JROTC Out of District Application for the 2024-2025 School Year

  • A student who wishes to participate in the JROTC program, but does not attend one of the schools that offers the program, may apply to the JROTC program at Howard High School.
  • Applications will be accepted through December 22, 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Interviews with HOHS JROTC staff will take place between November 15, 2023 and January 12, 2024.
  • Acceptance to the JROTC program is based on application, interview, and enrollment availability.
  • Acceptance to the program will be made in January and parents will have to make a decision at that time.
  • If you would like to apply to the JROTC Program at HOHS, please complete the Online Application***
    • ***The following Essay Promt must be completed by the student and submitted with the applicaiton (instructions are in the online form).***

      • Please reply to the following prompt in a 1-page written narrative.
      • All writing conventions and standards should be utilized.
      • Students should present their ideas in a clear and organized manner. 
      • Prompt: "I want to attend Howard High School because..."

Once the application is complete, a member of our JROTC program will contact the parent/guardian to schedule an interview.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Col. William Laigaie at 410-313-2878.

Program Information

The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) provides a citizenship, character, and leadership development program for high school students. It is a cooperative effort between Howard County Public School System, the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. JROTC instruction prepares students in grades 9-12 for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges, as American citizens through rigorous instruction and hands-on activities.