• The Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Northeast Magnet High School focuses on citizenship and leadership, not military skills. JROTC’s mission is to “Motivate young people to be better citizens” and to develop the future leaders of our homes and community. The military format of JROTC allows our students to take the leadership lessons of the classroom and apply them in practice. We don’t just tell students what leaders do; they are placed into leadership positions and given the opportunity to be successful.

    • Nationally Recognized -
      • Designated a Naval Honor School for exemplary performance during 2019-2020 SY. Awarded to the Top 20% annually.
      • Cadet Colonel Peter Porcaro awarded JROTC Marine Corps Legion of Valor Bronze Cross. Awarded to 4 cadets annually.
    • Focus on skills and values - Our instructional approach is unique. Much of our curriculum is not teaching; it’s training with a focus on skills, values and hands-on experience.
    • Sense of belonging - Multiple studies have shown that high school students who are engaged and involved do better both academically and emotionally. JROTC provides students this place to belong.
    • Extracurricular activities - JROTC students are among the busiest on campus as they support school and community events. Our Drill Team, Color Guard, Raider, and Archery teams compete throughout the region, allowing participating cadets to earn Varsity letters. The Academic and Leadership teams compete against other programs across the nation.

    While our program introduces students to the military, students participating in the JROTC program will not be encouraged to enlist and will have no obligation to join the military after high school. Should a student be interested in military service, participation in our program can give them an advantage if they decide to enlist by providing for immediate promotion once they graduate from Initial Entry Training.

    How to participate: New students interested in joining the MCJROTC program can apply to attend Northeast Magnet through the JROTC lottery option. The deadline for the 2024-25 academic year is Friday, January 26. Visit the Magnet office website to complete an application. If you are interested in another magnet option you can still participate in MCJROTC as an elective choice. Discuss this with a school counselor during enrollment.

    Senior Marine Instructor: LtCol Dean Steffen USMC (Ret)

    (316) 973-4270 ext 43201 - Email: dsteffen@usd259.net


  • Community Service / Fundraising

    Fireworks Stand Marietta Farms

    June 26 - July 5

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  • BoE Meeting Color Guard

    Alvin Morris Adminstration Center

    July 22 5:15pm - 6:15pm

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  • Raider Camp Week 1

    July 29 - Aug 2 8am -12pm


    Raider Camp Week 2

    Aug 5 - Aug 13 3pm - 5:30pm

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