JROTC

  • All JROTC courses meet graduation requirements for 21st Century Life and Careers or Career-Technical Education.

    * JROTC: Leadership Education Training IV (Lenape only); Naval Science III (Cherokee only); Aerospace Science and Leadership III (Seneca only) also fulfill the Financial Literacy graduation requirement. *

    NOTE: Army JROTC offered at Lenape High School only; Navy JROTC offered at Cherokee High School only; Air Force JROTC offered at Seneca High School only

    The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (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 Officer 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.”

    JROTC 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.

    Scholarship Opportunities: 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 U.S. Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy. Advanced Pay-Grade: 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.

  • Army (Lenape Only)

    Leadership Education Training: (LET 1)

    JROTC 1 is the foundation of Army JROTC. Introduces JROTC Cadets to a cooperative effort which is divided into several units: Citizenship in Action, Leadership Theory and Application, Foundations for Success, Wellness, Fitness, Service Learning, as well as selected optional subjects. Cadets have the opportunity to participate in JROTC co-curricular activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams. The weekly wearing of an Army Junior ROTC uniform and maintaining grooming standards is mandatory. Cadets earn rank and are assigned leadership positions within the battalion throughout their experience in JROTC.  JROTC 1 cadets are seldom placed in leadership positions.  All JROTC cadets may participate in a variety of after school activities to include a fall field day where they go to nearby FT Dix for a rugged day of Army type activities, attend a formal prom-like dinner, and build camaraderie in numerous team building activities. The year ends with the opportunity to attend a five-day overnight field trip and train at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge – JCLC).  Activities at this summer camp include rafting, rappelling, archery, and obstacle courses.

     

    Leadership Education Training: (LET 2)

    Expands on instruction from JROTC 1 and addresses intermediate leadership theory. In addition, cadets learn first-aid and wellness and develop their citizenship skills and understanding of our government. Cadets have the opportunity to participate in JROTC co-curricular activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams. The weekly wearing of an Army Junior ROTC uniform and maintaining grooming standards is mandatory.  JROTC 2 cadets earn more rank and start finding themselves in squad leader and platoon sergeant positions, as well as assistants on the battalion staff. Prerequisite: Successful completion of LET 1.  All JROTC cadets may participate in a variety of after school activities to include a fall field day where they go to nearby FT Dix for a rugged day of Army type activities, attend a formal prom-like dinner, and build camaraderie in numerous team building activities. The year ends with the opportunity to attend a five-day overnight field trip and train at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge – JCLC).  Activities at this summer camp include rafting, rappelling, archery, and obstacle courses.  Cadets who attended previous camps may be selected as a camp leader.

     

    Leadership Education Training: (LET 3)

    Reinforces previous instruction through applied leadership development and applied leadership theory. The course places emphasis on assessing emotional intelligence and developing social skills to promote diversity and acceptance, making decisions and solving problems, career exploration & college planning, and promoting critical thinking in citizenship (leadership decisions, ethical choices, and consequences), and selected optional subjects. Cadets have the opportunity to participate in JROTC co-curricular activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams.  The weekly wearing of an Army Junior ROTC uniform and maintaining grooming standards is mandatory. JROTC 3 Cadets find themselves in higher leadership positions as officers, platoon leaders, and staff principals. Additionally, JROTC 3 Cadets conduct a staff ride field trip to select U.S. historic locations such as Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield, Washington D.C., New York City 9/11 Memorial, and Philadelphia Independence Mall.  All JROTC cadets may participate in a variety of after school activities to include a fall field day where they go to nearby FT Dix for a rugged day of Army type activities, attend a formal prom-like dinner, and build camaraderie in numerous team building activities. The year ends with the opportunity to attend a five-day overnight field trip and train at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge – JCLC).  Activities at this summer camp include rafting, rappelling, archery, and obstacle courses.  Cadets who attended previous camps may be selected as a camp leader.   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 Leadership Lab, where the JROTC 4 class develops and implements plans for the conduct of the battalion. Other units include Character Education, Advanced Communications, Staff Functions and Procedures, Financial Planning, and selected optional subjects. Cadets have the opportunity to participate in JROTC co-curricular activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams. Additionally, JROTC 4 Cadets conduct a staff ride field trip to select U.S. historic locations such as Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield, Washington D.C., New York City 9/11 Memorial, and Philadelphia Independence Mall.  These most senior cadets lead the numerous functions such as fall training at FT Dix, assembling the battalion, planning and executing after school JROTC activities, and much more. The weekly wearing of an Army Junior ROTC uniform and maintaining grooming standards is mandatory. JROTC 4 cadets possess the highest rank and leadership positions within JROTC. Prerequisite: Successful completion of LET 3.

     

    Navy (Cherokee Only)

    Naval Science I: (NS-1)

    This course introduces the cadets to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. These elements are pursued at the fundamental level. The course goal is to develop in each cadet a growing sense of pride in his and her organization, associates, and self. To achieve the above goals, the cadets will focus on the positive traits of citizenship by emphasizing both the Navy Core Values (Honor, Courage, & Commitment), and the Cherokee High School Core Values (Accountability, Integrity, & Respect). Weekly physical training and the wearing of a Navy Junior ROTC uniform (while maintaining proper Navy grooming standards) is mandatory.

    Naval Science II: (NS-2)

    This course builds on the general introduction provided in Naval Science I, to further develop the traits of citizenship and leadership, and to introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science and the role of the U.S. Navy in maritime history and the vital importance of the world's oceans to the continued well-being of the United States. The course introduces cadets to theoretical discussions on leadership; introduction to Maritime History, including the American Revolution, Civil War, the rise of the U.S. to worls power status, World War 1 and 2, the Cold War Era and the 1990s and beyond; introduction to Nautical Sciences to include Maritime Geography, Oceanogrpahy, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences. Second year cadets continue leadership skill training coupled with platoon/company drill. Weekly physical training and the wearing of a Navy Junior ROTC uniform (while maintaining proper Navy grooming standards) is mandatory. Prerequisite: NS-1.


    Naval Science III: (NS-3) 

    This course is designed to broaden the understanding of students in the operative principles of military leadership, the concept and significance of teamwork, the intrinsic value of good order and discipline in the accomplishment of objectives, the importance of sea power and national security, and Personal Finance. The course reinforces a focus on the positive traits of citizenship by emphasizing both the Navy Core Values (Honor, Courage, & Commitment), and the Cherokee High School Core Values (Accountability, Integrity, & Respect). In addition to the course curriculum, pracitical leadership experience is offered to students through promotion opportunities to cadet 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. Weekly physical training and the wearing of a Navy Junior ROTC uniform (while maintaining proper Navy grooming standards) is mandatory. This course fulfills the Cherokee High School personal financial literacy requirement for graduation. Prerequisite: NS-2.

    Naval Science IV: (NS-4)

    Focused primarily on practical leadership techniques and implementation. The intent is to assist seniors in understanding leadership and improving their leadership skills by putting them in positions of leadership, under supervision, then helping them analyze the reasons for varying degrees of success throughout the year. Classroom activities include seminars, reading assignments, classroom presentations, and practical work with younger cadets. Effective written communciation and public speaking skills are emphasized. This course includes instruction in theoretical and applied aspects of leadership, training, and evaluation of performance. Students will become aware of the techniques used to create motivation, develop goals and activities for a work group, and the proper ways to set a leadership example. 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. Cadets will also have practical leadership application within the NJROTC unit as they work with junior cadets in billet assignments as various senior cadet staff positions. Weekly physical training and the wearing of a Navy Junior ROTC uniform (while maintaining proper Navy grooming standards) is mandatory. Prerequisite: NS-3.

     

     
    Air Force (Seneca Only)

    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)

    Milestones in 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 choices, 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)

    The Science of Flight - This course introduces students to the science of aviation, how weather conditions affect flight, how flight affects the human body, and flight navigation. The course is designed to complement materials taught in math, physics, and other science related courses and supports a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. It is aligned with the National Science Education Technology Standards for Students.

    Leadership Education II: Leadership Education II stresses communications skills and cadet corps activities. Information is provided on communicating effectively, understanding groups and teams, preparing for leadership roles, 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. Prerequisite: Aerospace Science I & Leadership I or Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Approval.

    Aerospace Science III and Leadership 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.

    Global Awareness:  This area of study provides cadets with a stronger understanding and appreciation of the many cultures throughout the world as well as strengthens their cross-cultural communication skills.  Cadets will gain an overarching appreciation for cultures and develop skills on how to become more aware of how to live and interact with individuals from other nations. 

    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. Prerequisite: Aerospace Science II & Leadership II or Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Approval.

    Aerospace Science IV and Leadership Education IV: (794)

    Fundamentals of Management - 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 give 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.  Prerequisite: Aerospace Science III & Leadership III or Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Approval.