Course InformationPosted by Major Rick Parker on 9/23/2016 10:30:00 PMSenior Army Instructor: Major Rick Parker 281-641-5462
Students may fulfill State graduation physical education and/or elective requirements by successfully completing the following Junior ROTC courses. A maximum of 1.5 credits may be substituted for the physical education graduation requirement with the remaining Junior ROTC credits applying toward elective graduation requirement.
LET I (5850) 1 Credit
Grade Level: 9 Level Grade Points
Foundation of Army JROTC and Getting Involved: JROTC and patriotic introduction
Being a Leader- Leadership Lab: Leadership defined, Principals of leadership, Leading from inside out
Know Yourself, Study Skills, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution,
Appreciating Diversity, Becoming an Active Leader.
Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle, First Aid Emergencies, Drug Awareness, Substance Abuse Prevention
The Globe: The Globe and Overview and You The People- The Citizenship Skill: Your job as an American Citizen
LET II (5851) 1 Credit
Grade Level: 10 Level Grade Points
Prerequisite: LET I
Recap LET I
Know How to Lead: Power Bases + Influence, Styles of Leadership, Management Skills, Motivation Development
Know Yourself, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution , Teaching Skills, Social Responsibility Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle, First Aid Emergencies, Drug Awareness, Substance Abuse Prevention
Maps, Map Reading, and Land Navigation: Introduction to Maps
The Citizen Action Group Process, The Foundation of a Nation, Growth of a Nation, Sources of Power
LET III (5852) 1 Credit
Grade Level: 11 Level Grade Points
Prerequisite: LET II
Recap LET II/ The Nation’s Defense Forces: DOD, Army, Navy, Air force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines
Leading Situations: Performance Indicators, Negotiating Decision Making, Planning Battalion Formations
Conflict Resolution, Career Planning, Planning skills, Financial Planning, Medication, Emotional Intelligence, and Service Learning.
Taking the Cadet Challenge: Fitness
Orienteering: Elementary Orienteering, Environmental Awareness, Exploring the World
The Federal Judicial System: Enforcing the Law, John Marshall and Judicial Review
LET IV (5853) 1 Credit
Grade Level: 12 Level Grade Points
Prerequisite: LET III
Recap LET III
Leading Situations: Leading Meetings, Supervising, Team Development, Project Management, Mentoring
College/ Career Planning, Planning Skills, Making a Difference through Service, Emotional Intelligence, Creating a Portfolio
Taking the Cadet Challenge: Fitness
Orienteering: Intermediate Orienteering, Environmental Issues, Exploring the World
Local Issues and Answers: Democracy and Freedom, Local Government, Presidential Power
What is JROTC?Posted by Major Rick Parker on 9/23/2016 12:10:00 PM
FACT SHEET FOR SUMMER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL JROTC
JUNIOR ROTC IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF COURSE THAT IS BOTH INTERESTING AND FUN. THIS SHEET WILL EXPLAIN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT MAKE IT UNIQUE.
WHAT IS JROTC? The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or JROTC Program includes full credit as an elective. It provides interesting classroom instruction combined with the opportunity to serve the school and community, participate in extracurricular activities, enjoy active social programs, and an opportunity for early leadership responsibilities. Students who desire may substitute JROTC for Physical Education courses that are required for graduation.
WHAT EXACTLY IS TAUGHT IN JROTC CLASSES? The material covered in JROTC varies throughout the year, with short segments on a variety of topics related to leadership, the Armed Forces, and the nation. This includes U.S. military and American history, government, personal hygiene, human relations, people skills, staff functions and procedures, first aid, military map reading, techniques of communication, drill and ceremony, marksmanship, and orienteering.
WILL I BE IN THE ARMED FORCES OR HAVE TO GO TO THE SERVICE?
NO! There is no obligation of any kind, and most students don't have an interest in going into the military service after graduation. For those who are interested in the Armed Services, there are some very special benefits.
WHAT ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS, ARE THEY IN ARMED FORCES?
NO! JROTC teachers are retired military officers and senior Non-commissioned officers. They are faculty members and employees of the Humble Independent School District like other teachers, but are certified by their military branch to teach JROTC.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST? There are no special costs associated with this course. The course, materials, uniforms, supplies, and equipment are mostly covered by the military or the school. Personal items such as under garments and such things as meals on field trips are not covered. Fund-raising projects are scheduled as needed to raise money for special equipment, competitions and projects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS I CAN GAIN FROM THE COURSE? Aside from normal benefits of an excellent high school course, there are some major benefits:
Most of the military services promote up to two pay grades (two ranks) advanced standing for the people who first enlist after having successfully completed Junior ROTC in High School. This is over $332.00 a month increase in pay compared to those coming in at entry level pay grades.
Many colleges give advanced standing and credit for completion of the JROTC program to students who are in enrolled in college ROTC. For those who are interested in fully paid college scholarships worth up to $70,000 each and service Academy appointments worth up to $353,000, numerous scholarships are awarded to qualified high school students annually.
WHAT KIND OF CREDIT CAN I GET FOR JROTC? The course carries full elective credit toward graduation just like all other academic courses. In addition, JROTC may be substituted for physical education or may be taken as an additional elective in conjunction with physical education to meet graduation requirements.
ARE BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS ENROLLED? Yes, the course consists of about 50% of each gender. Leadership positions are available to both sexes equally.
DO I WEAR A UNIFORM? A fitted uniform is provided free to students while they are enrolled in JROTC and is worn once a week on the designated uniform day. It is an honor to wear the uniform.
DO BOYS HAVE TO GET SHORT HAIRCUTS? Boy's hair must be neatly trimmed and meet minimum dress code standards established by the school: however "Whitewalled" haircuts are not required. Some of the extracurricular teams have established their own standards for competitions, but participation on those teams and meeting their requirements are optional. No fad hair styles will be permitted. Hair must be one color only and natural.
CAN I STILL GO OUT FOR BAND OR VARSITY SPORTS? Certainly, JROTC students are in every phase of the school from varsity football to band, choir, and student government. Whenever possible, JROTC extracurricular team practices are scheduled so as not to conflict with other practices and meetings.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES JROTC TAKE? You can spend as much or as little time as you want. You must go to class just like your other courses, but activities like drill team, color guard, marksmanship teams and other events are optional. They are there for you if your grades allow and you want to participate. Certainly, the more involved you are, the more benefits you are likely to get from the course.
TELL ME ABOUT SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO JROTC STUDENTS!
The JROTC unit supports a wide range of activities, with the exact number depending on the interests of the students. There are too many possible activities to cover in detail in a fact sheet. Mentioned above are things like fancy competition drill teams, marksmanship teams, and color guard. There is summer camp, there are group-sponsored social activities, there is an annual formal military awards banquet, there are trips locally and to distant places, which are not only interesting, but fun as well. And there are numerous other ways to be become involved and to have fun.
WHAT KIND OF RECOGNITION CAN I GET FOR MY PARTICIPATION IN JROTC?
There are a large number of awards, which are given for participation and achievement in JROTC. Some awards are given by the unit, or by the school, and others by local civic / patriotic groups. All are available for everyone to seek based on involvement, performance, conduct, and being an active part of the group.
WHAT ABOUT LEADERSHIP TRAINING? JROTC is the only formal course in the district, which has formal instruction in leadership. The course encourages practical application by giving the students the opportunity to run their extracurricular groups and manage many aspects of the JROTC program.
I’M GOING TO COLLEGE. IS THIS GOOD PREPARATION? JROTC course material is academically sound and enhances the college preparatory curriculum. JROTC is always well represented in the ranks of the National Honor Society, National Merit Scholarship and other scholarship winners.
HOW CAN I ENROLL? If you are in the eighth grade and will be enrolled in high school, or a high school student for the coming school year and have no serious medical problems, all you have to do is list JROTC as a course selection. If all academic and other requirements are met, you will be enrolled.
WHAT IF I ENROLL AND DON'T LIKE IT? You shouldn't sign up for a course you do not want; however, sometimes it is difficult to know about something new. If you find that JROTC is not for you, your counselor and the JROTC instructors will work to find you an alternative course. You should, however, give careful consideration to the requirements of the JROTC course before enrolling.
I WANT MORE INFORMATION! Your high school counselor or one of the high school JROTC instructor can answer all your questions. There is someone in the JROTC office, before and after school, throughout the weekday, twelve (11) months a year.Contact the JROTC at 281-641-5462
Ask for Major Rick Parker (Senior Army Instructor)