JROTC Courses

The objective of the JROTC Program is "to motivate young people to be better citizens" by providing instruction in and application of good citizenship and character, responsibility, leadership development, self-worth, communicative skills, problem solving, discipline, respect, ethics and wellness of body, mind and spirit-attributes which will benefit the student, the community and the nation. JROTC is an elective which carries absolutely no military obligation. The program is based on a systematic progression of learning that is designed for the cadet's development and maturity at each grade level. The scope and focus of instruction is, therefore, sequential, building upon the previous year's curriculum.

Under block scheduling, the program consists of four school years and eight blocks with 135 hours each block. Each block is called Leadership, Education and Training (LET) level--LET1 through LET8. During the first school year of JROTC, LET1 & LET 2 are offered as a two-block integrated course of instruction in Lifetime Wellness and basic JROTC. Both blocks must be taken to gain one elective credit in JROTC plus one core credit in Wellness. Each subsequent school year consists of a JROTC elective credit during each block. Successful completion through LET 8 can also be used to satisfy the graduation requisite 1/2 core credit for U.S. Government.

To derive maximum benefit from the program, a student is encouraged to take JROTC all four school years, which gains a total of 8.5 credits: seven elective credits in JROTC plus one core credit in Wellness, and the core credit in U.S. Government required for graduation. Each block after LET 1 is consecutively progressive and requires credit for the preceding block and teacher's recommendation to take the next successive block.

A list of units and a brief description of the scope of the training is as follows:

  • Drill Team/Colorguard - Precision in drill and ceremonies as well as manuals of arms.
  • Rifle Teams - Advanced coaching in individualized marksmanship. Competition in league, statewide and regional matches.
  • Raider/Adventure Training Unit - Training in rappelling, rafting, spelunking, etc.

Course: JROTC I (LET 1 & LET 2)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
2 Terms, 2 Credits

The first year of instruction is an integrated course of basic JROTC and Lifetime Wellness emphasizing rights, responsibilities, privileges, freedoms, team work, health, hygiene, fitness, oral communications, and respect for authority that underlie good citizenship and character. Successful completion of both terms gains one elective credit in JROTC and one core credit in Lifetime Wellness. If a cadet fails the first term, he/she cannot enter the second term and must earn the Lifetime Wellness credit separate from the JROTC program.

Course: JROTC II (LET 3 & LET 4)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: JROTC I
2 Terms, 2 Credits
This course is a continuation of JROTC I with a heavy emphasis on ethical values, principles, written communications, fitness, basic management techniques and leadership potential, technology, and drug abuse awareness. Emerging leaders are identified and developed. Second term emphasis is on practical application of skills learned during first term to include collateral readings, written reports, oral presentations, leadership labs, and U.S. Government.

Course: JROTC III (LET 5 & LET 6)
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: JROTC II
2 Terms, 2 Credits
First term emphasis is on problem solving, intermediate leadership responsibilities, coaching and supervising techniques, leader communicative skills, environmental concerns, fitness, and drug abuse prevention. Cadets assume mid-level positions of leadership. During second term emphasis is placed on practical application of skills learned during first term to include U.S. Government, decision making, methods of instruction, counseling, collateral readings, written and oral reports, and leadership labs

Course: JROTC IV (LET 7 & LET 8)
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: JROTC III
2 Terms, 2 Credits
This course is a continuation of JROTC III with emphasis being placed on ethical reasoning, planning and decision making, applied leadership, fitness, community involvement, and the job market. Cadets assume senior positions of leadership and assist the instructors. Second term has emphasis on practical application of skills learned in first term to include performance in assigned command and staff positions within the cadet organization, preparation and execution of the annual Federal Command Inspection, JROTC recruiting, career planning, seminars, advanced leadership labs and U.S. Government.

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