BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek City School District has been approved to receive an installation of an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) at Beavercreek High School and Ferguson Hall Freshman School.
The addition and approval of this program has taken two years to complete. The AFJROTC program is a natural fit for Beavercreek City Schools which has strong ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and services a significant number of military families each school year.
“We are so excited to be able to offer this to our students and families,” said Beavercreek City School Superintendent Paul Otten.
Preparation of school facilities is ongoing with an expected ready date in January. Students will be able to take part in the program when it is fully operational to start the 2018-2019 school year. AFJROTC is will be offered as an elective adding to an already diverse field of classes available to students.
AFJROTC is a Title 10 US Code mandated citizenship training program that is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline. The program achieves this through classroom education in air and space fundamentals and hands on learning opportunities in a number of fun and challenging extra-curricular activities.
Story courtesy of Beavercreek City Schools.