Army JROTC Fact Sheet
JROTC Charter – To make better citizens and productive members of the community by allowing them the opportunity to continue their growth and achieve their goals in life through leadership, education, discipline, motivation, and last but not least, hard work on the student’s part. This elective will complement students required secondary education curriculum and focus on the development of making better citizens through the instruction of skills in leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness, in a structured interactive environment.
JROTC Objectives –
1) Educate students to succeed in high school and life beyond high school.
2) Build teamwork – stress seven values through a simple acronym for leadership: (LDRSHIP) – Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal courage.
3) Challenge students to make goals in life, to make a plan to attain those goals, and to provide direction as required so students achieve their goals.
4) Provide students with leadership responsibilities and opportunities as members of the class.
5) Conduct hands-on interactive learning and most importantly, have fun doing so.
JROTC Curriculum –
1) The curriculum 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 the program’s mission statement, “To motivate young people to become better citizens.” The curriculum prepares 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 benefit the student and community. The JROTC curriculum consists of several programs of instruction. Madatory classes consist of six (6) major blocks under Leadership Education Training (LET): Citizenship in Action; Leadership Theory and Application; Foundations for Success; Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid; Geography, Map Skills and Environment Awareness; and Citizenship in American History and Government. These six areas complement students’ required secondary education curriculum with primary focus on the development of citizenship skills in a structured interactive environment. There are four (4) LET classes that students take in sequence each year. Cadets can take LET 1-4 contingent upon their curriculum track and total number of electives allowed.
2) Additionally, the JROTC program will continue to attend JROTC summer camp to supplement the on-campus curriculum for selected upper class students. For those attending, added focus is placed on developing student’s character and leadership skills. Summer Camp is a practical application of course curriculum taught throughout JROTC that challenges students with hands-on leadership duties and responsibilities.
JROTC Class Size – The JROTC program has two (2) teachers, SFC (Ret) David Frazier and Col. (Ret) Nickey Philpot. As a result, student/teacher ratio and class size per teacher can be 30 students with overload capability to 35 students if required. SFC Frazier instructs primarily the basic course students (LET 1-2s) while Col. Philpot teaches the advanced course students (LET 3-4s). JROTC classes are combined with all LET level cadets thus allowing the basic and advanced course cadets opportunities to interface through hands-on leadership scenarios and applications. Both teachers instruct five (5) periods. Each class period is referred to as a Company with designated phonetic alphabet names. School Year 2007-2008 the company names will be: Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee, Zulu, and Alpha Companies. All JROTC classes make up the Corps of Cadets commonly referred to as the Cavalier Battalion.