JROTC Course SyllabusWelcome to JROTC I. This course is designed to teach values associated with responsible citizenship. You will learn and apply leadership and human relations skills, communication skills, and an appreciation for teamwork and self-discipline. Emphasis is placed upon integrity, responsibility, and respect for each other and authority.
PREREQUISITSES: You should be a student in good standing in the Lonoke School District in the 9th through 12th grades and at least 14 years old. You must be physically qualified to participate in the schools physical education program, and your parents must sign a statement of health. Also, you must be of good moral character and maintain acceptable standards of conduct.
TEXT and EQUIPMENT: Your primary text will be provided by the US Army and a classroom set of the texts will be available to you. Additionally, you will be provided a “Cadet Guide” which you will keep while you are in JROTC. Uniforms and basic equipment will be provided at no expense to you. Periodic cleaning of the uniforms is at the individual’s expense.
ATTENDANCE AND CONDUCT: You should plan to attend all classes on time. The Lonoke School attendance policy will be enforced. Additionally, the following rules shall be followed:
- Bring ALL required materials to each class each day. (See Rules for the Classroom for listing)
- Be in your assigned seat or in formation when the bell rings.
- During the class, obtain permission before speaking or leaving your seat.
- Wear appropriate clothing. No baggy/saggy pants & no hats. (See student handbook)
- Respect others and be polite. (The best way to be respected is to be RESPECTABLE)
- Respect the property of others. (If it does not belong to you or has not been issued to you, get permission before you touch it)
- Maintain a learning attitude!!! ( Participate, ask questions & challenge yourself)
- It is YOUR education, get the most from it you can.
GRADING: You will have quizzes and exams throughout the subject module. Quizzes and exams will be a combination of written, true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, essay, open-response and performance oriented questions. Each week you will receive a Class B uniform grade (Participation Grade). Additionally, you will be tested at the end of each 9 weeks over the material you have covered.
LEADERSHIP / PROMOTION: You will be periodically considered for promotion and leadership positions. Determination of your potential and success as a leader will be a subjective evaluation of your instructor and will be based upon your attitude, conduct, and performance. You will have the opportunity to volunteer to participate in evening and weekend activities. Participating in extra activities is voluntary; however, your ability to participate is based upon your conduct and attitude. These activities will be service learning and leadership development oriented.
- Your Personal Appearance and Uniform
- Army JROTC - The making of a Better Citizen
- The Past and Purpose of Army JROTC
- Moving up in JROTC (Rank and Structure)
- The Signs of Success
- The Stars and Stripes
- American Military Traditions, Customs & Courtesies
- Leadership Defined
- Leadership Reshuffled
- Leadership from the Inside Out
- Principals and Leadership
- Steps from the past
- Roles of Leaders and Followers and Drill
- Using Your Leadership Skills/Taking Charge
- Self Awarenesss
- Appreciating Diversity Through Winning Colors
- Personal Growth Plan
- Becoming an Active Learner
- Brain Structure and Function
- Cadet Etiquette
- Reading for Meaning
- Study Habits that Work for you
- The Communication Process
- Finding Solutions
Below is a typical JROTC class weekMonday: We do a lesson out of the LET 1 text book. There are key terms that they must write and at the end of the lesson there are some lesson review questions they must answer. This is due before the test is given on Fridays because they can use this as notes for the test.
Tuesday: Lesson Review
Wednesday: In Ranks Inspection.
Thursday: Physical Training (PT).