Welcome to Marquette High School's Air Force Junior ROTC Web Page. The Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) program is sponsored by the Rockwood School District and the United States Air Force, and it may be used as a Practical Arts or Elective credit towards high school graduation requirements. Additionally, each year of successful completion of AFJROTC also qualifies each student for two (2) elective college credits through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). The AFJROTC program's curriculum is divided into Aerospace Science (40%), Leadership Education (40%), and Wellness and Fitness (20%). AFJROTC has been approved for accreditation by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) and students may earn up to 16 elective college credit hours for completing various AFJROTC sponsored programs/courses. Returning AFJROTC students are also eligible for half a high school academic credit towards graduation by completing a Summer Leadership School (SLS).
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) was founded in 1911 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, by Army Lieutenant Edgar R. Steevers. He wanted to teach young men the advantages of having a strong body and mind, the value of self-control, and the importance of community service. Then five years later, the National Defense Act of 1916 authorized a junior course for high schools and the Army was the first military service to implement JROTC. Forty-eight (48) years later, Public Law 88-647, commonly known as the ROTC Vitalization Act of 1964, directed the Secretaries of each military service to establish and maintain JROTC units for their respective services.
Communication: The best form of communication will be through email. However, you may also reach us during by calling (636) 891-6000 plus the extension (located on the right navigation).
The members of the AFROTC Department encourage parents to contact them if they have a question or concern. Please note the directory on right navigation column that includes phone numbers, email addresses and links to our websites.
Infinite Campus: Remember that a student’s grades, assignments, progress reports and report cards can be viewed on Infinite Campus. Parents: Please be sure you establish an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account that will connect you to your child’s academic progress.
Extra Help: Do you need help with a specific subject? Students are encouraged to speak with their teacher about setting up time to get additional help. Parents are welcome to contact teachers to assist with this as well.
Curriculum: Our focus is for all students to achieve and succeed in the classroom. View the curriculum by subject matter on the Rockwood website.
Mailing Address: AFJROTC (MO-931)
Marquette High School
2351 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017-7122