AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC (GA-933)
GENERAL COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE NAME: AEROSPACE STUDIES / LEADERSHIP STUDIES
The Mission of Air Force JROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course consists of three components: Aerospace Science (40%), Leadership Education (40%), and Wellness/Physical Fitness (20%). The Aerospace Science I portion is a course study in Aviation history (100), Cultural Studies (200), or Space Environment (300).The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets. Leadership Education introduces the student to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program, while instilling elements of good citizenship, develops informed citizens; strengthens and develops character; develops study habits and time management; wear of the Air Force uniform; and Air Force customs, courtesies and drill skills are introduced. Additionally, cadets will be taught the fundamentals of Drill and Ceremonies. This portion of the course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of the command voice. Students are provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have the opportunity to personally learn drill. Most of the work is to be hands-on. The Wellness/Physical Fitness portion will incorporate the Cadet Health and Wellness Program (CHWP). The CHWP is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a Presidential Physical Fitness standard calculated with age and gender. The goal of the CHWP is to motivate JROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education I. Students WILL wear the Air Force JROTC uniform weekly (Thursday) and the issued PT uniform on Fridays.
CREDIT HOURS: 1Elective Credit for the entire year (must complete both semesters)
INSTRUCTOR’S NAMES: Major Jason Huffman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TSgt Lorenzo Simpson (email@example.com)
JROTC Office Phone – (706–554-0059)
Leadership Education/Drill and Ceremonies:
Wellness and Physical Fitness
ALL CADETS MUST HAVE A SIGNED PARENTAL CONSENT FORM ON RECORD BEFORE THEY CAN PARTICPATE IN PHYSICAL FITNESS ACTIVITIES.
UNIFORM DAY: THURSDAY and Special Events such District and School functions. Cadets are required to wear their Physical Training uniform on FRIDAYS.
GRADING PROCEDURES: Grades from the Aerospace Science portion of the course count 40% of the AFJROTC final grade and will be graded by the SASI. The Leadership Education and Drill portion of the grade counts 40% of the final grade and will be graded by the ASI. The wellness portion of the program counts for the remaining 20% of the final grade and will be graded by the SASI and/or ASI. Drill will be evaluated by the ASI and the SASI. HABITUAL NON-WEAR OF THE UNIFORM AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN STANDARDS WILL RESULT IN A FAILING GRADE AND DISMISSAL FROM THE PROGRAM. Grades will be computed in accordance with standard district grading policy. For fitness and wellness, students will be graded by participation and “dress-out”. 50% for participation, 50% for wearing issued fitness uniform.
Class Attendance, Preparation & Participation
Exams (Midterm & Final)
Parades, Special Events
GRADING SCALE: As set by Burke County High School
Grade Required Percentage
F 69 and below
UNIFORM WEAR (Major Grade): Uniform wear is a large part of the Air Force JROTC program. ALL cadets are required to wear the appropriate uniform each THURSDAY, from the start of the school day until released. Make-up day for absences on uniform day is the following MONDAY, to receive full credit. Any missed uniform day due to an absence must be made up before the next uniform day (Thursday). Monday wear receives full credit, Tuesday wear receives 75% of full credit, Wednesday wear receives 50% of full credit. There will be no make-up uniform days other than those stated above. If the student is present on Thursday and fails to wear the uniform or fails to wear the uniform all day, this will result in a “0” (zero) grade for that uniform day. There are no make-up uniform days allowed for students who were present but failed to wear the uniform. If a student is in ISS or OSS for a Thursday uniform wear or a Friday PT session, they will receive an automatic “0” (zero) and will not be allowed to make-up. Students in ISS on a Thursday wear day WILL NOT wear the JROTC uniform that day. No student will wear a JROTC uniform while serving in ISS. Multiple failures to wear your uniform can lead to disenrollment from the course. Cadets are required to wear their issued Physical Fitness uniforms on Fridays unless otherwise directed. Failure to turn in uniforms by the end of the course/year will result in an overall “I” incomplete grade for the course and the Principal notified. Additionally, the student will be placed on the “Fines/Holds” list until the uniforms are paid for/returned. ALL UNIFORMS MUST BE PROFESSIONALLY DRY-CLEANED AND TURNED IN WITH PROOF OF RECEIPT BY MAY 5, 2017.
EXAMS (Major Grade): Two types of major exams will be administered during the course: midterms and finals. Tests will be a comprehensive assessment of all material taught since the last test. These tests will cover the concepts taught in all portions (AS, LE, Wellness) of the AFJROTC I curriculum.
CLASS ATTENDANCE, PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION (Daily Grade): Today’s workforce does not earn a paycheck unless they show up ready for work. Cadets earn grades commensurate with their class participation and effort. Cadets who are not present or prepared cannot participate fully in class. This is especially key to drill and physical fitness. Class preparation includes cadet adherence to proper grooming standards daily as outlined in Air Force Instruction and school dress code.
QUIZZES (Daily Grade): Daily quizzes will be administered throughout the course. Quizzes will cover all material taught since the last quiz or test.
HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period, unless otherwise directed or the cadet has an excused absence that day. For excused absences, the assignment will be due on the next class day that the cadet is present. Assignments not turned in on the due date because of an unexcused absence will receive a “0” (zero) grade for that assignment.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Cadets will have multiple opportunities to perform Air Force JROTC sponsored community service during each semester. This will also be a major part of their grade.
CURRICULUM IN ACTION TRIPS (CIA)/FIELD TRIPS: Throughout the semester, the cadets will have opportunities to participate in school-sponsored activities that serve as an extension of the AFJROTC curriculum. These trips may include college visits or military base visits, etc. Cadets must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to participate.
CLASS BEHAVIOR: The nature of the AFJROTC mission, as well as its high visibility within the school and community, requires it members to adhere to higher standards than might be found among the student population. Inappropriate behavior, in or out of uniform, is prohibited while in participating in AFJROTC. This behavior includes, but is not limited to, consuming alcohol, drug abuse, tobacco use, horseplay, public displays of affection, fighting, disparaging remarks, insubordination, disrespect, verbal threats and physical attacks.
CELL PHONES: Cell phone policy is in accordance with school district instructions. Cell phones must remain turned off and out of sight during the instructional day. Students who use the telecommunications device during the school day, will have the device confiscated. Parents may pick up the confiscated device from the assistant principal’s office. Any student who refuses to turn over their cell phone will be considered insubordinate and will receive additional disciplinary consequences.
EXPECTATIONS FOR CADETS
Monday – Aerospace Studies
Tuesday – Aerospace Studies
Wednesday – Leadership Education / Exams (All exams will be given on a Wednesday)
Thursday – Leadership Day – all cadets MUST wear the issued AF JROTC Uniform
Friday – Physical Training – all cadets MUST wear the issued JROTC Fitness Uniform and participate in activity
TUTORING AND EXTRA ASSISTANCE:
JROTC Tutoring is available on Thursdays – 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm in room 704
FIGHTING AND DISRESPECTING FACULTY: Any JROTC Cadet that is involved in a fight or has been reported to be disrespectful to any faculty member will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Penalties could include: removal from a leadership position, demotion in rank, or removal from the JROTC program.
INFORMATION: Information will be relayed each day in class, through REMIND ME messages and via the JROTC Webpage at: http://bchs.burke.k12.ga.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=409014&type=d&pREC_ID=891537
ACTIVITY FEE - $20.00 -- Make check payable to “BCHS AF JROTC” or can pay cash. Receipts will be given.
AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC
Burke County High School
1057 Perimeter Road
Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to personally welcome you and your student to the Burke County High School Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program. I know that your student will find AFJROTC both challenging and rewarding. To ensure that both you and your student understand the expectations of the JROTC program, please read the attached documents that outline the curriculum to be covered and class rules and expectations. Please review all documents and sign the last 2 pages and return them with your student back to school to their AFJROTC instructor by Wednesday, August 10, 2016. One form acknowledges receipt of this information and your understanding and the other form is a “Physical Fitness Waiver” form that is mandatory to be signed and returned in order for your student to participate in after-school activities and physical training. There is also a mandatory $20.00 activity fee, please make personal checks out to “BCHS” or pay cash to instructors. This fee is due no later than September 1, 2016.
Classroom supplies needed on back of page.
If you have any questions about AFJROTC or the information in this packet, please feel free to call me, Major Jason Huffman or TSgt Lorenzo Simpson at (706) 554-0059.
Jason R. Huffman, Maj, USAF (Retired)
Senior Aerospace Studies Instructor, GA-933