Massanutten Military Academy’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps falls under the United States Army Cadet Command. Our Corps of Cadets is led by the Senior Army Instructor, LTC (RET) Lester Layman. MMA's JROTC is an Honor Unit with Distinction. As such, MMA can nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. MMA hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the country approved by US Army Cadet Command.
MMA offers a Middle School Leadership program designed by the developers of the Army JROTC curriculum as a precursor to JROTC. All middle school students take Middle School Leadership.
As part of the MMA curriculum, all high school cadets are enrolled into the Army JROTC program. Utilizing the resources and structure of this program, we are able to provide leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
The JROTC curriculum, which fully or partially addresses a number of national academic standards - to include Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - includes course work on leadership, civics, geography and global awareness, health, and wellness, language arts, life skills, and U.S. history. The curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education and promotes development of core abilities: capacity for life-long learning, communication, responsibility for actions and choices, good citizenship, respectful treatment of others, and critical thinking techniques.
More important than “what” is learned in JROTC is “how” it is learned. Every classroom is equipped with leading edge technologies to teach, assess, and report student progress. Teachers are trained to utilize a range of technologies and develop social/emotional skills, support academic content through gaming and simulations, and promote the role of social media. Thus, students engage in meaningful, purposeful activities that lead them to demonstrate success through a portfolio of accomplishments.
Providing a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.
The JROTC Creed
I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.
I am loyal and patriotic.
I am the future of the United States of America.
I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.
In addition to the Army JROTC curriculum, Massanutten Military Academy also participates in three of the co-curricular activities:
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Massanutten Military Academy is a co-educational, non-profit military boarding and day school in Virginia for middle and high school students with post graduate studies. We welcome all faiths and live by our motto: Non Nobis Solum (Not For Ourselves Alone).
Massanutten Military Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.