AFJROTC Course Synopsis
COURSE DESCRIPTION: AFJROTC is a four-year program offered to high school students in grades 9 – 12. The curriculum includes Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE) and Wellness components. All students will be granted academic credit applicable towards graduation requirement for the successful completion of the AFJROTC course. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO MILITARY OBLIGATION ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING HIGH SCHOOL AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC. Depending on the level (AS100-400), you will Learn how weather affects our lives, learn how to select a career, how to receive training in the selected career field, how to get into and finance a college education, and how to manage your finances. Improve your leadership skills through the study and practice of the concepts of discipline, respect, responsibility and teamwork. Learn the concepts of orderliness and precision through drill and ceremonies. Become better informed citizens. Understand the role of the military in American society
COURSE OBJECTIVE: The objectives of AFJROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character and self-discipline and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
REQUIRED TEXT: There are a myriad of text and workbooks that the cadets will use. Cadets will utilize the books below that apply to the level (LE/AS100-400) in which they are enrolled in. The main textbooks are listed below.
∙ AS 100: A Journey Into Aviation History
∙ AS 200: The Science of Flight: A Gateway to New Horizons
∙ AS 220: Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Global Awareness
∙ AS 300: Exploring Space: The High Frontier
∙ AS 400: Management of the Cadet Corps
∙ AS 410: Survival: Survive • Return
∙ AS 500: Aviation Honors Ground School
∙ AS 510: AFJROTC Honors Senior Project
∙ AS STEM 1: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/Quadcopters
∙ LE 100: Traditions, Wellness, and Foundations of Citizenship
∙ LE 200: Communication, Awareness, and Leadership; Second Edition
∙ LE 300: Life Skills and Career Opportunities
∙ LE 400: Principles of Management
UNIFORM DAY/ WEAR: Cadets will be issued an Air Force uniform free of charge. If a cadet does not have the appropriate size in inventory, uniforms will be ordered in October with an expected late November or early December delivery. Once cadets get uniforms properly tailored to fit they will have to wear the uniform on Wednesdays for the entire day. Uniform wear on the 1st Wednesday of the month will be an alternative assessment that counts towards a student’s grade. Failure to wear the uniform for the entire day will result in a 10-point deduction for each period out of uniform. All cadets must change back into their uniform after gym. The only exception to this rule is last period gym.
WELLNESS DAY: This will occur on alternate Fridays and all classes that meet that day will participate in Wellness. This is a homework grade and information is provided in your cadet guide.