Academic Team Competition

2017 Academic Team that qualified for the National Championships. Top 8 in the country.
L-R Megan Kolkman, Randy Garcia, Kason Rondot, Alex Cozine.

The Redmond High School MCJROTC Program assembles an Academic Team each Fall.  This is a great opportunity for students who want to improve their college entrance exam scores such as required on the SAT/ACT.   The team competes in a series of online competitions with the goal of reaching the final competition held at Catholic University in Washington D.C.  There they compete against other MCJROTC Academic Teams.  If they win that competition then they compete in the all-service JROTC competition where they compete against the best teams from all of the service JROTC Programs.

If the team qualifies for the national final competition they earn an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C.  Paid for by the Marine Corps.  This is a once in a lifetime trip for many.  The cadets live in the dorms at Catholic University and eat at the cafeteria on campus.  There is significant time planned in the schedule to tour and observe the numerous historic attractions in and around the Washington D. C. area.  They will also experience traveling on the Washington Metro Subway system and experience cultures very different from Redmond OR.  Our 2017 Academic Team qualified for the national competition and they were in awe of the tremendous opportunity that they were awarded.

The Academic Competitions focus on subject matter similar to that found on college entrance exams.  The exam material also includes JROTC Leadership Education subject matter.   The first two rounds are conducted at our home station online.  Each round is a qualifier for the next round.  The team consists of four primary members and two alternate members.

1. Practice Test: October 1-25, 2018.  (All cadets take online exam in class).

2. Team Registration/Level I: November 1-20 2018. (online at school as a team). Top 50% of teams in Level I advance to Level II.  (25% JROTC questions, 65% SAT/ACT type questions, 10% current events questions).

3. Level II:  1-15 February 2019 (online at school).  Top eight teams qualify for all expense paid trip to the final.  (15 % JROTC questions, 75% SAT/ACT type questions, 10% current events).

4. Level III: June 23-27, 2019.  The National Competition in Washington D.C.

Websites to review:

www.cofcontests.com / practice questions and online SAT and ACT study guides.

www.number2.com / www.march2success.com / www.khanacademy.org / www.foxnews.com/index.html.