Photo taken by Cadet Michael Tishchenko while flying a plane!

Cadets get to take pictures while flying airplanes over Rogers HS

Color Guard Spokane One Fall 2023

Cadets get to present the colors at Spokane ONE Stadium


Cadets Adrian Ramngen and Ellah Kern fly to Idaho

Cadets get to log flight hours towards a Private Pilot certificate

Flight Sim

Cadets get to fly FAA-Certified Flight Simulators in the Classroom

Grumpy from Historic Flight Museum

Cadets get to hang out in flight museums and pretend to fly old airplanes

Team building

Cadets get to enjoy each other's company outside of class

High Ropes Challenge Course

Cadets get to challenge themselves on the high ropes course at EWU

Summer Camp 2023 Liberty Lake

Cadets get to learn survival skills at summer camp

Fire building at summer survival camp

Cadets get to learn how to build a friction fire

  • Air Force Junior ROTC provides character development through a variety of co-curricular activities, community service, leadership, aerospace history and aerospace science courses. Every course is offered every class period 1-6. Students from throughout Spokane Public Schools are welcome to join the Corps at Rogers High School. Contact your student’s counselor to sign up.


    • have the opportunity to fly!
    • fly a Cessna 172 and pass the FAA Private Pilot written exam with the help of certified flight instructors from Northwest Flight Service
    • learn self-reliance, discipline, resilience, mutual respect, leadership, and followership fundamentals.
    • are required to follow military customs, courtesies, grooming and timeliness standards.
    • wear the Air Force uniform at least once a week, practice military drill (marching), ceremony, customs, courtesies, and traditions. Cadets are issued uniforms free of charge. 
    • are given multiple opportunities throughout the year to participate in community service events, drill team competitions, color and honor guard ceremonies, cyber security competitions, leadership laboratories and confidence-building challenges.

    The Corps is proud to provide an engaging environment for all students—we strive to be a tight-knit family that supports each other.

    Related Programs

    • Felts Field Flight School--We partnered with Northwest Flight Service to provide ground, simulator, and flight training towards successfully completing the FAA Private Pilot written exam. There are no age restrictions or costs associated.
    • Air Force-sponsored Flight Academy--Select cadets attend an all-expense paid rigorous 8-week course over the summer to earn a Private Pilot license.
    • Our highly-competitive Drill Team is the largest in the area and meets Tues-Fri 645-745 a.m. The commitment, discipline, and dedication these cadets internalize and demonstrate is simply amazing.
    • Our state-champion CyberPatriot team meets after school one day a week (usually Tuesday or Thursday) from 3-5 p.m. CyberPatriot is the the Air Force Association's National Youth Cyber Education Program, created to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation's future.
    • Informal ground and simulator training using our new Gleim Basic Aviation Training Device (flight simulator) and airline-pilot mentors.  
    • Joint Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) team, archery, RC planes, drones, rockets, robotics--choose your own educational adventure!
    • Survival School Summer camp taught by bonafide SERE specialists from Fairchild AFB--5-day camp the last week of June (Mon-Fri) annually

    We offer two Graduation Pathways--Leadership & Employability or Military 

    We offer TWO different high school graduation pathways as a Career and Technical Education program. Cadets can choose to be on the NOCTI-certified Leadership and Employability pathway, or the military pathway by taking the ASVAB for graduation. JROTC cadets can compete for Service Academy and ROTC scholarships and are eligible for multiple other JROTC-exclusive opportunities. Furthermore, cadets who meet age requirements (17) are eligible to compete for a Flight Academy scholarship (valued at $30-$40k for an 8 week in-residence flight school) to pursue an FAA private pilot certificate. Finally, if cadets decide to enlist, they are bumped up one or two pay grades depending on time spent in JROTC. We are not military recruiters, and cadets do not incur any obligation to the Air Force. 

    AFJROTC Basics

    The AFJROTC program enrolls approximately 102,000 cadets, employs more than 1,900 instructors and operates in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea and Guam. AFJROTC units are located within host high schools, public and private. Congress established the Junior ROTC under the National Defense Act of 1916. Certain requirements as stipulated by Congress under U.S. Code: Title 10, Section 2031 must be satisfied to participate in a JROTC program.

Chase Youth Award winners 2022 and 2023

Cadets get to be honored for their sevice by their community

Huey at Fairchild

Cadets get to pretend to fly helicopters

Rockets launched by Cadet Maggie Vega

Cadets get to launch rockets and earn a rocketry badge

Silverwood Theme Park

Cadets get to go to ride roller coasters at Silverwood Theme Park

C-17 from McChord AFB

Cadets get to travel to Seattle and visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord

  • Our mission

    To develop citizens of character.


    Dan Nielsen

    Tim Tyvan


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