2016-2017 Syllabus For Course
Leadership Education and Training (LET) 1-4
Junior Reserve Officer Training Course (JROTC)
Mercedes High School Year 2015-2016
Instructors: Major(R) Danielson
First Sergeant (1SG) (R) Jimenez
825-5127 Conference: Monday – Thursday 945-1125 a.m.
Course Description: The United States Army's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or 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 rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation. JROTC program is not set up to recruit and does not request or expect a military commitment of any kind. Special emphasis is placed on the appreciation of the ethical values which underlie good citizenship, to include honesty and respect for authority, development of leadership potential, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, plus appreciation of good physical fitness.
Course Expectations/Course Materials: Books are maintained in JROTC classroom. Students are expected to bring writing paper and writing instrument (pencil/pen) to class. Students are also expected to bring exercise clothing (shorts, t-shirts, and exercise shoes) on physical training days. Students are required to wear the JROTC uniform (issued free of charge)once a week or as directed by instructors.
Cadets will also be graded based on their attitude and effort. Cadets are encouraged to perform well academically in all classes, participate during class and after school activities, develop and display leadership abilities, and wear the uniform in accordance with instruction and policies. Remember that participation is the key to success, get involved, and don’t be afraid to take the challenge!
Course Timeline: End of each 6th Weeks: 2 Oct, 13 Nov, 15 Jan, 26 Feb, 15 Apr, and 2 Jun.
District Policies Special Emphasizes:
- Absences: Absence slips must be presented to each teacher upon return to school to determine eligibility for make-up work. Failure to provide excused is noted as unexcused.
- Make-Up Work:
- Unexcused Absences: Will result in a zero for the work.
- Excused Absences: Students are required to make up work immediately upon return to class. For example, if a student is absent on Uniform Day, they must wear the uniform on the day of return to school with no penalty or no later than day after return with a penalty. Students are responsible for obtaining and completing all make-up work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified as set forth my campus policy.
- Late Work: A 10% penalty will be assessed on late assignments with the exception of wear of uniform.
- In School Suspense (ISS): Will result in a zero grade for each day. Misconduct of this nature is a strict violation of JROTC values and Cadet Creed.
Tests/Scheduled Assignments/Quizzes: 30% (includes uniform wear)
Daily Work 60% (this includes physical training PT)
Note: Behave as a gentleman/lady would at all time; prepared for class; appropriate attitude and work habits; and support after-school Junior ROTC commitments and attendance.