Overview

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The mission of the Chandler High School AFJROTC program is to "Develop citizens of character, dedicated to serving their school, community, and nation." It is a high school program offered at nearly 900 high schools worldwide that prepares young Americans to become better citizens.

    Our cadets learn the type of discipline, leadership, and social graces that lead to a finely-tuned body and mind. They are taught valuable time and stress management skills as well as note taking and study/test taking techniques. Completing the AFJROTC program is no easy task; but, for those who have the drive to succeed, AFJROTC is the gateway to building a successful career through diligent preparation that must start as a high school freshman.

    Cadets are held to higher standards of conduct and integrity; these standards are spelled out in their Cadet Guide and their Chandler High School Student Handbook. They alone are responsible for their level of personal and professional conduct and development; a level ultimately determined by the strength of their personal commitment.  Cadets quickly realize that this is not just another program or just another course---it's a way of life.  

    Academics is our #1 priority.  Air Force Junior ROTC offers every cadet an educational environment fostering academic achievement, health and wellness, character and leadership development, life skills, community service, and patriotism. These days, a college education comes at a high price. Many students are stuck working their way through college, or taking out loans they'll spend the next 10 years of their lives paying back. Competition for college scholarships starts with the freshman year of high school. Air Force Junior ROTC offers an opportunity to compete for one of the most generous college scholarship programs available. AFJROTC also enables students who desire to get a head start on their college credits a great opportunity to do so. All AFJROTC academic courses are eligible for college elective credits when a grade of "B" or higher is earned and the students apply and pay the required fees per credit hour to the college.

Chandler High School Freedom Circle

Why Join

Additional Information

Earn college elective credits
AFJROTC academic courses are eligible for college elective credits with a grade of "B" or higher is earned and the students apply and pay required fees per credit hour to the college.


​Credit for Physical Education
Students who successfully complete 3 semesters of AFJROTC will earn their physical education requirement for graduation.


Credit for Graduation
Aerospace Science is an elective course of instruction and 1/2 credit will be awarded toward graduation for each semester successfully completed.


Credit for Military Advancement
Students who successfully complete at least two years of AFJROTC and decide to enter the military after graduation may, at the discretion of each respective military service, receive higher rank and pay.


Preparation for Life
Cadets are provided an educational environment fostering academic achievement, health and wellness, character and leadership, life skills, community service, and patriotism

Freedom Circle

Dedicated: 26 Sep 2014

History: The Chandler High School Freedom Circle was funded with a private donation and dedicated to Lt Col Gary Jones and 1Sgt Eugene Lakatos. Both men shared a passion for service to our community and an unwavering devotion to the students of Chandler High School.