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Army JROTC Leadership Education Training Syllabus
1. Welcome to Tri-Cities High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program. The JROTC is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the 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 American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.
2. The purpose of this syllabus is to provide cadets and guardians information concerning course descriptions, grading policy, material students are required to maintain, the academic standards, uniform standards, the disenrollment policy, the lab fee policy, and other expectations.
3. The acronym LET means leadership education training. There are four LET levels. LET 1 includes cadets in their first semester of the program. Once a cadet passes a semester of JROTC, he/she becomes a LET 2 and so on. Each level must total 180 academic hours or the same number of academic hours needed to meet the curriculum requirements for 1.0 credit in courses such as Math or English. Host institutions are required to award credit, preferably core credit in an academic discipline, toward graduation for each year of the JROTC program. The below paragraphs describe the various LET levels:
Course Description: Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a leadership education program. This
program will help students build a strong knowledge base of self discovery and leadership skills applicable to many
leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project based learning, service learning
and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities.
This laboratory course is designed to introduce students to the history, customs, traditions and purpose of the Army
Junior ROTC program. It teaches students strategies to maximize their potential for success through learning and
self management. Basic leadership skills to include leadership principles, values and attributes and communications
skills are integrated throughout the course. High schools students develop an understanding of learning styles preferences, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence and study skills. These self assessments will enable students to be self directed learners. The Junior ROTC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core employability skills standards and McRel academic standards.
4. Core Abilities: The JROTC core abilities describe the board, life-long skills that every cadet needs for success in all career and life roles. Core abilities are drawn from overall goals and values that drive the JROTC program. They are not learned in one lesson of LET course, but rather they are linked to lesson competencies in order to integrate or thread them throughout the JROTC curriculum. In each lesson, core abilities will be introduced, taught, reinforced and assessed. Cadets will learn to demonstrate all core abilities as they are essential, value-added skills that employers expect future employees to posses. Core abilities include:
a. Take responsibility for your actions and choice
b. Apply critical thinking techniques
c. Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques
d. Build your capacity for life-long learning
e. Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country and the world
f. Treat self and others with respect
5. Grading Policy:
a. Final Exam. - 20%
b. Major Exams and/or Major Projects - 20%
c. Group Leadership and Integrated Curriculum Activities - 30%; thisgrade is determined by cadets’
daily participation, preparedness for class, performance, attitude toward tasks, and drill class leadership
d. Quizzes/Performance tasks - 10%
e. Weekly uniform inspections - 20% (except those cadets designated as studens to receive credit, cadets
must wear the uniform all day
6. Student Materials:
a. Cadet Notebook: Cadets are required to maintain a 3-ring binder for their learning and assessment activities, quizzes, exams, notes, and projects. The learning activity in each learning plan instructs cadets on what must be accomplished (assignments) to master learning objectives and competencies. Cadets are expected to check off each learning activity (located in their study guide) as they complete each assignment. Assessment activities instruct cadets on what they must demonstrate or submit to the instructor for evaluation. The instructor will establish suspense for each assessment.
b. JROTC Curriculum Books: Instructors will issue curriculum books at the beginning of each class session. The books are not to be taken out of the classroom.
c. Cadet Portfolio: Every cadet will create a portfolio that contains an organized collection of work based on accomplishments, personality, and aspirations. The portfolio will begin upon cadet’s enrollment into the JROTC program and will be maintained for the duration of his/her enrollment. The portfolio will reflect the cadet’s best work and, provide insight and information on the cadet’s personal achievements and growth over time.
7. Academic Standards:
a. The JROTC curriculum is based on a systematic progression of learning. The scope, focus and content of instruction are both sequential and independent. The leadership unit of instruction allows for one of many training opportunities for cadets to exercise a student chain of command. Fourth-year cadets act on guidance from the Senior Army Instructor of Army Instructor to plan, prepare, and execute training. They also prepare for assigned tasks and conduct training for junior cadets. Third-year cadets learn instructional techniques and more advanced style of leadership. Fist and second- year cadets receive education and training. Training is designed to enhance skills, knowledge, and abilities, of cadets and reinforce instruction in leadership theory.
b. The weekly training schedule is as follows:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - academic subjects
- Thursday - uniform inspection, awards and promotion ceremonies, and marching/stationary drills
- Friday - lesson assessment completion for the week followed by cadet challenge
8. Uniform Standards:
a. Cadets will wear an Army issued uniform once a week. The JROTC program is a uniformed program where discipline is judged, in part, by the manner in which a cadet wears a prescribed uniform as well as by the individual’s personal appearance.
b. Male Cadets: The face will be clean shaven, except for permitted mustaches. Male cadets are not authorized to wear braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks (unkempt, twisted, matted, individual parts of hair) while in uniform. Male cadets that are not willing to comply with the hair policy are not permitted in the program as a cadet, but as a student.
c. Female cadets: Hairstyles will not fall below the eyebrows extend below the bottom edge of the collar. Hairstyles will not interfere with the proper wearing of the military headgear. Braids or cornrolls may be worn as long as they are conservative.
d. Uniform guidelines include, but are not limited to the following:
- Extreme, eccentric, or trendy haircuts, hairstyles, or hair colors are not
- Male cadets are not permitted to wear any type of ear rings or body
- No more than two rings are authorized when in uniform
- Pants/trousers of all types will be worn in a normal manner at the waist
- Female cadets’ hair must be pinned using hair ornaments the color of
- Fingernails will be neatly trimmed and not to exceed ¼ inch.
- Female cadets may only wear diamond, pear, or gold studs when in
e. Uniforms and accessories will be issued to all cadets within the first month of weeks. All cadets must be prepared to wear their uniform not later than 11th of September 2008 to meet the first graded inspection.
9. Disenrollment from JROTC program: cadets/students may be disenrolled from the program as a result of the following:
a. Withdrawal from school
b. Demonstrate ineptitude for leadership training indicated by a general lack of Adaptability
c. Fail to keep an accountable standard of academic achievement, conduct, appearance, or attendance
d. Exhibit undesirable character traits such as lying, cheating or stealing
e. Unauthorized possession of illegal drugs or substances
f. Exhibits an indifference to and lack of interest in citizenship and leadership training
10. Attendance: Class attendance contributes significantly to academic success. Students who attend classes regularly tend too earn higher grades and have higher passing rates. Cadets who are absent for any reason are responsible for contacting their instructors and for all making up all missed assignments.
11. Academic Honesty: cadets are expected to complete their own assignments unless advised that collaboration is acceptable. Cadets may use facts from other sources if they re-write them in their own words. Anytime cadets quote directly from another source or paraphrase they must cite the source used. When cadets take a tests, they are expected not to copy answers from other cadets’ tests and are expected to protect their test answers from being copied by other cadets.
12. Recovery Policy: Opportunities designed to allow cadets to recover from a low or failing cumulative grade will be allowed when all required assignments are completed
a. Cadets must demonstrate a legitimate effort to meet all course requirements
b. Cadets must contact his/her instructor concerning recovering opportunities.
c. All recovery work will be directly related to course objectives and must be completed ten school days prior to the end of the semester.
13. All cadets are expected to comply with both the Fulton County of Conduct & Discipline Handbook and the Tri-Cities Parent/Student Handbook which are used as guides to the program’s organizational structure, promotion system, awards program, and uniform requirements. In addition, each cadet must comply with the Tri-Cities JROTC Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) Handbook.
14. Points of contact concerning the above symbols is the undersigned at (404) 862-4935 or Mccreet@fulton.k12.ga.us