Cyber Patriot is the nation's premier National High School Cyber Defense. Competition created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates to meet the future needs of our nation.
The transition between middle school and high school is one of the most exciting, turbulent and important years in the maturation of your son or daughter. This year forms the academic foundation for the final years of high school; it is a critical time in the development of their values.
In the weeks ahead, your son or daughter will be scheduling classes for their freshman year of high school. An elective course that could make all the difference in the world to your son or daughter is JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps). The course name fall short of the true meaning which is “leadership and character education.”
A past misconception has been that this program was only for students pursuing a military career. In this case, JROTC has been confused with college ROTC which does require follow-on military service. JROTC is not a recruitment effort and there is no military obligation whatsoever.
This elective is designed to foster positive habits and attitudes that will help your son or daughter succeed no matter what their future plans are after high school. JROTC focuses on character education by teaching four pillars of character education: Citizenship, Accomplishment, Responsibility, and Service. Although JROTC is sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, it is tailored to the specific needs of the student and Tullahoma High School.
JROTC is just one facet of their overall learning environment. Students are also involved in other extracurricular activities like band, athletics and drama. Emphasis is on individual development and interpersonal skills such as: Leadership, Self-worth, self-motivation, Confidence, Goal Setting, Physical Fitness, Integrity and Respect.