Syllabus

                         Army JROTC Rattler Battalion

Course Syllabus

School Year 2017-2018

 

COURSE TITLE: JROTC Leadership, Education and Training              

INSTRUCTORS: SGM (Ret) Roberto Rodriguez, MAJ (Ret) MANUEL NOYOLA

OFFICE: JROTC building  

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45am to 5:30 pm

CONFERENCE PERIOD: 1st block (08:05 to 9:30)

TUTORING TIME:  4:15 to 5:00 pm daily.

PHONE:  580-5300 Ext 1284 (SGM Rodriguez), and ext 1281 (MAJ NOYOLA)

 

GENERAL PROCEDURES

1. Course Description:

The Junior Reserve Officer training Corps (JROTC) program is a cooperative effort on the part of the United States Army and the Sharyland Independent School District. JROTC 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 will benefit the student, community, and nation. The mission of JROTC is, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.”

2.  Course Goals: 

            a.  Teach students the value of citizenship and leadership.

            b.  Provide service support to both SHS and to the local communities.

            c.  Teach personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.      

3.  Conditions for Enrollment:

            a.  Students must be enrolled at Sharyland  High School to participate in JROTC and any special team activity.

            b.  Maintain an acceptable standard of conduct and be of good moral character.

            c.  Wear military uniform to class when instructed.

            c.  Students must be responsive to instructor authority and cadet chain of command through observance of rules and regulations. 

4.  Conditions for Dis-enrollment 
In all cases, a cadet will be considered for dis-enrollment when he or she:

  1. Fails to keep acceptable standards within JROTC of academic achievement, conduct, appearance, or attendance.

b.  Exhibits undesirable character traits, such as:

            (1)  Lying, cheating, or stealing

            (2)  Unauthorized possession or use of illegal drugs or substances

            (3)  Frequent incidents of a discreditable nature with civil or school authorities.

            (4)  Exhibits an indifference to and lack of interest in leadership training.              

5.  Uniforms and Equipment

            a.  All equipment, textbooks, and uniform  items are provided to the student at no charge.

            b.  Items must be returned at the end of each semester undamaged. If items are lost or damaged beyond what is considered fair wear and tear, the student is required to replace or repair such items.

            c.  Student will be given and incomplete for their semester grade until all uniforms and equipment issued are returned.

GRADING PROCEDURES

1.  Course Evaluation.

            a.   Method of evaluation will include: written exams, quizzes, practical exercises, home work assignment, weekly wear of JROTC uniform, and demonstrated marching skills.         

            b.  Student performance will be evaluated in the areas of academics and military  skills for each six-week grading period.                    

GRADED ITEMS
  

Academics :
-  Classroom practical exercises                         

                      -  Chapter Examinations                        

                       - Quizzes                                              

                       -  Home work Assignments

                    Military Skills:

                      - Leadership LAB                                

                        - Wear of Military Uniform                  

             c.  Wear of Military  Uniform.  Students will be evaluated each week in wear of prescribed uniform for that week. The grade for uniform wear will be based on number 1) if student is wearing the uniform, and number 2) is the uniform properly worn as prescribed by Cadet Command’s FI inspection criteria.

            d.  JROTC Textbook. Depending on pace of each chapter instruction, students will be administered a chapter examination, at least one chapter practical exercise and a chapter quiz. Normally, we will complete between two and three chapters each grading period. Number of quizzes will depend upon class involvement. 

3. Nine weeks Grades.

            a. The course grade for each six week grading period will be in accordance with district policy.

            b.  Grades will be weighted in the following areas:

                        Examinations               (Academics)              Major

                        Drill & Ceremony        (Leadership Lab)      Major

                        Cadet Knowledge        (Academic)                Minor

                        Quizzes                        (Academics)              Minor

                        Homework                   (Academics)              Minor

                        Inspections                   (Military skills)         Major           

4.  Semester Examination

            a. A semester examination will be administered covering all JROTC textbook chapters that were completed. Part of the semester exam will include a written essay on a citizenship related topic.           

            b. Criteria for determining semester examination grade will be 25% for written essay and 75% for final exam.                      

            c. Students will also have the opportunity to earn points that will be applied to their semester exam throughout the semester by earning community service points awarded for JROTC sponsored activities. A semester activity calendar and points awarded for each activity will be posted on the cadet bulletin board.

5.  Make-up Policy

            a.  Weekly Uniform Wear. Students that do not wear the prescribed uniform for that week will have the opportunity to wear the uniform the next school day for a make-up grade.  A maximum grade of 70 will only be given for make-up.                       

            b.  JROTC textbook chapter exams. Students who fail to achieve a passing grade on a chapter exam will have the opportunity to retake the exam within one week. A maximum grade of 70 will only be given for retests.           

c. Homework assignments. Ten points will be deducted for being late each day after the date the homework assignment was due.  

            c.  Extra Credit is available for students in need, but you must coordinate in advance.

CADET RANKS

1. Permanent Ranks

All Cadet will earn cadet rank pending on either how many semesters they have been in JROTC or if they are holding a company or battalion leadership position.. If a cadet is not in an active leadership position, they will wear the following permanent rank:

Semester in JROTC

Rank

LET 1 Fall

Private

LET 1 Spring

Corporal

LET 2 Fall

Sergeant

LET 2 Spring

Staff Sergeant

LET 3 Fall

Sergeant First Class

LET 3 Spring

No promotion

LET 4 Fall

Master Sergeant

LET 4 Spring

2nd Lieutenant

 

CADET BOARDS

1. Promotion Board.

a.  The battalion while conduct two promotion boards each school.

            A1. Fall semester promotions November.

            A2. Spring semester promotions April

b. Promotions will be conducted by the  Company Leadership based on uniform wear, class behavior, attitude, and JROTC knowledge.

c. Before a cadet goes through a promotion board, they must first be recommended by their Platoon Leadership. If a cadet has three or more referrals, and/or on probation, they are ineligible for promotion and must wait for the next scheduled board.

2. Disciplinary Board.

The battalion staff will convene a disciplinary board when a cadet is referred by Company leadership for excessive infractions. Infractions can include but are not limited to: not wearing uniform, poor conduct or behavior. The battalion board, who gives their recommendation to the senior Army Instructor, may recommend removal from JROTC program, reduction in rank or position, probation, nor no action.

UNIFORM WEAR POLICY

In the event a cadet does not have an excuse from either instructor, the following policy will be initiated.

            a.  1st time in semester no uniform wear:  cadet counseling and 0 grade for that day.

            b.  2nd time in semester no uniform: parents contacted, placed on probation for  rest of semester and 0 grade.

            c.  3rd  time in semester: forwarded to battalion disciplinary for possible disenrollment from JROTC  program and 0 grade.

RETURN OF JROTC PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

All students will sign for personal equipment through a government hand receipt. When a student leaves JROTC class, they are required to turn in all government and school property and clear their hand receipt before clearing JROTC. . In the event a student leaves without properly clearing receipt, their names will be submitted to school administrators to recover and possible disciplinary actions. Students may be charge for damages beyond what is considered fair wear and tear. Costs would be the replacement value of the item. 

JROTC PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION

The following classes will be taught in school year 2014-2015. Classes are based on Program of Instruction hours per subject. Classes taught are tentative based on successful student progress.

FALL SEMESTER

  

LET 1

LET 2

LET 3

LET 4

TOTAL

Mandatory Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 1-Citizenship in Action

10

 

2

6

18

 

Unit 2-Leadership Theory & Application

12

24

24

24

84

 

Unit 3-Foundations for Success

16

 

36

0

52

 

Unit 4-Wellness, Fitness and First Aid

 

28

 

 

28

 

Unit 5-Geography, Map Skills & Environmental Awareness

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 6-Citizenship in American History & Government

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Activity/Leader Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Application

20

20

20

20

80

 

Cadet Challenge

10

10

10

10

40

Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Learning/Community Service*

10

10

10

10

40

 

Administration/Testing/Inspections

24

24

24

24

96

 

Additional Required Teaching & Leadership Hours

0

0

0

34

34

State & JROTC Elective Hours

64

62

52

50

228

TOTAL HOURS

178

178

178

178

712







 

SPRING SEMESTER

 

  

LET 1

LET 2

LET 3

LET 4

TOTAL

Mandatory Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 1-Citizenship in Action

12

8

8

6

34

 

Unit 2-Leadership Theory & Application

6

 

12

10

30

 

Unit 3-Foundations for Success

16

 

 

16

32

 

Unit 4-Wellness, Fitness and First Aid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 5-Geography, Map Skills & Environmental Awareness

 

2

 

 

2

 

Unit 6-Citizenship in American History & Government

 

36

16

 

52

Physical Activity/Leader Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Application

20

20

20

20

80

 

Cadet Challenge

10

10

10

10

40

Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Learning/Community Service*

10

10

10

10

40

 

Administration/Testing/Inspections

24

24

24

24

96

 

Additional Required Teaching & Leadership Hours

0

0

0

34

34

State & JROTC Elective Hours

80

68

78

48

274

TOTAL HOURS

178

178

178

178

712







 

 

 

 

PARENTAL STATEMENT & STUDENT STATEMENT

FOR SY 2017-2018
 
JROTC SYLLABUS
 

By signing below, I confirmed that I have read and understood the Sharyland High School JROTC course syllabus which includes grading procedures and weekly requirement to wear the military uniform to school. I also understand that all uniforms and equipment must be returned at the end of school  year, otherwise I will be required to pay for any missing or damaged items.

 

 

 

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