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The Hillgrove Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) was established in 2009. We are part of the Area-12 region with its headquarters located in Jacksonville, FL. Although we are one of the youngest units in the nation we have quickly excelled to the top of the charts to include holding numerous Orienteering and Academic State Championship titles.  We are also the current back-to-back Navy National Orienteering Champions.  We have also been designated a “DISTINGUISHED UNIT WITH ACADEMIC HONORS” for eight consecutive years; an honor reserved for the top performing NJROTC units in the nation.  We are ranked #2 of the 61 schools within Area-12 and #1 in the state of Georgia. Our annual cadet enrollment is approximately 105 cadets.

There are costs, although minimal, associated with field trips and competition teams, but all required uniforms are supplied at no cost to the cadet. NJROTC is an elective class (CTAE) and part of the cadet's daily school schedule. NJROTC is NOT a military recruiting program and cadets have no military obligation resulting from participating in the NJROTC program. If a cadet chooses to pursue a career in the military they can receive up to a 2-step enlisted pay increase or access to military scholarships for those interested in pursuing a commission as a military officer. Qualified cadets are eligible to apply for ROTC scholarships or appointments to military academies, including scholarships only available to NJROTC cadets. Here at Hillgrove our mission is simple, "Better prepare our students for whatever their chosen career path is after high school."

NJROTC/PE/Health Credit: The Cobb County School District allows 3 credits in NJROTC to satisfy the PE/Health high school graduation requirement. Students will earn four credits for three NJROTC classes.

The NJROTC program was authorized by the JROTC Vitalization Act of 1964. The mission of the NJROTC program is “to instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” The NJROTC curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, academic, drill, marksmanship, orienteering, and drone competitions, visits to industry and college campuses, and numerous other activities. We follow and instill the Navy’s core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment and feel that active cadets will see the greatest benefits in personal growth, leadership development, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.