AFJROTC at Florida Prep

Cadet Major Ryan Kirschner



“The Florida Prep AFJROTC Program is inclusive; it provides a place for every student.  The sense of belonging for the cadets is like a family.  There are many incentives to work hard and excel.”



The mission of AFJROTC is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community."

The Florida Prep Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC) is a citizenship training program designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline. The program achieves this through classroom education in air and space fundamentals and hands on learning opportunities in a number of fun and challenging extra-curricular activities. 

AFJROTC is not a U.S. Air Force recruitment program and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military, however the program is grounded in the Air Force core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”

AFJROTC Curriculum & Accreditation 

  • AFJROTC and its curriculum are fully accredited by AdvancED 
  • Support including technology, books, and lesson plans for instructors are supplied
  • Florida Prep teaches the Air Force provided curriculum
  • 40/40/20 combination of Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education LE), and Wellness and Life Skills
  • Follows the military model: clear expectations, training, mentorship, and accountability producing self‚Äźdiscipline and achievement
  • Cadets belong to something bigger than themselves  
  • Strong emphasis on service to school, community, and nation
  • Provides valuable life lessons in high school

Celebrating the 2021 Air Force Birthday


What to Expect Each Year

In addition to the core syllabus, cadets will participate in Community Service, Leadership Training, Drill, and Physical Training, and other extra-curricular activities. All these activities are tools to develop leadership, followership, and discipline.

Home School Students are Welcome in the Florida Prep AFJROTC program. If you are a Home School family interested in AFJROTC, please contact the AFJROTC Instructors.


For more information about AFJROTC at Florida Prep, contact:

Dean Fitzgerald
Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Florida Preparatory Academy (FL-032)
(321)723-3211 Ext. 217

Keith Waltz
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
Aerospace Science Instructor
Florida Preparatory Academy (FL-032)
(321)723-3211 Ext. 211