Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)
NT@ZB students may take NJROTC in lieu of PE their 9th, 11th, and 12th grade years. They may continue to participate on NJROTC activities their 10th grade year but normally cannot take the class due to Health/Driver Education requirements.
NJROTC also has voluntary extra-curricular activities including community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, color guard, and physical training. The District’s nationally ranked precision drill team is composed of 30-40 NJROTC cadets that compete throughout the year against other NJROTC drill teams throughout the nation. The team has won the Area Three West Academic/Drill and Physical Fitness championship multiple times and has gone on to compete at National Drill competitions in Pensacola, and Daytona Beach, Florida. The team is composed of armed and unarmed platoons that perform basic and exhibition drills. All Drill Team members are in the NJROTC program.
The District’s nationally ranked Air Rifle Team has won the Navy National Championship five times and is composed of NJROTC cadets. The team competes in three leagues against Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force ROTC units throughout the Nation. The team has been the Illinois State Champions for the past fourteen years. Cadets are issued all the equipment they will need for practice and competitions. They annually compete in various National Competitions along with the Junior Olympics.
Orienteering is an outdoor sport that combines land navigation with a treasure hunt. The Chicago Area Orienteering Club (CAOC) has many members who have competed nationally as well as internationally. The Orienteering team competes with CAOC on scheduled Sundays in the forest preserves in the Chicago area. Although the CAOC courses are open to the public, all members of the NJROTC team are in the ROTC program.