AJROTC (U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) is an elective course designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to community, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as an American citizen.
All students completing 801 receive credit for P.E.
801 ROTC IA – INTRODUCTION TO US ARMY JUNIOR ROTC AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 CREDIT
Grade Level: 9-12
Includes classroom and laboratory instruction in the history, customs, traditions, and purpose of Army JROTC. It contains the development of basic leadership skills to include leadership principles, values, and attributes. Weekly uniform wear is a requirement. Physical education is the basic secondary physical education required of all students. The course is a survey type course that provides the cadets with an overview of the entire JROTC program.
803 ROTC IIA – LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP, GEOGRAPHY, MAP SKILLS, AND CHARACTER EDUCATION 1 CREDIT
Grade Level: 10-12 ( Not available SY 14-15)
Includes classroom and laboratory instruction expanding on the skills taught in ROTC IA. It provides instruction on leadership styles and practical time to exercise leadership theories as well as the basic principles of management. It discusses the significant events that helped shape and develop the Constitution and government and teaches the role of political parties in the election process. It also introduces the world of maps, the study of terrain appreciation, and map reading skills. Also includes classroom and laboratory instruction in defining potential, understanding attitude and its relationship to performance, understanding conditioning and motivation, developing success habits and thought processes, understanding how words and self-image affect performance, learning how to write positive affirmations and use them to affect positive change. Weekly uniform wear is a requirement.
804 ROTC IIC– ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP 1 CREDIT
GRADE LEVEL: 10 – 12
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 801 Must be enrolled in 803, 805, or 807 concurrently.
MUST HAVE APPROVAL OF THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO BEING ACCEPTED IN COURSE
Student must be currently enrolled in one additional ROTC course. This is a leadership development course for ROTC cadets. Leadership skills are taught and enhanced through intense student activities. These activities include: Group Problem Solving; wilderness survival skills; precision individual and group Exhibition Drill; and precision air rifle marksmanship. This is an outdoors-oriented course. Enrollment in this course requires participation in JROTC activities outside the normal school day. Participation in these activities constitutes a major portion of the student’s grade. Additionally, the student must be willing to spend considerable time outdoors in all types of weather. Students must be committed to extensive practice and preparation for competitions.
805 ROTC III A - ADVANCED LEADERSHIP, PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT, AND CITIZENSHIP - 1 CREDIT
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 801 & 803 ROTC
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Includes classroom and laboratory instruction expanding on the skills taught in 801 & 803. This course allows cadets to investigate the interrelationships of the services while it continues to build their leadership development and decision making skills. It includes negotiation skills and management principles. It emphasizes staff procedures and provides opportunities to handle various leadership situations. The research, identification, planning, and execution of service learning activities are included. It also gives cadets the opportunity to apply basic concepts of career exploration strategies and planning. Instructs on the creation of career portfolios and plans for college or work. Includes studies in the federal judicial system and how historical events shaped social systems. Weekly uniform wear and physical training is a requirement.
806 ROTC III C – HONORS LEADERSHIP 1 CREDIT
GRADE LEVEL: 11 – 12 MUST HAVE APPROVAL OF THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO BEING ACCEPTED IN COURSE
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 801 & 803. Must be enrolled in 803 or 805 concurrently.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students must have completed ROTC 801 and 803 and be enrolled in ROTC 807. This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in ROTC 801 and 803. In this course the students will serve as leaders in one or more activities. Additionally, they will plan and direct at least one activity in each of the major instructional areas. Students will prepare and present information briefings to members of the community, school administrators and faculty, and/or members of the Board of Education.
807 ROTC IV A – LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CITIZENSHIP SEMINAR 1 CREDIT
GRADE LEVEL: 12
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 801 ROTC, 803 ROTC, & 805 ROTC
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Includes classroom and laboratory instruction expanding on the skills taught in 801,803 & 805. It includes requirements for practical application of leadership duties. It focuses on creating a positive leadership situation, negotiating, decision-making, problem solving, planning, team development, project management, and mentoring. It provides the opportunity to demonstrate leadership potential in an assigned command or staff position within the cadet battalion organizational structure. It includes how to use emotional intelligence in leadership situations as well as developing a positive attitude, preventing violence and managing anger. Concepts of democracy and freedom and how to influence local governments are discussed. Weekly uniform wear is a requirement.
808 ROTC IV C - HONORS LEADERSHIP II 1 CREDIT
GRADE LEVEL: 12 MUST HAVE APPROVAL OF THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO BEING ACCEPTED IN COURSE
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 801, 803, 805. Must be enrolled in 807 concurrently.
Students must have completed the three primary ROTC courses and be currently enrolled in ROTC 807. This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in ROTC 801, 803, and 805. In this course the students will be responsible for developing and direction all course activities. Students will prepare and present information briefings to members of the community, school administrators and faculty, members of the Board of Education and representatives from ROTC brigade headquarters.
817 ROTCIIIB – FINANCIAL PLANNING AND SERVICE LEARNING 1 CREDIT – (SPRING SEMESTER)
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 801
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course includes classroom and laboratory instruction in consumer economics. Students will learn how to manage their finances, budget, save, invest, purchase insurance and manage credit. They are expected to take leadership roles in the community service projects. Weekly uniform wear and physical training is a requirement.
818 ROTC IVB – ADVANCED GOVERNMENT & CITIZENSHIP SEMINAR & SERVICE LEARNING – 1 CREDIT (SPRING SEMESTER)
GRADE LEVEL: 12
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 801, 803, 805, & 807 ROTC
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course includes classroom and laboratory instruction in advanced government and citizenship. Students will complete units on local, state, and national government. They will use citizenship action groups to perform community service projects related to government processes. They are expected to take leadership roles in service learning projects and community service projects. Weekly uniform wear and physical training is a requirement.
816 ROTC IIIB – INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL AWARENESS (SPRING SEMESTER)
Grade Level: 10-12 (Not available for SY 14-15)
Prerequisite: 801 & 803 OR 805.
Students must have completed ROTC 801 and 803 or 805. This course is specifically created for the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force Junior ROTC programs. It introduces students to the world’s cultures through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness. The course delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. It looks at major events and significant figures that have shaped each region. An underlying theme of the course emphasizes the impact that cultural perspectives have on interactions between people. Weekly uniform wear is required.
819 ROTC IB – TEEN CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) ½ CREDIT
(Spring Semester – first 9-weeks only)
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: 801 ROTC IA
Students must have completed ROTC 801. This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in ROTC 801. In this course the students will receive instruction designed to prepare themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, the cadet can make a difference by using this training to save lives and protect property. Weekly uniform wear is a requirement.
820 ROTC IC – MARKSMANSHIP ½ CREDIT (Spring Semester – second 9-weeks only)
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: 801 ROTC IA
Students must have completed ROTC 801. This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in ROTC 801. In this course the students will receive marksmanship instruction based on pellet rifle safety and operation. Each student is given basic marksmanship instruction