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ATTENTION ACADEMIC TEAM: We now have a Remind group for the team. To join, text the code @2pa5 to 81010.

We now offer academic tutoring on odd days! If you would like to be a tutor, click here. If you would like to be tutored, click here.

Welcome to the JRHS NJROTC Academic Team! This team is for those Cadets whose Academic skill in Naval Science and other subjects are outstanding amongst their peers.

Academic Team seal

What is academic team? For each drill meet our unit attends, an academic postal exam is sent to each of the competing units for completion prior to the meet. These exams focus on content from all levels of the Naval Science curriculum along with current events questions. The scores on these exams count towards the unit’s competitive standing in Area 5.

When does this team practice and compete? The Academic Team practices during school hours (to be determined) and completes each postal exam during Academic Enrichment Period (AEP). In addition, the team takes the National Academic Exam in the latter portion of the year to determine national rankings and outstanding members of the team (one or two from each level of the Naval Science curriculum) have the opportunity to compete at the Area 5 Brain Brawl competition, a Jeopardy-style head-to-head competition at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach.

How does this team stack up to others in Area 5? During the 2015-2016 NJROTC competitive season, our Academic Team scored second out of all 57 units in Area 5 (Virginia and Maryland) at the Area 5 Drill, Field, and Academic Championship Meet. Additionally, a majority of the team scored in the top quartile on the National Academic Exam. (To see how we’re doing this year, click here.)

What awards can I earn for being on this team? All Cadets who complete three academic postal exams will earn the NJROTC Academic Ribbon for their uniform. High scoring members have the opportunity to earn medals at individual drill meets for placing in the top three individual scores of the meet.

How do I join? Team membership is decided by Commader Greenwald and Academic Officer Bellamah based on academic performance and dedication to the unit. First priority is generally given to more senior Cadets due to the fact that they have simply learned more of the curriculum in class. However, showing interest in the team at any level will increase the chances of being selected for one or more academic postals.

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