District 214 Leadership Development Program
Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps

Wheeling High School
900 South Elmhurst Road
Wheeling, IL 60090-5599

NJROTC is a course in leadership, teamwork and citizenship, using studies about the Navy as a common core. Students take the course as an elective and receive a grade that counts towards graduation and their GPA. Only the academic class and a few unit activities are mandatory, but cadets are highly encouraged to participate in the unit's 'extra-curricular' fieldtrips, teams, and events. Students are NOT members of the military, though they wear a 'regulation' military uniform once each week. There is no military obligation, and students have no 'status' within the military. There are definite benefits to those students who are considering a military career, but the program is designed to help students be successful in what-ever career or endeavors a student pursues. The unit mission is to help develop more informed and responsible citizens. The goal is to develop young leaders.  The focus is to maximize student opportunities and prepare them for success, especially in college.    

Township High School District 214, Participating Schools
Buffalo Grove HS | Prospect HS                | Elk Grove HS
John Hersey HS  | Rolling Meadows HS | Wheeling HS
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