JROTC

  • 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. 
     
    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 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

    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 may have the opportunity to participate in JROTC related activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams.  Additionally, JROTC participates in weekend leadership training exercises and in the summer cadets may attend the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC).  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 throughtout their experience in JROTC.  JROTC 1 cadets are seldom placed in leadership positions.

    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 may have the opportunity to participate in JROTC related activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams.  Additionally, JROTC participates in weekend leadership training exercises and in the summer cadets may attend the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC).  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.

    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 may have the opportunity to participate in JROTC related activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams.   Additionally, JROTC participates in weekend leadership training exercises and in the summer cadets may attend the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) where many are offered leadership positions.  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.  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 may have the opportunity to participate in JROTC related activities such as Drill, Color Guard, Raider, and Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Teams.  Additionally, Cadets have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences and weekend training exercises.  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

    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. The course engenders a sound appreciation for the heritage and traditions of the United States. 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. 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).  The wearing of a Naval Junior ROTC uniform and maintaining grooming standards is mandatory.

    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)
    This course is broken down into four categories; Naval knowledge, Leadership, Naval Skills, and Personal Finance. The course will also continue to 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, leadership experience and opportunities 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. The wearing of a Naval Junior ROTC uniform and maintaining grooming standards is mandatory. This course fulfills the personal financial literacy requirement for graduation.  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.  Students are required to wear the Navy JROTC uniform once a week and meet Navy JROTC grooming standards. Prerequisite: NS-3.

     


    Air Force

    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 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)
    The Science of Flight - This course introduces students to the science of aviation, how weather conditions affect flight, flight on 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:  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. Prerequisite: Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Approval

    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.  Prerequisite: Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Approval

    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.  Prerequisite: Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Approval