Three outstanding Army JROTC programs in the Osceola School District have been awarded top honors for maintaining exceptionally high standards of training and discipline, as evidenced by the results of the JROTC Program of Accreditation and Unit Report. The JROTC Programs at St. Cloud High, Harmony High and Liberty High have been named as Honor Units with Distinction for 2020-21.
The Army's JROTC Program for Assessment, or JPA, is an accreditation program developed through AdvancED. AdvancED has accredited the Leadership Education and Training curriculum, and the JPA is a four-year follow-up assessment to maintain accreditation. The JROTC Programs that undergo the JPA and meet a high standard are awarded the Honor Unit with Distinction. Nationwide, out of more than 1,750 Army JROTC programs, fewer than 10 percent of programs earn this impressive distinction.
"I am extremely proud of these JROTC instructors and schools for their continued dedication and high-quality support of our cadets as they become self-disciplined, respectful, and responsible citizens," said Superintendent Debra Pace. "The skills our students learn and practice in JROTC lead to success not only in high school but in college and adult life. Integrity and personal accountability, traits stressed in JROTC, are among skills that students will need to compete in a diverse and global workforce."