The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training. Our focus of the Nimitz High school NJROTC program is as follows:
- Promote Patriotism
- Develop informed and responsible citizens
- Develop respect for constructed authority
- Develop leadership potential
- Promote high school completion
- Promote higher education
- Promote community service
- Develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership
- Promote an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security
- Provide information on the military services as a possible career
- Provide an alternative to gangs
- Provide incentive to live healthy and drug free
NJROTC is offered at Nimitz High as an alternative to P.E. We currently have 239 cadets in the Nimitz High NJROTC program. Our program has been awarded the “Distinguished Unit Award with Academic Excellence” for 5 years in a row. We have a competitive Drill Team, Physical Fitness, and Academic team that has competed at State Championships and National competitions.
Benefits of completing 4 years of NJROTC at Nimitz High are as follows:
- Two years completed receives a service enlistment as an E2 upon entry
- Three years completed receives a service enlistment as an E3 upon entry
- Members may apply for ROTC National scholarships, Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation, and Alternative Scholarship Reservation.
Nimitz High NJROTC was honored to have our Cadet Commanding Officer for the class of 2018 receive the Minority Serving Institution Scholarship at Prairie View A&M. His scholarship was worth up to $200,000. Our instructors are committed to the student’s success for higher education and look forward to aiding many more students in their quest for scholarship opportunities.