ACRHS JROTC Courses and Syllabi

Course Syllabi (SY20-21 FINAL as of 12 Aug 2020).pdf
A.C. Reynolds JROTC Courses

Army JROTC I - The Emerging Leader 

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 may include physical training/development, rope course activities, rifle marksmanship, survival/outdoor skills and introduction to map reading/land navigation.

Army JROTC II - The Developing Leader  (Prerequisite: Army JROTC I)

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 may include physical training/development, rope course activities, rifle marksmanship, and survival/outdoor skills.

Army JROTC III - The Supervising Leader (Prerequisite: Army JROTC I & II)

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.

Army JROTC IV - The Managing Leader (Prerequisite: Army JROTC I, II & III)

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. Cadets have multiple opportunities to assume leadership roles including preparing and presenting a lesson to the class, leading everyday functions of the corps, and reviewing how leader and staff responsibilities are organized and carried out.

JROTC Staff Leadership and Management (Prerequisites: JROTC I, II, III; attendance at a JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (Can be Waived); minimum 2.5 GPA (all courses) and a 3.0 in JROTC courses; Instructor approval; maximum of eight (8) students.) 

Selected students serve as cadet senior leaders (Commander, Executive Officer, Command Sergeant Major) and primary staff for the cadet Battalion organization. This hands-on experience affords students the opportunity to apply leadership and management skills learned in previous JROTC courses.  Students are assigned a specific area of responsibility, taught how to perform and manage their duties, and conduct the planning, decision-making, coordination, control and execution of cadet activities during the school year. Students are required to use their personal leadership, organizational, communication, and personal interaction skills in the performance of their duties. Students are also expected to: occasionally be available at times in excess of daily class (i.e. before/after school, weekend trips/activities, etc.), maintain passing grades in other courses/subject areas, maintain a superior discipline record, and have an above average record in JROTC courses and extracurricular program activities.  Students approved for the honors option are also required to complete a semester project (in an approved topic) and a presentation to a panel of faculty members. The project may be a research paper, scientific analysis or a service project (with written summary and personal reflection).

JROTC Drill Leader Course (No prerequisite)

This course is an extension of Chapter 1 JROTC Foundations and Chapter 3 Team Building and is designed to enhance Cadet knowledge in all four levels of the JROTC program.  The course is a leadership laboratory designed to develop expertise in the performance of regulation close order and exhibition drill techniques and instill confidence and pride. The course instructs Cadets in the basics of individual stationary, facing and marching movements drill commands and the use of command voice.  As cadets master these skills, they will gain the confidence to take charge of and leading Team and Squad formations. The size and type of unit formations increase until all Cadets are fully versed in the performance of Individual Drill, Team, Squad, Platoon Company and Battalion Drill. The second nine weeks builds on the first with learning to plan, prepare, and execute various ceremonies including honor guards, color guards, flag details, award and promotion ceremonies, and unit passes in review. Finally Exhibition Performance Drill at Individual and Squad level to allow Cadets Leaders and their subordinates to exercise creativity and precision with the development of their own individual and squad routines to be used in performances for both competition and the public events.