Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)
Sponsored by the College Options Foundation, teams of Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets from across the country can participate in the Army JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowls. The benefits of participating include improved SAT/ACT scores, increased interest in college admissions, increased leadership skills, hands- on and interactive learning, and relating leadership skills to the historic monuments and memorials they visit when they advance to the final round in Washington, DC.
The programs begin with two online preliminary rounds with each JROTC unit competing against other units from around the world. The top placing teams (24 Academic teams and 40 Leadership teams) are selected to participate in the Championship round and Symposium, held each June at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
The JROTC Academic Bowl tests Cadets on their knowledge by using SAT/ACT-type questions in the areas of JROTC curriculum, English, math and science. One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT.
The JROTC Leadership Bowl tests Cadets on their knowledge by hands- on and interactive learning. One of the main goals of the JROTC Leadership Bowl is to challenge students to think outside the box and encourage them to discover and utilize their leadership styles.
The College Options Foundation is a not-for profit organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and preparing them for higher education. The Foundation focuses on military families and JROTC students. Currently working with over 2,000 high school programs, including Department of Defense schools on military installations worldwide, the Foundation believes that all students should have access to the resources necessary to prepare them for higher education.
In addition to the JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowls, the Foundation provides:
• College admissions and funding resources
• Student planning guides
• College exam study guides
• Admissions tutorials