DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
US ARMY JROTC BATTALION. LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL
216 NORTH DARLINGTON STREET
LAMAR, SC 29069-9302
JROTC LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND TRAINING (LET) I, II, III, IV
Instructors: MAJ (RET) Basil W. Atwood. Jr.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Room Phone: (843) 326-7558
SFC (RET) Charles A. Woods
Class Room Phone: (843) 326-7569
Location: Lamar High School. JROTC BLD 210 Total Time: School Year
Textbooks: Cadet Core Textbooks (Units 1-7) and Cadet Reference
Equipment and Supplies: Course Description: The entire JROTC Curriculm is automated and available to every cadet and instructor at the following website known as the JROTC Portal (https://usarmyjrotc.com/). Core and Unit level classroom books are available both in class and online on the JROTC Portal homepage. Instructors use a variety of computer based equipment to include video and audio materials to supplement and conduct classroom instruction. Each classroom is equiped with a Classroom Performance System and other interactive activities and programs are provided throughout the Program of Instruction to assist instructors in presenting both the core and advanced curriculum. The Instructor's lesson plan also provides links to additional interactive programs and supplemental resources for optional use in the course. Marksmanship equipment includes Daisy Pellet Air Rifles and associated shooting equipment. Supplies include all military equipment, uniforms and accouterments issued to cadets.
Program Objectives and Mission:
The JROTC program prepares Lamar High School cadets for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program will provide a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program which has the mission to “To motivate young people to be better citizens.”
Desired Learning Outcomes:
· Maximize potential for success through learning and self-management
· Develop leadership skills
· Incorporate principles of mental and physical wellness into behaviors and decisions
· Build effective relationships with peers, co-workers, and the community
· Apply physical and political geography to building global awareness
· Correlate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the purposes of the U.S. government
· Relate events in U.S. history to choices and responsibilities Americans have today
· Characterize the role of the military and other national service organizations in building a democracy and maintaining peace in a democratic society
Program of Instruction:
Unit 1: Foundations of Army JROTC and Getting Involved
Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application
Unit 3: Foundations for Success
Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness and First-Aid
Unit 5: Geography and Earth Science
Unit 6: Citizenship and American History
Unit 7: Air Rifle Safety and Marksmanship
Additional Subjects: Units 1 through 7 total 140 of the annual 180 hours. The remaining 40 hours include administration/testing/inspections (in/out processing, uniform issue/turn in, parade/briefing/demonstration rehearsals, inspections, award presentations, and promotion ceremonies).
Grading System: The grading system within the JROTC Department conforms to the school letter grading system. Important factors included in grades include the cadet’s manner of performance during inspections, drill practices, parades and ceremonies. The cadet’s overall demonstrated courtesy, discipline and classroom decorum, not only in JROTC classes, but also throughout the school. Additionally, the military instructors will take into consideration wearing of the uniform on prescribed days and the manner in which it is worn. That is, evaluations are made of haircuts, shaves, shoes shined, brass polished, cleanliness and pressing of uniforms, and proper placement of brass, name tags, and wearing the authorized cadet awards and decorations.
Determining Student Grades:
Unit tests (written, oral & performance) Weekly Uniform Inspection
Weekly Quiz Drill Performance
Class Assignments Monthly Cadet Challenge
Homework/Worksheets Leadership Assignments
Conduct & Class Participation Extracurricular Participation
Participation in extracurricular teams and community service is also used in determining the cadet’s final grade. Student grades and attendance may be viewed at any time through the Parent Portal.
This year in December, the Regional Formal Inspection will be conducted and it is a mandatory cadet event and is counted as a major examination. This inspection is held only one day every third year, therefore, no make- up test is possible for this event.
Community Activities and Extracurricular Activities: Cadets are encouraged to participate in parades, community and school events as members of the Corps of Cadets as requested by the city, school and outside units and agencies. Extracurricular teams include rifle team, drill team, color guard, and honor guard. Opportunities to participate in a variety extracurricular activities are available throughout the school year.
Make-Up Policy: Cadets are responsible for work missed when absent and must contact the instructor to make arrangements for completing the missed work within one week of the date of absence or upon their return to school. All JROTC instructors are available for make-up work after school, during prep periods, and at other times if necessary.
Classroom Discipline: The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. We believe the cornerstone to this effort is discipline. In JROTC our cadets are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which will reflect great credit upon themselves, their families, Lamar High School and the community. The JROTC Program values include: character, student achievement, fitness, leadership, teamwork, personal and social responsibility, selfless service to the community and others, and American heritage and history.
Undisciplined cadets who are unwilling to properly conduct themselves will be encouraged to correct their deficiencies. The negative consequences of misbehavior in the classroom are in accordance with both school policy and the regulatory directions governing the conduct of the Army JROTC program.
Good behavior and performance in the program can result in the following positive actions:
• Awards, decorations and public recognition
• Field trip participation and administrative duties requiring trust
• Written or verbal commendations and positive calls to parents
• Promotion or assignment to increasingly higher duty positions
• Recommendation for advanced promotion upon entry to the Armed Forces ,advanced placement credit in the Senior ROTC College Program and/or recommendation for Military Academy or JROTC College Scholarship