Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Courses (AJROTC) at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School and Millbrook High School are designed as four-year programs. Participation is voluntary and cadets may choose to take an AJROTC course each semester or selectively as long as the prerequisite courses have been previously completed or permission of the Senior Army Instructor (SAI) is granted.
A special partnership exists between AJROTC and the Healthful Living department to provide students with their Healthful Living credit needed for graduation. To receive the Healthful Living credit, students must successfully complete both Army JROTC/Healthful Living I and Army JROTC/Healthful Living II. The AJROTC and Healthful Living departments deliver these courses through a collaborative team teaching approach.
AJROTC courses beyond level I are identified as advanced electives under the North Carolina Academic Scholars Program. AJROTC classes are challenging, active, and fun (especially Ballroom Dancing instruction). The goal of the program is to prepare students to be good citizens and leaders. Classes meet one period daily and each course includes instruction on drill and physical fitness.
The academic, drill and physical fitness components of the curriculum are prepared by the U.S. Army, and textbooks are provided through the Commander, U.S. Army Cadet Command (USACC). The Army provides textbooks and uniforms to each student free of charge. The uniforms must be worn once per week at a minimum and to other appropriate cadet functions as designated by the SAI.
All students are required to complete an annual health screening questionnaire and to have an annual Wake County Sports Physical no later than September 1st each school year. All AJROTC courses have time during class devoted to drill and physical training. Trips to various military facilities provide a look at military personnel, equipment, training, and activities