SENECA HIGH SCHOOL AIR FORCE JROTC COURSE SYLLABUS
AS-100/A Journey into Aviation History/Leadership Education 1/Health and Wellness
Course ID: 791
Credit Hours: 1 Art Credit
Course Teaching Schedule: M-F, Period
Instructor: Aerospace Science: Lt. Col. Sevening
Leadership: MSgt Brooks
Required Text: A Journey into Aviation History
Pearson Custom Publishing
Leadership Education I: Traditions, Wellness and Foundations of Citizenship
Pearson Learning Solutions
Required Materials: To successfully complete this course, you will need: Air Force textbooks and workbooks, uniform, and physical training uniform which are provided by AFJROTC. Other requirements are paper, pen, pencil, calculator, calendar, and appropriate athletic shoes.
Semester 1 Fall/Winter:
Aviation History Units 1-2
Leadership Education Units 1-2
Semester 2 Spring:
Aviation History Units 3-4 (Through Chapter 6, Lesson # 3)
Leadership Education Unit 3
Aerospace Science – A Journey Into Aviation History (AS100)
1. Know the historical facts and impacts of the early attempts to fly.
2. Know the major historical contributors to the development of flight.
3. Know the contributions of the U.S. Air Force to modern aviation history.
4. Know the key events of space exploration history.
Leadership Education I – Introduction to AFJROTC (LE100)
1. Know the importance of AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals, and objectives.
2. Know military traditions and the importance of maintaining a high standard of dress and personal appearance.
3. Know the importance of attitude, discipline, and respect, and why values and ethics are so important.
4. Know the importance of individual self-control common courtesies and etiquette.
5. Know that an effective stress management program improves the quality of life.
6. Know why courtesies are rendered to the United States flag and the National Anthem.
7. Know why it is important to be a good democratic citizen and to be familiar with the different forms of governments.
8. Know the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others stay well.
Overview: Each Military Science course is divided into three separate but equivalent sections of study; Aviation Science, Leadership Education, and Health and Wellness. Each school week is divided into 3 parts; 2 days of aviation science, 2 days of leadership education, and 1 day of health and wellness usually designated as “PT” or physical training. Cadets are required to participate in classroom presentations, briefings and exercises, and to include physical training. 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. All cadets are required and expected to wear the PT uniform and participate in the scheduled PT activities each week.
Science: A Journey into Aviation History, this is the recommended first AS course for all new cadets. It is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries. It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses through time to modern day. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets. Throughout the course, there are readings, videos, hands-on activities, and in-text and student workbook exercises to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.
Leadership: LE 100 is intended for students who are entering the AFJROTC program and beginning their high school studies. It will introduce cadets to history, organization, mission, traditions, goals, and objectives of JROTC for all services Cadets are required to teach, learn and perform 30 basic Air Force Drill commands throughout the school year. A safe and open space is provided to allow the cadets proper space to practice drill commands and procedures. Lessons will cover how to be emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy. Avoiding and preventing violence in today’s society will also be covered. How to recognize types of bullying and how to advocate for prevention of this type of behavior. It will cover healthy living, physical fitness, and how to make safe, drug-free, and responsible decisions. This textbook will also examine the negative effects of air and water pollution, and how to help keep the environment safe. Cadets will be introduced to civics and our national government, including a historical understanding of the American flag and other important national symbols. The final chapter will also cover how the US Constitution protects our rights and freedoms as American citizens.
Health and Wellness: Cadets will utilize this time to learn the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others to stay well. Cadets will work together in flights or teams during friendly team oriented competitions, practice drill commands, and exercise in preparation for undertaking the United States Presidential Physical Fitness Exam. Cadets will organize and oversee an annual AFJROTC Field Day where individual flights will compete against one another while performing self-developed and initiated team-building exercises.
General: Each instructor reserves the right to allow cadets to lead any or all aspects of the classroom presentations. Normally, classroom power point presentations will be taught by either instructor. However, cadets will be called upon to develop, organize, implement, and oversee numerous activities in and out of the classroom both, during and after normal school hours.
Cadets will be able to discuss the above listed information in class, write appropriate test questions on this information, and pass tests from the selected questions.
Cadets will learn the vocabulary associated with the above information and incorporate it when discussing the information.
Cadets will be able to perform the specified physical training exercises outlined by the cadet command staff and the instructors.
The Genesis computer grading system is used for all grading requirements. Cadet grades for each marking period are divided into the following four categories:
HW - Homework/Participation 20%
QUIZ - Tests/Quizzes 40%
TEST - Uniform Wear 30%
Physical Fitness 10%
Grade Percentage Required
A 90% and above
B 89% - 80%
C 79% - 70%
D 69% - 60%
F 59% and below
All cadets are expected and required to participate in all aspects of each part of the program. All cadets are expected to wear and maintain, weekly, the Air force Dress Blue uniform on the specified uniform day. Cadets are expected and required to “dress out” in the Air force “PT” uniform during the weekly designated physical training day. Finally, all cadets are expected to maintain grooming standards, to the best of their ability, as specified in our cadet handbook which is updated and published annually. Each cadet receives a cadet handbook during the first week of classes.
UNIFORM DAY: Wednesday of each week unless otherwise specified by the SASI/ASI
Uniform wear and drill are not optional aspects of the AFJROTC Program. They are integral parts of the “complete educational experience” that Air Force JROTC offers the high school cadet. If the cadet does not wear their uniform, without good reason, during the specified uniform day (Wednesday of each week), the cadet will receive a “0” for their uniform grade for that week. As listed above, uniform wear is worth 30% of the cadets’ grade for each marking period. If a cadet does not wear their PT uniform and does not participate, without good reason, during specified PT days the cadet will receive a”0” for that weekly PT training grade. As listed above, Physical Fitness is worth 10% of the cadets’ grade each marking period.
1. The mission of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.
2. The goals are to instill values of citizenship, give service to the United States, develop personal responsibility, and instill a sense of accomplishments in high school students.
3. The objectives are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline; and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
4. Additional Print Resources
None are required. However, several books and periodicals are available in the AFJROTC classroom.
5. Online Resources: None.
The pace of this course is determined by how each class is motivated by and interested in each specific academic area and associated subject areas. Each class can write their tests and will move at a pace commensurate with the level of coverage. After a test is approved, each class will have one week to study for the test.