Welcome to the Orange High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) webpage.
Orange High School (OHS) has the only MCJROTC Program in Orange County. Established nearly thirty years ago, the award winning OHS MCJROTC Program provides male and female cadets with a variety of unique learning experiences. The program is designed to make students more college and career ready by developing leadership skills, self-discipline and physical fitness. Cadets, as MCJROTC students are called, receive academic instruction on leadership, civics and military history. Cadets also conduct physical training, learn military drill, and stand weekly uniform inspections. Cadets also receive Physical Education credit toward high school graduation.
MCJROTC is not a military recruiting tool! There is no military obligation associated with MCJROTC and, nationwide, less than 2% of cadets choose to join the military after high school. Instead, MCJROTC seeks to develop character and leadership by emphasizing self-confidence, discipline, physical fitness and citizenship within the individual cadet. Cadets put their leadership knowledge in practice by holding positions of responsibility at every level of the program. Cadet leaders handle the daily routine in the classroom, are involved in teaching skills to junior cadets and help plan events. MCJROTC also offers extra-curricular activities for those interested. We have Color Guard teams that support all OHS events and often perform in the local community, including at Anaheim Ducks and Angels games. The program also has drill, physical fitness, marksmanship, academic and cyber security teams that participate in local and national competitions. Our academic team qualified for the JROTC National Championship this year in Washington, DC.
Cadets are also eligible to participate in off-campus trips at no cost. In the 2021-2022 school year, the OHS MCJROTC program engaged in paintball and rappelling, held a field meet with intermural basketball games, relay races and tug of war contests, and visited the Holocaust Museum of LA. A select group of ten cadets travelled to Washington DC area over this spring break where they visited the United States Naval Academy; met with our Congressman, the Hon. Lou Correa, toured the Capitol Building, explored the monuments, and visited historic military installations. There is no cost to participate in JROTC. All uniforms are issued free of charge, and all cadet trips and other activities are fully funded. Finally, graduating OHS cadets are eligible for college scholarships funded by the Orange High School JROTC Association. These scholarships, which normally range from $1,000 to $5,000, are available to any graduating cadet who is pursuing higher education and they are not linked to any military requirement.
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Interested? Contact Colonel Mark Tull, the Senior Marine Instructor at Orange High School, at: MTull@orangeusd.org. Para preguntas en español able con Carlos Mata at 619-840-8522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 12 senior cadets selected for the 2023 the James H. Fearns
Memorial Scholarship awards. (Click below to to see the names of the cadets selected)