Attention 8th Grade Parents: JROTC and Private School recommendations

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:24am

If your child is planning to apply to a private high school or the JROTC program please refer to the instructions listed below.

Private School Applications:

Please note all requests for private school applications including teacher recommendations need to be directed to Erin Clark, Student Services Secretary at 410.313.5025 or  Ms. Clark will coordinate the school's part of the application including getting teacher recommendation forms to the teachers and mailing the requested information to the school.  Please note that we need a two week turn around time.  If items are sent directly to the teachers and not Ms. Clark it will delay the process.  We will do our best to expedite the process but cannot guarantee anything.  Please plan ahead.


How to Participate in JROTC

Please note that some schools may require a written application essay or other pre-interview materials.

  • Schedule an Interview
    • Students must contact a JROTC official at school of interest to schedule an interview and submit an application if required.
    • The window to request an interview is November 29, 2018 – January 11, 2019.
    • Once you have your interview scheduled, notify Ms. Clark at 410.313.5025 so she can gather the required school records.  You will also need to let her know which teacher is writing your recommendation.  The day before your interview, a sealed envelope containing the requested information (including the teacher recommendation) will be sent home with the student.


  • Complete the Interview
    • Final date for interviews is January 18, 2019.
    • Students will be interviewed by the JROTC instructor at their school of interest.


  • Register
    • Distribution of the approval/denial/waitlist letters will be on February 4, 2019.
    • If accepted into a program, students must contact the registrar office by February 15, 2019.


Atholton High


6520 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Principal – Robert Motley

JROTC Instructor – LTC (USA, Retired) William Reinhart, Senior Army Instructor,


Howard High


8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Principal – Nick Novak

JROTC Instructor – LTC (USA, Retired) Patricia Marshall, Senior Army Instructor,


Oakland Mills High


9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD 21045

Principal – Jeffrey Fink

JROTC Instructor – Major (USAF, Retired) Roger Gauert, Air Force Instructor,