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Peoria Air Force JROTC exceeds standards in evaluation


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

 Peoria High School received an overall “Exceeds Standards,” the highest rating attainable, during the recent Unit Evaluation of their Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC.)

Deputy Director, Mr. Greg Winn, visited Peoria High School to conduct a formal Unit Evaluation in January to assess compliance with public law, Department of Defense and Air Force instructions and the written agreement which exists between the Peoria Unified School District.

The AFJROTC Program at Peoria High School is spearheaded by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Yate and Senior Master Sergeant Jeffrey Hicks. Both of the instructors were congratulated by Colonel Cameron L. Gilbert, Director of the AFJROTC for their dedication and commitment.

The Peoria High School AFJROTC citizenship focuses on making a positive impact on the cadets, the school and community. The AFJROTC prepares cadets to be responsible citizens by providing them with leadership and life skills, community service opportunities, and aerospace education.

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.

Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. The Vision of the Peoria Unified School District is, “Every student, Every day, Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”