Building Leaders Today For Tomorrow

Considered the national leader in the integration of JROTC in urban education. The CPS Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) complements the curricula and overall educational programs of America’s high schools, offering students a unique opportunity for personal growth.

Kelvyn Park JROTC Instructor First Sargent Leonard Haith

"It's about responsibility. Lessons in JROTC go beyond the drills, they teach kids how to work as a team and how to look out for each other. Those are life skills beyond the classroom."

- 1SG Leonard Haith



As a program, JROTC is comprehensive. With an emphasis on American citizenship and history, courses also help students develop values and skills indispensable to success in school and beyond. JROTC instructors teach as much by example as by syllabus. They serve as role models for students and as mentors who provide strong incentives to stay in school and graduate. Military uniforms are worn once a week according to the program or during special events. 

For more detailed information, visit:

Chicago JROTC

Preparing for your

Future Career

Here are some of the careers that you can prepare for:

  • Army

  • Navy

  • Air Force

  • Coast Gaurd

  • Marines

How to Participate

8th Graders
If you would like to participate in this CTE Academy for high school:

Apply to Kelvyn Park online at go.cps.edu

If you are a current student and want to participate reach out to your counselor.

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