XCS to host a new Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit


XENIA — Xenia Community Schools has been selected to host a new Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) unit at Xenia High School for the 2020-2021 school year.

Representatives visited a couple years ago, talking with students and staff, before making a final decision.

“We are pleased to have been chosen to host an AFJROTC unit next year,” said Dr. Gabe Lofton, superintendent. “Programs like this that both develop our students and offer them the chance to explore career choices are always a welcome addition to our current offerings.”

The AFJROTC is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline. There are currently more than 880 AFJROTC units world-wide, with more than 125,000 high school cadets in the program. Coursework includes aerospace science and leadership education, as well as health and wellness.

Credits for these courses count toward graduation.

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