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1 Rocket Drive, ASHEVILLE, NC 28803-9100
Phone/Fax: (828) 298-2083
Rocket BN 


“ To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens.”

This web page is designed for students and parents, to provide general information our program, courses, and important upcoming JROTC and school related events.  Simply select the appropriate link tab (to the left) and you will be able to view the information. 
Our A.C. Reynolds program is sponsored by the United States Army. Instructors are retired officers and non-commissioned officers certified by Army Cadet Command and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. All uniforms, textbooks and required training materials are provided at no cost to students.  The standard Program of Instruction includes a variety of academic and vocational subjects that focus on valuable "life skills” that support all of the North Carolina Course of Study, graduation pathways.  Our goal is and develop self-confidence and leadership abilities of students.


JROTC focuses on citizenship and leadership development, not recruitment for the military. Participation in JROTC incurs no military service obligation.

Students develop knowledge in various required and elective subject areas which include: citizenship skills, personal responsibility, leadership theory and application, life skills development (learning styles/skills, oral and written communication, leadership and management skills, etc.), wellness, personal fitness and first aid skills, geography/map reading/environmental awareness, American history and government and community service. Program learning outcomes are designed to: (1) aid students throughout their JROTC and high school experience through leadership, citizenship, motivational and academic opportunities, (2) enhance students' prospects of graduation, and (3) provide students with a foundation that prepares them to succeed in all aspects of their lives.  

NOTE: There is a benefit for students who do opt for military service after high school. Those interested in an officer commission (military academy or college ROTC) have a more competitive high school record. Students interested in enlistment, who have completed two or more years (or 4x4 semesters) of JROTC, may qualify (based on instructor recommendation) for the rank of E-2, (Active, Reserve or National Guard) in the armed services.

Service Learning


JROTC also includes a variety of voluntary, extracurricular activities.  These include: adventure hikes and overnight outings, school and community support activities, community service projects/activities, and Drill Team and Raider Team competitions against other JROTC unit teams. Enrolled students are not required to participate in these additional activities; however participation is highly encouraged, as it makes the overall JROTC experience more enjoyable and meaningful.  Students are also encouraged to purchase the JROTC PT uniform, worn during weekly physical training and other, designated activities and purchase the student athletic medical insurance policy (offered at the start of each year) before participating in team, extracurricular activities.

Drill team

Raider Team

Welcome to Rocket Country!  We hope to see you as a member of the Rocket Battalion.

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