Participation in the JROTC program does not obligate the cadet in any way for future military service. The Army JROTC program’s objectives are to develop in each cadet a sense of patriotism and good citizenship, leadership traits and self-discipline, communication and teamwork skills, and physical fitness as well as interest in a possible military career. All skills taught are useful in all career fields and in daily living.
LET I Grades 9-12 (year)
This course introduces American symbols, customs and traditions and the history and purpose of Army JROTC. Students study the essential skills needed to maximize learning potential and future success. Over the course of the first semester, students individually assess their current skill sets and work to develop maximum potential. The course includes opportunities to apply learning theory and techniques to improve study, communication and planning skills. LET 1 students also explore social responsibility, conflict resolution, and service learning opportunities. By default, this class is awarded a JROTC credit [JRO]; successful completion of consecutive years of course gives the option of receiving P.E. credit in place of JROTC [pending administration approval.]
LET II ** Grades 10-12 (year)
This course helps develop an appreciation for the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health and appearance. Cadets learn basic information about nutrition and exercise in addition to first aid for emergency and non emergency situations. This includes an introduction to drug awareness: the use and effect of drugs, alcohol and substances. Values and principles that underlie good citizenship are studied with emphasis on topics such as the importance of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights; responsibility of U.S. citizens; basic national values; the U.S. federal justice system; and service to the community. In conjunction with citizenship, cadets are introduced to a variety of significant events and historical figures that contributed to our citizenship and American history. Ethics and leadership theory are introduced. Cadets must pass with a C or higher to continue in the program. By default, this class is awarded a JROTC credit [JRO]; successful completion of consecutive years of course gives the option of receiving P.E. credit in place of JROTC [pending administration approval.]
LET III ** Grades 11-12 (year)
This course will help to further understand and apply basic leadership skills (principles, styles, values, the BE, KNOW and DO attributes). Cadets will have the opportunity to demonstrate, be assessed on, and evaluated on their leadership potential through the application of these concepts in command or staff positions. The course introduces the communication process among individuals as well as principles of writing, speaking, and listening. Students will describe the basic principles necessary for preparing and presenting effective oral communications and will have numerous opportunities to present information/ideas orally and in writing. The course introduces basic guidelines for managing conflict and communication skills necessary for finding solutions to resolve conflicts. Ethics and leadership theory are discussed and presented. Cadets must pass with a C or higher to continue in the program. Acceptance as a LET 3 is contingent upon Senior Army Instructor approval.
LET IV ** Grade 12 (year)
This course continues to build cadets’ leadership development by concentrating on basic individual leadership responsibilities/techniques and introducing the responsibilities of team leaders. Cadets will have the opportunity to identify the impact of their actions on themselves as well as on other team members in the areas of individual responsibility, self-reliance, follower-ship, and team work. Cadets will be introduced to the basic principles of management, how leaders use these principles, to effectively manage resources, and the basic differences between leadership and management techniques. Students will deliver instruction using accepted principles and methods of instruction. Students will develop lesson plans and graphic organizers; recognize how to determine the material that they must review and rehearse prior to delivering instruction. Ethics and leadership theory are presented and discussed. Cadets must pass with a C or higher to continue in the program.