The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) program is a Leadership Education program designed to teach leadership skills, character development, self-discipline, and citizenship through the study and practical application of Marine Corps leadership traits and principles. The MCJROTC program combines classroom instruction and practical application to achieve its objectives. At Sissonville High School, MCJROTC is a four year elective academic course which provides credit for each year satisfactorily completed. Marine Corps uniforms are worn on Thursdays (inspection day), and training in Marine Corps history and customs, military courtesies, drill and ceremonies, personal grooming, physical training (PT- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), and other military skills are used to develop self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline, and basic leadership. Participation in the MCJROTC program incurs no obligation of future military service, though advanced promotion may be available to cadets who do enlist.
PROGRAM BENEFITS Successful participation in the MCJROTC program is designed to enhance the cadet’s leadership skill, character development, and self-discipline. Additionally, successful completion of two years or more of instruction in the MCJROTC program may result in the following additional benefits: advanced promotion upon enlistment into the armed forces, enhanced possibility for a college ROTC scholarship and/or a direct appointment to one of the service academies, recommendation letters and/or letters of reference from the MCJROTC instructional staff for inclusion into college/trade school applications, and job recommendations and/or letters of reference from the MCJROTC instructional staff to potential civilian employers upon completion of high school.
Sissonville High School Honors Leadership Course
Honors level course focusing on leadership,management, and communication skills as well as life skills, school improvement and community involement
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. Cadets will have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities, to include the drill team (color guard and ceremonial unit performances), physical fitness team, the air rifle marksmanship team, as well as community service projects, unit fundraisers, and orientation trips.
Sissonville High School Ceremonial Drill Team
Sissonville High School Color Guard
Sissonville High School Rifle Team