The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions. In 1964, Congress expanded the program to all military services and changed from active-duty to shared support from the services and schools. As congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have a JROTC program to “instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” JROTC’s mission, “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens”, is the guide post for the program’s success.
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Who Can Apply
Are you aware your child could start on a path to West Point or the Naval Academy in the 8th Grade? Or perhaps your child dreams of becoming a fighter pilot or Green Beret. St. George Academy, in collaboration with the Utah Military Academy Foundation, is thrilled to provide this unique leadership program. We understand that your child has untapped potential, and their current environment may not be fostering their growth. Choosing the right school for your unique child can be difficult, but our comprehensive college prep charter school welcomes students from 8th to 12th grade to participate in this exceptional program. It’s time for your child to discover a new path to success and stand out from the crowd. Dive into the military academy experience at St. George Academy, and watch your child excel.
Training We Offer
Our Military Program encompasses various categories, including JROTC, Marksmanship, Aviation, and Drones. Explore the exciting avenues that await you!
Cadets participate in a myriad of co-curricular activities to demonstrate their attainment of lesson outcomes. Some of these activities include precision and exhibition military drill competitions, air rifle competitions (optional), Raider Challenge competitions, JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp, and a physical fitness competition known as JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). Cadets who complete 4 years of JROTC co-curricular activities and its challenging curriculum will be more college and/or career ready.
St George Academy JROTC recognizes academic excellence is a requirement for admission to a United States Military Academy or to qualify for ROTC scholarships. In order for students to be fully prepared for its rigorous high school curriculum, the school will admit students beginning in seventh grade in order to build and strengthen necessary academic skills. We will also engage the family and community in supporting this culture both on campus and off. An important part of program implementation is the hiring and development of our professional staff. We recognize that many of the finest teachers may not have a military background, which will first entail a strong exposure and then complete adoption of culture among staff. It is from the demonstrated leadership of our staff that culture will be shared with cadets, family, and community.
As part of the military academy experience, our Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) offers students an immersive experience in leadership development, teamwork, and citizenship. Students will cultivate essential life skills through classroom instruction, physical training, and community service to empower them for future success.
Experience the thrill of precision and discipline with our nationally-ranked Marksmanship and Ranger training. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, students will master the art of marksmanship, enhancing focus, patience, and attention to detail. Our Marksmanship and Ranger teams offer opportunities for friendly competition and personal growth in a safe and structured environment.
Take your career to the skies with our Aviation training program. Students will explore the world of flight, learning about aerodynamics, navigation, and aviation safety. Through hands-on experiences and simulator training, they will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of aviation and prepare for potential future careers in the field.
Unleash your creativity and technical skills with our Drones training program. Students will learn about drone technology, flight operations, and aerial photography. They will be able to develop piloting skills and gain insights into the growing field of drone applications across various industries.
Students who want to push themselves to be the best physically and mentally find themselves drawn to the Ranger team, which is a physical fitness-based competition team. Competitions can have specific requirements but generally include physical fitness, orienteering, and cross-country running. Coaches select the teams based on Attitude, Academics, and Ability. At a minimum, cadets perform push-ups, sit-ups, and run at least 5 kilometers. Our Ranger team requires cadets to follow directions, have a positive attitude, and desire to excel. If you are willing and able to work hard and push yourself, you could make it as a Ranger!
The AFJROTC Color Guard team presents the national/state/school flags at school and community functions. Only cadets with exemplary behavior, outstanding uniform and personal appearance standards, and a thorough knowledge of drills and ceremonies will be selected. Cadets can earn the Color Guard Ribbon by participating in five color guards.
This team performs in state and national drill competitions and demonstrations. Team practices are conducted during drill class. Before-school and after-school practices are sometimes needed to prepare for competitions. Cadets can earn a shoulder cord, the Drill Team Ribbon, and the Special Teams Placement Ribbon.
Why Should You
Enroll Your Child?
- Develop important leadership skills
- Foster discipline and character
- Stand out on college applications
- Gain hands-on experience in specialized areas
- Access unique opportunities for personal growth
- Cultivate teamwork and companionship