Northern Garrett

High School

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Slider image 1 of 18. Ms. Virts Garrett County Teacher of the Year
Slider image 2 of 18. NHS Softball Team 2018
Slider image 3 of 18. NHS Baseball Team 2018
Slider image 4 of 18. First Robotics Competition Team 1629
Slider image 5 of 18. Jordan Day 1A/2A state champion 152 pound class
Jordan Day 1A/2A State Champ
Slider image 6 of 18. FFA students visit Annapolis
Slider image 7 of 18. Bocce District Tournament
State Qualifiers
Bocce District Tournament State Qualifiers
Slider image 8 of 18. Girls Varsity and 
Farmers for a Cure Relay for Life Fundraiser
Girls Varsity and Farmers for a Cure Relay for Life Fundraiser
Slider image 9 of 18. Alana Harmon Awarded NWTF Scholarship
Slider image 10 of 18. Husky Fans
Slider image 11 of 18. Samantha Wilt
2017 Maryland State FFA Champion Dairy Handler
Sponsored by North Garrett FFA Alumni
Slider image 12 of 18. Pictured:  Dr. Nathan Sorber, Board member; Taylor Dixon, Northern High student; and Ms. Penny Proudfoot, Director of Elementary Education.
Slider image 13 of 18. JROTC
Slider image 14 of 18. Ag Class
Slider image 15 of 18. The Vault sign
Slider image 16 of 18. Northern Huskies Mascot
Slider image 17 of 18. NHS
Slider image 18 of 18. NHS

JROTC FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding JROTC and the answers.

Q1. You say you’re not recruiting, but don’t many JROTC graduates enter the military?

A. Many cadets find they enjoy discipline and structure: it brings out their best and allows them to excel. Some win appointments to one of the military academies. And those who enlist can enter military service at a higher rank and pay grade. But the JROTC program is not set up to recruit and does not request or expect a military commitment of any kind.

Q2. Can JROTC help students go to college?

A. We definitely can help. JROTC training improves the ability to study, to take tests, to set goals, and to focus.

Q3. Do cadets have to wear uniforms?

A. Yes, but usually only once a week, or when taking part in special ceremonies. The rest of the time, normal clothing is fine.

Q4. Are there any fees for uniforms, books, or special equipment?

A. The JROTC program supplies uniforms, books, and all equipment used in the course, free of charge.

Q5. Is JROTC as hard as it sounds?

A. The course is demanding, but most of the students who make an effort really enjoy the challenge and thrive on the hard work and discipline.

Q6. Who teaches JROTC?

A. Retired Army personnel with years of experience working with young people. Instructors are certified by the Army, but they are hired by and work for the school. Besides having state-of-the-art instruction techniques at their command, JROTC instructors serve as exceptional role models for maturing teenagers.

Q7. Are there any age requirements for JROTC?

A. There’s no firm age requirement but students must be in 9th grade to take JROTC.

Q8. What does LET mean?

A. Leadership Education Training

Q9. How many LET levels are there?

A. There are four major levels of JROTC available at Northern High School with each level subdivided into two sublevels for a total of eight classes.

Q10. How many credits per JROTC class?

A. 1 Credit per class

Q11. Where can I get more information about JROTC?

A. The guidance counselor at the school or the JROTC instructor will be happy to meet with you and answer questions.