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ARMY JROTC CADET CREED

I am an Army JROTC cadet.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit
to my family, country, school, and the corps of cadets.
I am loyal and patriotic.
I am the future of the United States of America.
I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will always be
accountable for my actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared
to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

Course Discription

The focus of JROTC is reflected in the mission statement, “To Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens.”  It prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.  JROTC is a demanding course; most that make an effort enjoy and thrive on the challenge. 

 

Instruction in JROTC is student centered and performance based.  Coursework includes: a Service Learning Project every year; participation in weekly physical fitness, to include completion of the Presidential Physical Fitness Program; health, nutrition,  drug awareness, and Red Cross first aid, maps and orienteering; safety and marksmanship; patriotic traditions, US Flag, National Anthem, military drill and ceremony;  career planning, command and staff assignments, and opportunities for leadership.   

 

Students are required to wear the JROTC uniform every Wednesday and as directed by the Instructors.  Mandatory events include the Formal Inspection during 1st semester and the Brigade Review in the 2nd semester.

 

JROTC is open to ALL students enrolled at South High School. Students may take JROTC or PE to meet their graduation requirements or take JROTC as an elective with PE.  The program at South High is organized into units similar to the military and is taught by retired military personnel.  JROTC DOES NOT recruit for the military and students that participate in JROTC have NO obligation to the military after high school.

 

See individual course descriptions below.

Leadership Education Training

JROTC 1-2/Basic Leadership Education and Training 1 (LET 1)
Class ID:  070811/070812  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12  Credit 1 credit per semester
Notes:  Each cadet/student is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week.  This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
Provides instruction to benefit the cadet, community, and nation.
Primary goal is to motivate young people to become better citizens.
Cadets study basic leadership values and theory, chain of command structure, drill and ceremony, first aid, drug awareness, conflict resolution, personal appearance, map reading, patriotic customs and traditions, development of a portfolio, introduction to financial planning, oral communication, introduction to service learning, and marksmanship safety.
Students will develop skills for small group presentations
Magnet focus: survey of national, organizational, and patriot music.
Each cadet will become proficient in each of the above areas.

Honors JROTC 1-2, LET-1
Course ID:  070641/070642    Duration: 2 semesters
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12     Credit:  1 credit per semester
Prerequisite: Instructors permission
Notes:  Student/cadet is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week.  This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
Students in this course must fulfill the requirements of JROTC 1-2
Students must be on the Honor Roll with a 3.5 GPA
Reading requirement on Leadership and the role of the Army in support of national objectives
One research paper every quarter on selected topics
Submission of the Annual JROTC Essay, topic determined by Cadet Command.
Perform two community service projects or two school projects
Students will present one period of instruction per quarter
Students will assume leadership position, such as platoon leader, commander, or staff member, and demonstrate skills and traits taught in leadership classes

JROTC 3-4/Basic Leadership Education and Training 2 (LET 2)
Class ID:  070821/070822  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12  Credit:  1 credit per semester 
Prerequisites:  JROTC 1-2
Notes:  Each cadet/student is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week. This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
Continued studies in health, fitness, first aid, and map reading, financial planning, service learning, portfolio preparation, service learning, and marksmanship safety.
Students will study intermediate leadership theory, US Army history, intermediate oral communication, intermediate drill and ceremony, and basic organizational structures.
Assume basic leadership position such as a squad leader, and demonstrate skills and traits taught in leadership classes.
Encourage volunteer participation in activities.
Magnet Focus: students will research and use internet web sites for the Presidential Physical Fitness Program, and Diet and Nutrition from the USDA, to develop logs

Honors JROTC 3-4, LET-2
Course ID: 070621/070622     Duration: 2 semesters
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12     Credit: 1 credit per semester
Prerequisite: Instructors permission, JROTC 1-2

Notes:  Student/cadet is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week.  This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
Students in this course must fulfill the requirements of JROTC 3-4
Students must be on the Honor Roll with a 3.5 GPA
Reading requirement on Leadership and the role of the Army in support of national objectives
One research paper every quarter on selected topics
Submission of the Annual JROTC Essay, topic determined by Cadet Command.
Perform two community service projects or two school projects
Students will present one period of instruction per quarter
Students will assume leadership position, such as platoon leader, commander, or staff member, and demonstrate skills and traits taught in leadership classes

JROTC 5-6/Basic Leadership Education and Training 3 (LET 3)
Class ID:  070831/070832  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level:  11, 12  Credit:  1 credit per semester
Prerequisites:  JROTC 3-4
Notes:  Each cadet/student is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week. This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
To study applied leadership, and to be advanced to more responsible position of leadership such as platoon leader, company commander, or battalion staff
To study JROTC/LET 1-2 and 3-4 "mini-courses" in greater depth
Study a unit on the development of the U.S. Army
Magnet focus: Students will use MS Office products to develop presentations and portfolio materials.

Honors JROTC 5-6/Basic Leadership Education and Training 3 (LET 3)
Class ID:  070751/070752  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level:  11, 12 Credit:  1 credit per semester
Prerequisites:  Instructor’s permission, JROTC 3-4
Notes:  Each cadet/student is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week. This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
Students in this course must fulfill the requirements of JROTC 5-6
Students must be on the Honor Roll with a 3.5 GPA
Reading requirement on Leadership and the role of the Army in support of national objectives
One research paper every quarter on selected topics
Submission of the Annual JROTC Essay, topic determined by Cadet Command.
Perform two community service projects or two school projects
Students will present one period of instruction per quarter
Students will assume leadership position, such as platoon leader, commander, or staff member, and demonstrate skills and traits taught in leadership classes

JROTC 7-8/Basic Leadership Education and Training 4 (LET 4)
Class ID:  070841/070842  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level:  12  Credit:  1 credit per semester
Prerequisites:  JROTC 5-6
Notes:  Each cadet/student is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week. This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
To study advanced leadership, and to assume more responsible positions of leadership such as battalion commander, executive officer, and primary staff officers
To provide general supervision of cadets’ activities
Magnet Focus: Students will use advanced database programs for personal record keeping, training and operational planning, inventory management, and historical records.

Honors JROTC 7-8/Basic Leadership Education and Training 4 (LET 4)
Class ID:  070741/070742  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level:  12  Credit:  1 credit per semester
Prerequisites:  Instructor’s permission, JROTC 5-6
Notes:  Each cadet/student is required to wear the JROTC uniform one day each week. This course counts as a physical education credit.

Course Content:
Students in this course must fulfill the requirements of JROTC 7-8
Students must be on the Honor Roll with a 3.5 GPA
Reading requirement on Leadership and the role of the Army in support of national objectives
One research paper every quarter on selected topics
Submission of the Annual JROTC Essay, topic determined by Cadet Command.
Perform two community service projects or two school projects
Students will present one period of instruction per quarter
Students will assume leadership position, such as platoon leader, commander, or staff member, and demonstrate skills and traits taught in leadership classes

Beginning Marksmanship
Course ID: 170911/170912     Duration: 2 semesters
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12     Credit: 1 credit per semester
Prerequisite: Enrolled in the JROTC program

Course Content:

Complete Marksmanship safety pledge, and pass annual saftey test.
Learn and demonstrate the basic fundamentals of safety and marksmanship.
Study the history of the Army Marksmanship Team and Marksmanship as an Olympic Sport.
Focus on basic visual acuity, concentration, breath control, and muscle control.
Study and demonstrate the three firing positions, target scoring, and equipment maintenance.
Study the fundamental rules of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Competition.
Students will develop the fundamentals of the three firing positions
Participation in pellet rifle three-position matches, marksmanship biathlon, and city pellet pistol league matches. 

Advanced Marksmanship
Class ID:  070791/070792  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12  Credit:  1 credit per semester
Prerequisites:  Enrollment in the JROTC Program and permission of instructor.
 

Course Content:

Complete Marksmanship safety pledge, and pass annual saftey test.
Advanced training in marksmanship
Continued demonstration safety and marksmanship. Successfully pass the annual safety test.
Focus on self-discipline, responsibility, body control, mental concentration, and competitive spirit.
Students will develop the fundamentals of the three firing positions
Participation in pellet rifle three-position matches, marksmanship biathlon, and city pellet pistol league matches following the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) rules for competition.

JROTC Color Guard
Class ID: 070631/070632  Duration:  2 semesters
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit:  1/2 per semester
Prerequisites:  Enrollment in the JROTC Program  
Notes:  Students will meet after school and other times
 

Course Content:
Learn basic and advanced drill movements.
Study the history of the precision drill, honor guards, and customs and traditions.
Develop self-discipline, teamwork, personal bearing, and pride in self and country.
Presentation of the National Colors throughout the school year at community and school events.
Advanced inspection procedures, precision and exhibition rifle team drill movements, saber team drill, and equipment maintenance.
Advanced study of leadership and vocal drill commands.
Participation in service learning project.
Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams are evaluated during the annual inspection and compete throughout second semester.