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Norcross High the 1st Gwinnett School to offer Army JROTC & JLC
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Norcross High the 1st Gwinnett School to offer Army JROTC & JLC

Atlanta, GA--  In January of 2011, Norcross High will become the first Gwinnett County high school to offer the Army JROTC program.  Not only good for Norcross High, but this will bring about benefits for the entire Norcross Cluster as both Pinckneyville Middle and Summerour Middle will participate in a pilot of the Junior Leadership Corps program (JLC).

The mission of the Junior Leadership Corps is to inspire young people to set a course for success by teaching students to be self-reliant and motivated to complete their education, and to be successful, productive citizens.  Similar to the JROTC program offered at the high school level, the JLC curriculum focuses on developing young people’s leadership skills, while also teaching self-management, health, and problem-solving skills. “The addition of the JROTC and JLC programs in the Norcross Cluster is a boon to our cluster,” says Norcross High Principal Jonathan Patterson. “Our cluster already offers the International Baccalaureate Program. The addition of JROTC and JLC will open additional doors for students and will help enhance the culture of success that permeates our schools.”

The JROTC program at Norcross High and the JLC programs at Pinckneyville Middle and Summerour Middle will roll out in January. Information about JLC and how students can apply is currently available to students and families at the two schools and both schools are holding information meetings on the program. Each school’s JLC will consist of approximately 25 7th graders and 25 8th grade students. As there are limited opportunities for participation during this rollout year, interested students and their parents should return their applications as soon as possible. Applications are due December 7. Based on the number of interested students, each school will hold a lottery to randomly select participants.

 

FAQs: Junior Leadership Corps at Pinckneyville Middle and Summerour Middle

   ·  Norcross Cluster middle schools will launch JLC in January 2011.

   ·  The program focuses on improving academic success, and providing

      leadership and character development.

   ·  Student cadets will wear a uniform on one particular day each week.

   ·  Students who participate in the Junior Leadership Corps are not

      required to enroll in JRTOC at Norcross High.

   ·  There is no obligation to join the military for students who

      participate in the Junior Leadership Corps or JRTOC.

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