Last week students of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Queen Creek High School conducted a 3-day long School Service Learning Project dubbed as Operation ‘Restore HS’ which focused on ways to improve their campus for both the faculty and students. Two main elements of the project was area beautification and increasing campus safety through the restoration of barriers, handicap parking, security gates, and fire hydrants. But that was not all. Little did they know that this project would also directly impact a fellow Bulldog!
Gary, Queen Creek High School’s Maintenance Director, noted that he typically performs upgrades like this over the summer break and he very much appreciated the Cadet’s hard work and dedication! The cadets provided a service like no other and allows him to focus on more mission critical tasks. So not only did the students find passion in embellishing their school ascetically, but unexpectedly made the life of a fellow bulldog a little bit easier.
This exploratory project is one of many ways JROTC provides students with meaningful experiences, exposes students to how it feels to serve, and stimulates students thinking about possible future service learning activities.
The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is nationally accredited academic program offered at Queen Creek High School that focuses on character education and development, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity WITH NO MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATION. Collectively, these lessons motivate students (Cadets) to be better citizens.
In addition to promoting citizenship, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps also prepares students for post-secondary education through its diverse curriculum while providing insight into various career paths that the military offers. The goals of the JROTC/NDCC program are to teach students to:
– Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others in a diverse, global workforce.
– Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society.
– Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options as well as other career pathways.
– Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health.
– Value the role of service organizations in America.
If you would like to learn more QCHS JROTC click on one of the links to get updates on what is happening.
-One Team, One Fight-