Does it cost anything to be a Cadet in the MCJROTC Program?
No. All uniforms and required items, to include textbooks, will be provided by the program. With that said, MCJROTC will be hosting fundraising events, as required, in order to allow for extra-curricular items. These might include special unit t-shirts for the Cadets or sponsoring our Cadets to attend MCJROTC Summer programs at a reduced rate. The bottom line is that there will be no mandatory out-of-pocket costs for the families of MCJROTC Cadets.
I attend Rosman High School. Will I be allowed to join the MCJROTC Unit at Brevard High School?
Yes. Although the program is located within the spaces provided by Brevard High School, the Unit is sponsored by Transylvania County and will be available to students of Rosman High School as well. See your school guidance counselor for information on how to sign up for the course and how to ensure you have transportation to and from Brevard High School.
Am I required to join the armed services, such as the Marines, if I take the MCJROTC Leadership Course?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! This course is being sponsored by Transylvania County in order to develop the leadership abilities and character of our students. There is no obligation to become a Marine and we are not recruiters. If you desire to join the Armed Forces, our staff will help you make an informed decision and ensure you are able to take advantage of the benefits available to those who have completed the MCJROTC course of instruction.
Who is the perfect candidate for the MCJROTC Program?
The perfect MCJROTC Cadet is simply a student that is motivated to succeed in life and wants to make sure they have every tool available to do so. Our program has many different facets that make up the curriculum. Some of these include academics, proper wear of uniforms, physical training, drill, shooting, land navigation, and classroom leadership. This means that most students will find some area that they excel in. On the same note, almost every student will be challenged in some way. For those lucky students that are strong in every area, we are going to put you in a billet where you must lead your own friends and peers in order for the class to succeed. It will be very challenging and also very rewarding. Each and every student can benefit from the MCJROTC Program.
I have a heavy course load of Honors and AP classes. Is MCJROTC a good elective for me to take?
Yes! As a student in Transylvania County High Schools, you are fortunate to have numerous great choices for your electives. MCJROTC will provide you with valuable leadership experience that will not only look great on a transcript, but will assist you as you navigate through your post high school life, whether that includes college or not.