All JROTC courses meet graduation requirements for 21st Century Life and Careers or Career-Technical Education.
NOTE: Army JROTC offered at Lenape High School only
Naval JROTC offered at Cherokee High School only
Air Force JROTC offered at Seneca High School only
The Junior Reserves Officers' Training Corp (JROTC) program is authorized by the enactment of Public Law 88-647 and codification in Title 10 U.S.C., Sec. 2031, which states, “It is a purpose of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to instill in students, in the United States secondary educational institutions, the value of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.” ROTC 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 strengthening students for post secondary success, while providing instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and nation. No military commitment is incurred by participation in JROTC.
JROTC through its curriculum and leadership training prepares students for a three or four year ROTC scholarship at more than one thousand colleges and universities; to include the USMA West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy.
JROTC Cadets who successfully complete two to four years of the program receive an advanced pay-grade should a graduate enlist in any branch of the armed services; both active, reserve, the National Guard, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Leadership Education Training - (LET - 1)
Introduces JROTC Cadets to a cooperative effort which is divided into seven units: "Citizenship in Action", "Leadership Theory and Application", "Foundations for Success", "Wellness, Fitness and First Aid", “Geography, Map Skills and Environmental Awareness”, “Citizenship in American History and Government”, “Service Learning”, and selected optional subjects. Students/cadets may have the opportunity to participate in JROTC related activities such as Drill, Raider and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness teams. Additionally, JROTC participates in weekend leadership training exercises, and JCLC summer camp.
Leadership Education Training - (LET - 2)
Expands on instruction that addresses intermediate leadership theory. In addition, the 4-phase lesson plan is taught which requires the cadet to; inquire, gather, process, and apply known and learned information Students/Cadets may have the opportunity to participate in JROTC related activities such as Drill, Raider and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams. Additionally, JROTC participates in weekend Leadership training exercises, JCLC Summer Camp, Prerequisite: Successful completion Let 1.
Leadership Education Training - (LET - 3)
Reinforces previous instruction through applied leadership development and applied leadership theory. The course places emphasis on land navigation, techniques of oral communications, service learning, character education, earth science, and selected optional subjects. Students/Cadets may participate in JROTC related activities such as Drill, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams. Additionally, JROTC participates in weekend leadership training exercises and JCLC Summer Camp. Prerequisite: Successful completion of LET 2.
Leadership Education Training - (LET - 4)
Enhances leadership skills through instruction which address advanced leadership development through advanced leadership techniques. This course also includes Drill and Ceremony, Character Education, Advanced Communications Staff Functions and Procedures, Financial Planning and selected optional subjects. Students/Cadets get the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences and weekend seminars. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Let 3.
Naval Science I - (NS-1)
Introduces cadets to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals. The course engenders a sound appreciation for the heritage and traditions of the United States Navy. The course goal is to develop in each cadet a growing sense of pride in his or her organization, associates, and self. These elements are taught at the fundamental level. Topics include Naval History 1775-1944, Naval Technological Advancements 1865-1898, Basic Shipboard Training, Basic Damage Control, Compartmentation, Naval Terminology, Naval Command Structure, NJROTC Indoctrination, Policies & Procedures, Rules & Regulations, Proper Uniform Wear, Basic Leadership, and platoon drill. New NS-1 cadets are encouraged to attend a five day New Cadet Orientation in late August, prior to the start of the school year. Students are required to wear the Navy JROTC uniform once a week and meet Navy JROTC grooming standards.
Naval Science II - (NS-2)
Builds on the general introduction provided in Naval Science I. The traits of citizenship and leadership are further developed through promotions and assignment of billets of increased responsibility. The course introduces cadets to several technical subjects of Naval Science. Topics include a naval perspective of the history of WWII Pacific & Atlantic, the Cold War, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm/Shield, and the Current War on Terrorism. Basic Seamanship Training includes Tides & Coastal Processes, Sonar & Radar, Types & Classes of Naval Ships & Submarines, Maritime Strategy (During War & Peace time), Maritime Geography, and Naval Weapons Systems. Second year Navy cadets continue leadership skill training and both platoon/company drill. Students are required to wear the Navy JROTC uniform once a week and meet Navy JROTC grooming standards. Prerequisite: NS-1.
Naval Science III - (NS-3)
Broadens the understanding of the operative principles of Naval Forces to support National Security. Both Military Law and International Law are studied to understand the impact on National Strategy and Naval Operations. The traits of citizenship and leadership are further developed through promotions to the Officer and senior enlisted cadet ranks. Emphasis is placed on increasing leadership skills through the assignment of duties which are of a more complex and demanding nature to include Navy drill ceremonies. Topics include the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Manual for Courts Martial, Non Judicial Punishment (NJP), Case Studies; Sea Power includes the Importance of Sea Power, the Merchant Marine, Strategy and Preparedness, US Strategy and Naval Tactics, and National Security. Ship Construction covers Structural Terms, Naval Terminology and Types of Ships & Mission. Small Boat Seamanship includes Rules of the Road and Navigation. and Global Awareness. Students are required to wear the Navy JROTC uniform once a week and meet Navy JROTC grooming standards. Prerequisite: NS-2.
Naval Science IV - (NS-4)
Focuses continues on the further development of leadership skills begun in Naval Science III through theoretical and applied leadership; to include billet assignments as company commander, company executive officer, and drill commanders. Course content includes reading assignments and case studies focusing on leadership, ethics and Global Awareness. Cadets will also have practical application as billet holders within the unit and work with younger cadets. Effective written communication and public speaking skills are emphasized. NS-4 cadets will also complete a course final project as a group. In addition, basic financial planning is covered. Students are required to wear the Navy JROTC uniform once a week and meet Navy JROTC grooming standards. Prerequisite: NS-3.
Overview: Each Military Science course is divided into three separate but equivalent sections of study; Aviation Science, Leadership Education, and Health and Wellness. Leadership Education is sub-divided into smaller sections of learning which includes team-building exercises and Air Force drill requirements. Health and Wellness is broken down into various aspects of physical fitness from team activities to exercises in preparation for the Presidential Physical Fitness Exam. Before participating in the JROTC Physical Fitness program, all cadets are required to complete the AFJROTC Physical Fitness Program Cadet Participation Consent Form with Health Screening Questionnaire. All cadets are required and expected to wear the uniform, meet grooming standards and participate in the scheduled PT activities each week.
Aerospace Science I and Leadership I: (791)
A Journey into Aviation History – This course is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation, interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets.
Introduction to AFJROTC - Leadership Education I outlines’ the basic principles of leadership in the Air Force as applied to the Air Force Junior ROTC cadet corps. Cadets are required to teach, learn and perform 30 basic Air Force Drill commands throughout the school year. Cadets will learn about making smart health and wellness choice, US citizenship, AFJROTC history, and high personal standards. In the Health and Wellness portion cadets will work together to develop their physical fitness to prepare to take the US Presidential Physical fitness Exam.
Aerospace Science II and Leadership II: (792)
Cultural Studies: An Intro to Global Awareness - This course introduces students to the world’s cultures through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness. The course delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. It looks at major events and significant figures that have shaped each region.
Leadership Education II: stresses communications skills and cadet corps activities. Much information is provided on communicating effectively, understanding groups and teams, preparing for leadership, solving conflicts and problems, and personal development. Cadets are required to continue their study and performance of the 30 basic Air Force Drill commands throughout the school year. Cadets will be familiar with Air Force customs and courtesies and drill procedures. In the Health and Wellness portion cadets will work together to develop their physical fitness to prepare to take the US Presidential Physical fitness Exam.
Aerospace Science III: (793)
Exploring Space: The High Frontier - This is a science course that includes the latest information available in space science and space exploration: beginning with the earliest days of astronomy through modern astronomy, an in-depth study of space and upper atmosphere travel, manned spaceflight and the human experience in space. It also examines the latest advances in space technology, including robotics in space, the Mars Rover, and commercial uses of space.
Leadership Education III: - This course it is designed to prepare students for life after high school in the high-tech, globally oriented, and diverse workplace of the 21st century. Students will learn all aspects of financial planning and money management. The Holland Interest Inventory and other self-assessments will help them to reveal their attitudes, aptitudes, and personal skills. In the Health and Wellness portion cadets will work together to develop their physical fitness to prepare to take the US Presidential Physical fitness Exam.
Aerospace Science IV: (794)
Management of the Cadet Corps - The cadets should manage the entire corps during their fourth year in the Air Force Junior ROTC program. This hands-on experience affords cadets the opportunity to put theories of previous leadership courses into practice. Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by cadets. They will put into practice their communication, decision-making, personal-interaction, managerial, and organizational skills. Instructors should keep in mind that since there is no textbook for this course, the course syllabus will be structured so that cadets achieve course objectives by completing core management activities.
Leadership Education IV: This course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management. The text contains many leadership topics that will benefit students as well as provide them with some of the necessary skills needed to put into practice what they have learned during their time in JROTC. Throughout the text are many ethical dilemmas, case studies, and role play activities built into the lessons. These activities are based on real life experiences and will students the opportunity to practice what they learn by getting involved in discussions and expressing their opinions.
In the Health and Wellness portion cadets will work together to develop their physical fitness to prepare to take the US Presidential Physical fitness Exam.