago MCJROTC Cadets earn G College Prep Elective credits; all four years earn college credits



Instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. 


Gives students an appreciation for the origin, advantages and responsibilities of citizenship, develops an understanding of leadership skills and the advantages of strong moral character, promotes in the students an understanding for the need and application of national security; develops in students a sense of pride and personal discipline and responsibility, develops an understanding and respect for constitutional authority as the foundation of a democratic society. 


In close partnership with school administrators, ensure that the Marine Corps JROTC Program remains a renowned educational and co-curricular resource, and the premier youth character and leadership development program in our high school.


Integrity, loyalty and the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.

Equal opportunity for all.

Promoting the dignity or the cadets and their families.

Open and effective communication at all levels of command.

Consistently maintaining excellence in leadership and management.

Continually improving the quality of the program.

Encouraging and embracing innovative change.

Accomplishing our mission through teamwork.

Ensuring the success of every MCJROTC Cadet.


To join the Marine Corps JROTC Program, speak with either the Senior Marine Instructor or Marine Instructor, who will be able to guide you through the process to become a Marine Corps JROTC Cadet.