Lumberton High School


    Command Sergeant Major Patrick A. McBride

    JROTC Classroom


    Course Description- Leadership Education and Training(LET) II


    The JROTC Program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles and making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.  The program is stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

    Course Scope

    This program of Instruction (POI) focuses on the development of better citizens by building skills leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness in the structured interactive environment.  JROTC is a cooperative effort on the part of the Army and Fairmont High School to provide secondary school students with opportunities for total development.  The flexibility of the program allows it to bear the scrutiny of professional educators and to meet the needs of the community.    The JROTC program is one of the Army’s contributions to assist American’s youth to become better citizens.  The program produces successful students and productive adults, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment. 


    Programand Student Learning Outcomes

    This programintends to teach cadets to:

    1.  Maximize potential for success throughlearning and self-management

    2.  Develop leadership skills

    3.  Incorporate principles and mental andphysical wellness into behaviors and decisions

    4.  Build effective relationships with peers,co-workers, and the community

    5.  Apply physical and political geography tobuilding global awareness

    6.  Correlate the rights and responsibilities ofcitizenship to the purposes of U.S.government

    7.  Relate events in U.S. history to choices andresponsibilities Americans have today

    8. Characterize the role of the military and other national service organizations in building ademocracy and maintaining peace in the democratic society


        These program outcomes describe what JROTC cadets will know and be able to do upon successful completion of the JROTCprogram.  They serve as a tool for summarizing and communicating the intended results of the JROTC program.  The program outcomes provide the foundation for mastery of the “big picture” proficiencies and help instructors and cadetsbegin and progress “with the end in mind.”

    Core Abilities

    1. Build your capacity for life-long learning

    2. Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques

    3. Take responsibility for your actions and choices

    4. Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country, and the world

    5. Treat selfand others with respect

    6. Applycritical thinking techniques


    The JROTC Coreabilities describe the broad, life-long skills that every cadet needs forsuccess in all career and life roles. They are drawn from all over-all goals and values that drive the JROTCprogram.



    WhenInstructors teach each lesson, they explicitly introduce, teach reinforce, andassess the core abilities that are designated as particularly relevantto the lesson competency.  The coreabilities will be displayed prominently in JROTC classrooms.  Cadets should know and be able to recite themearly in their JROTC experience.  Theyshould view them as the essential, value-added skills that every employerseeks.


    A competency isa major skill or ability needed to perform a task effectively andefficiently.  Performance assessment isdriven by competencies.  Each JROTClesson addresses a competency as the intended learning result.  Competencies describe discipline-specificskills, knowledge, and attitudes that are measurable and observable.  Performance standards (criteria andconditions) provide the specifications for assessing mastery of acompetency.  Cadets show they learnedcompetencies by applying them in the completion of assessment tasks thatrequire them to do one or more of the following:  make a decision, perform a skill, perform aservice, solve a problem, and create a product. To meet the needs of thecommunity, Great Falls High School JROTC educational courses are designed toemphasize strong academics, instill discipline, leadership and character inhigh school students. JROTC teaches ethical values and good citizenship,leadership skills and application, effective oral and written communication,small group activities, teamwork, developing goals in life, advanced physicalwellness, problem solving skills, backward planning, logical thinking,incentives to live drug-free, positive self-motivation, organization andmanagement skills, historical perspectives of military services, servicelearning in the community, marching precision, Orienteering, career counselingbeyond high school and motivation to graduate from high school in four years.


    TEXT:  Refer to Leadership Education and TrainingPOI, dated Sep 2006.


    Lesson plans:Student and instructor lessons plans are established IAW new JROTC corecurriculum and on interactive CDs. 



    Develop presentation skills

    Teach a class to peers

    Role model for other students at FHS

    Take charge of the Cadet Corps

    Lead Physical Fitness Training

    Live by cadet creed (inschool and outside in community)

    Be an active participant inclassroom (discussions, being quiet hurts your grade)

    Be an active participant inStaff meetings

    Establish work list andpriority of tasking.

    Lead by example (makingright choices, academics, show respect for your peers)

    Be motivated and desire tobe a senior officer

    Be motivated in physicalfitness (100% effort)

    Be positive

    Each cadet must participatein a JROTC after school activity

    Work as a team

    Must be an academic senioras a LET IV (graduate in four years)

    Wear uniform weekly

    Attend parades, allmandatory formations and meetings


    Rules in Classroom

    Complete staff-work in atimely manner IAW backward planning guide

    Turn in homework and on time

    Keep daily journal

    Enter classroom on time

    Be prepared with all materials: Pen, Pencils, and notebook

    Stay on Task

    Raise your hand to speak

    Respect the rights of others

    Clean your area before you leave room

    No gum

    NO Horseplay!

    No food or drink withoutpermission

    Use good manners (“yes sir”,“thank you”, “excuse me”)

    Be courteous

    Disrespect to instructorwill get you and reduction in Rank

    Go to restroom before class


    Assessment/ Grading


    Classroom Participation                                                10%

    Uniform                                                                         40%

    Drill & Ceremonies                                                       10%

     Physical Fitness/dress out                                                  15% (quantitative)

    Test- Curriculum/Leaders Skills/Performance-       25% (qualitative)

    Quiz -Essays/Assignments (Failure to provide an essay will result in a “0” zero.)                                                                             


    Major Events: (*Awards Ceremony, Cadet Command Inspection, Field Day, District Drill Meet, Raider Competition, Middle School Recruiting, Highway Clean-up, and Doughnut Fund Raiser)   *Mandatory Events







    A=90-100     B=80-89         C=70-79    D=60-69   F=0-59


    4pts 3.5-4.0  3pts  2.5-3.49  1.5-2.49    1.0-1.49    0 pts  Below 1.0 average -1 pt  no credit

    Parent Contact Procedures:

    You can call me any time before 3:30 PM, Mon-Fri: PH: 910 628-4483/4453


    Attendance Policy

    Please refer to FHS Student Handbook





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