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Classroom Syllabus

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Fountain-Fort Carson High School

JROTC Syllabus 2010-2011

 

Course Title: Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

 

Credits: One (1)

 

Instructors:

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Tom Oetjen

Sergeant Major (Ret) Herbert A. Maison, III

 

Instructor’s Available Hours:

Class Hours Monday thru Friday:          7:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Class Hours Wed:                                 7:30 a.m. - 2:22 p.m.     

Tutor/Assistance Hours                         6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.    

                                                               2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 

Office Phone Number: (719)382-1660

 

Email:

toetjen@ffc8.org

hmaison@ffc8.org

  

Course Overview/Description: Junior ROTC (JROTC) is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles, while making them aware of their duties, rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. Physical fitness, personal and social discipline, and avoidance of substance abuse are stressed through all four years/levels of the program. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school; as it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation

 

Materials Requirements and course Fees:  All JROTC Cadets will be issued a standard U.S. Military Class A Uniform with shoes at no cost to the student. Students are expected to clean and maintain their uniforms and their individual appearance to meet the standards and expectations of the JROTC program.

 

Grading Policy:

 

Classroom Assignments (Academics). 60% of grade.

·Essays

·Assignments

·Exams/Test/Quiz

·Practical Exercise

 

Physical Fitness/Uniform Inspection. 30% of grade.

·Proper wear & maintenance of the JROTC Cadet uniform/Drill and Ceremonies

·Cadet Challenge

 

Class Participation. 10% of grade.

·Attendance, Punctuality, Reliability

·Class discussions

·Demonstration

·Cooperation/Participation

 

Extra Credit

 

  • CollegeInvest Early Achievers Scholarship registration - 10 points
  • College Opportunity Fund registration - 10 points
  • Any Scholarship application Scholarship Opportunities - 10 points
  • Distance Learning Classes-www.jrotcdl.com - 25 points or 25 merits
  • Instructor assigned/approved Essays - 25 points
  • Number 2 Member-25 Points Number2.com's online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more...
  • March to Success Member - 25 points for each course completed. In order to gain credit, you must enter the monitorID and last name listed below so progress can be reviewed.

 

monitorID = mID135080205

lastname = Maison

 

 

The grade percentage:

A = 90-100%

B = 80-89%

C = 70-79%

D = 60-69%

F = Below 59%

 

Homework Policy: The normal homework assignment is the care and maintenance of the JROTC/Cadet Uniform. Occasionally, written and research assignments are required of ALL JROTC students such as written essay.

 

Assessment Policy: Credits/grades are granted on a 100% scale, based on the total number of questions on a given test or quiz. Performance based examinations are graded on the Cadet’s level of experience, ability, and willingness to accept constructive criticism and guidance. Lying, cheating and plagiarism, in any form, is not in keeping with the or the JROTC program standard of conduct and will not be tolerated. Any student caught in such activities will receive no credit (zero) for the assignment or test. A student that knowingly allows another to copy his or her work has in fact tolerated and allowed such elicit behavior and will also receive a zero. These individuals may be afforded the opportunity to retest with a 20% penalty

 

Classroom Rules & Behavioral Expectations for Students.

  • Men will not wear earrings while in uniform.
  • Women are allowed one set of small earrings (one post earring per ear) while in uniform.
  • No food or snacks (except as authorized by the instructor)
  • No drinks (except as authorized by the instructor)
  • No personal electronic devices (i.e., cell phones, ipods, mp3 players). If caught, student will surrender the item to the instructor and pick it up after the final bell of the day.
  • Mutual respect – Student to Instructor, Instructor to Student, and Student to Student.

 

Guidelines to follow include:

  • Address JROTC Instructor by military title and last name
  • Address fellow students as Cadet/ Ms./ Mr. – Last name
  • Raise hand to be recognized for questions and comments
  • Avoid “shouting down” or “talking over” another individual
  • No personal attacks or taunting
  • No fighting, wrestling, running in the range, riding skate boards, or cursing

 

Learning Outcomes and Standards: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to articulate and demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of American citizenship. Cadets will also be proficient in written and oral communication and have a basic understanding of leadership skills and principles.

 

Parent Support Expectations:

 

We, as parents, can support our children’s learning in the following ways:
  •  Monitoring attendance.
  • Making sure that homework is completed,
  • Monitoring the type of television our children watch.
  • Volunteering to support the programs my child chooses to participate in.  Examples are listed below:
o        Fundraising Events
o        Service Learning Activities
o        Administrative Assistance
o        Competitions (Marksmanship, Drill Meets)
o        Parades and Ceremonies
o        Open house arrangements
o        Special Instruction in Life Long Learning Classes (examples-cultural awareness classes, finantial managment classes, technical skills classes, military career days, career days, outdoor educational classes, etc..)
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
  • Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time. 
  • Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
  •  Have my child read for at least 30 minutes prior to sleeping to enhance their reading skills
 
Results of Parental Support Activities Reference Links:
 

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