· Develop citizenship and patriotism
· Develop self-reliance and responsiveness to all authority
· Improve the ability to communicate well both orally and in writing
· Develop an appreciation of the importance of physical fitness
· Increase respect for the role of the U.S. Armed Forces in support of national objectives
· Develop a knowledge of team building skills and basic leadership skills
· Apply 3-4 years of course work to allow cadets to achieve increased rank if they pursue a military career
Curriculum Focus for each year of JROTC is as follows:
JROTC 1 - Leadership, Education and Training 1 (LET 1) (1 Credit)
Students develop knowledge and understanding in: Citizenship (Foundations of the JROTC Program, introduction to military organizations and procedures, and individual and unit drill), basic leadership principles, Foundations for Success (learning styles; study and communication skills), conflict resolution techniques, introduction to a financial planning program, and service learning. Elective topics include physical training/development, and introduction to map reading/land navigation.
JROTC 2 - Leadership, Education and Training 2 (LET 2) (Prerequisite: LET 1) (1 Credit)
Students focus on the development of knowledge and skills in wellness, fitness and first aid, (nutrition, first aid, injury prevention and drug awareness), citizenship and American government (group meeting process, constitutional rights and civil and military justice systems) and basic map reading. Elective topics include Physical Training/Development, and map reading/land navigation.
JROTC 3 - Leadership, Education and Training 3 (LET 3) (Prerequisite: LET 1 & 2) (1 Credit)
LET 3 offers advanced work in leadership theory and application (diversity, performance indicators, negotiation, decision making and problem solving, foundations for success (communication, personal organization, financial planning and career exploration), and continuation in the development of leadership, drill, physical training/development and other elective subjects introduced in LET 1 and 2.
JROTC 4 - Leadership, Education and Training 4 (LET 4) (Prerequisite: LET 1, 2 & 3) (1 Credit)
Students develop a knowledge and understanding: of the Department of Defense and the roles and missions of the armed services, advanced leadership principals (power bases and influence, leadership styles, management skills and motivation); teaching skills (lesson development, delivery and feedback), financial management skills and outdoor survival skills. Also includes continuation in the development of leadership, drill, physical training/development and other previously introduced electives.