Marine Corps JROTC

Allen High School


Incoming Freshmen and Parents: My name is Sergeant Major Bruce Cole and I am the Senior Marine Instructor for Marine Corps JROTC at Allen High School. Let me be the first to welcome you to the program and say what a privilege it is to work with such a patriotic and community-focused group of young Americans as we have in our Marine Corps JROTC program. I send out a newsletter every week during the regular school year, but in this "special edition", I want to cover what we do and post the summer schedule with enough enough detail to be informative and enough brevity to keep it readable. Information and a rough schedule for the summer program is located at the bottom of this newsletter.

Course Goals

  • Develop leadership and build character.
  • Create informed, patriotic, and responsible citizens.
  • Develop responsible young men and women who are physically, mentally, and morally fit.
  • Develop informed and civic-minded young adults prepared for higher education, civilian careers, and public service.
  • Instill discipline, respect, and responsibility through military-related subjects and activities.

Course Requirements

  • All Cadets will be required to adhere to Marine Corps JROTC Cadet grooming standards while enrolled in the program.
  • The Cadet MCJROTC uniform will be worn at least one day each week. It must be clean and present a professional appearance.
  • All Cadets are required to stand weekly uniform inspections. The majority of these inspections will be conducted by other Cadets in positions of leadership.
  • As almost all of the MCJROTC curriculum is accessed through Canvas, Skyward, and other web-based platforms, all Cadets must be allowed access to technology.
  • As a symbol of school spirit, MCJRTOC Cadets have a reserved seating section in the stadium at all home football games. Attendance at home games is mandatory.

Football Friday


We travel far and wide to attend competitions at other Schools. These trips are where the camaraderie begins and friendships flourish.

Ceremonies, Community Service, and Events

Scholarship Opportunities

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This year, our top two cadets earned full college scholarships. Granted, they did all the work... studied, kept good grades, got good scores, but they have begun their journey as Marine Corps Officers and we like to think we had a little something to do with it.

Cadet Summer Program

The Cadet Summer Program is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. Here, the Cadets get a head start on learning about rank structure, chain of command, and basic military concepts, as well as getting a boost in promotions.

This Year's Cadet Summer Program


Monday, June 29th, 8am to Thursday, July 30th, 12pm

300 Rivercrest Boulevard

Allen, TX

The Cadet Summer Program will be held Monday - Thursday each week of the inclusive dates from 8:00 AM until Noon.

Students need to wear athletic gear and bring a water bottle or some other hydration device.

Out of precaution and in an effort to combat the Covid virus spread, all Cadets will be required to have some form of face covering for those times when social distancing will be difficult.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.