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Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps promotes academic success, leadership among high school students

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at San Ysidro High School offers students the opportunity to learn lifelong skills and engage in a rigorous academic environment.

The JROTC program is the Department of Defense's largest youth development program, with approximately 314,000 students enrolled in JROTC in over 1,700 high schools around the country.

Student who participate in the JROTC program show a high rate of academic success and self-discipline. Across the nation, JROTC program participants have a better attendance record, have less than a 1% dropout rate, and a 93% graduation rate. 

The program uses a world-class, technology driven curriculum to teach students leadership, wellness, citizenship, physical fitness, social and communication skills, geography, and civics. These lessons motivate students to reach academic excellence and model good citizenship.

At San Ysidro High School, the JROTC program is facilitated by Chief Raul Campos, who is a retired member from the U. S. Navy. Campos served for 27 years and has been the JROTC Naval Science Instructor since 2005.

The program’s Senior Naval Science Instructor is Lieutenant Commander Terrie Lohmeyer, who retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 21 years as a Fleet Support Officer, Human Resource Officer and Naval Officer Recruiter.

About the Sweetwater Union High School District

The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is the largest secondary school district in California, with more than 42,000 enrolled students and 32,000 adult learners. The district is headquartered in Chula Vista and operates a total of 29 schools: 14 high schools, 11 middle schools, and 4 adult schools. Located in southern San Diego County, near the Mexican border, the district serves the diverse communities of Imperial Beach, National City, Chula Vista, and San Ysidro. Since 1920, the district has won numerous awards for its innovative programs and commitment to student success.

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Company Name: Sweetwater Union High School District
Contact Person: Manny Rubio
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Phone: (619)691-5578
City: Chula Vista
State: CA
Country: United States

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