• Parker High School Army JROTC Syllabus SY 2020-2021

    COURSE NAME: JROTC Leadership Education and Training (LET I, II, III, and IV)

    INSTRUCTORS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Senior Army Instructor (SAI) Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Ron White JROTC I, II, III, and IV;                                                                                                                                                                        Army Instructor (AI) (Vacant) JROTC I, II

    CONTACT INFORMATION: Office 205-231-9940, Home 205-701-5801 E-Mail: rwhite3@bhm.k12.al.us

    REQUIRED TEXT: Various texts and program materials provided by U.S. Army Cadet Command

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The JROTC program prepares scholars for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as Americans. The mission of JROTC is “To motivate young people to be better Citizens”. The program promotes graduation from high school, and provides instructional opportunities which benefit the scholar, community and nation.

    MATERIAL: All cadets are expected to have a school notebook and a pen or pencil in class. A JROTC reference book is provided to new cadets; returning cadets are expected to have one previously issued. A portfolio will be maintained in the classroom.

    GRADING SCALE: 90-100 = A; 80-89 = B; 70-79 = C; 60-69 = D; 59 or below = F
    Grades are rounded to the nearest whole number; any grade uncertainty is always resolved in the scholar’s favor.
    Planning Conference Time: Monday-Thursday from 1:00-3:00pm
    Parents are always welcome in the classroom when we get back to class; parent-teacher conferences when scheduled are by prior arrangement, please.
    GRADING POLICY: Grades are assessed on performance assessments based on mastery of various activities; class participation and application of the Army Values; Uniform Inspections and other lessons and projects. The class participation grade is a daily grade: satisfactory is 85%; cadets who demonstrate initiative, leadership qualities and are prepared for class will be
    awarded points.

    GRADING WEIGHTS: Classwork/Homework 50%, Assessment 40%, Class Participation 10%
    ASSESSMENT: Assessment is accomplished by instructor observation, personal inspection, in class and out of class projects, a journal and written tests. JROTC standards include responsibility, good behavior, effort, good citizenship and time management.

    HOMEWORK: Homework is not key to the JROTC program, but the responsibility for doing it is. Cadets are expected to complete homework assignments as quickly as possible; cadets are encouraged to ask parents/teachers/other scholars for assistance.

    LATE WORK: Missed uniform inspections are to be made up before the next scheduled inspection. Late work will be accepted IAW school policy. Cadets have 1 day per absent day to make up assignments.

    CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE: Cadets are expected to be attentive and respectful at all times. Demerits are awarded for minor offences; school detention or referral to the principal for more serious offences. (Scholars will also adhere to the Remote Learning Expectation during the 1st nine weeks or until we return back to the classroom.)

    CLASSROOM: 1. Cadets are considered “in class” when the second bell rings. 2. aily grades of those who show up late in the classroom without a pass will be reduced. 3. Cadets are expected to adhere to a higher standard of good conduct than the average high school scholar. Demerits/merits are awarded for bad/good conduct and applied to the quarterly grade accordingly. 4. Cheating is not tolerated; (See school policy and the Cadet Creed), but those caught may be reduced in rank, lose awards and be removed from any special teams.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: Cadets with an IEP or 504 Plan will be given assistance according to their plan.

    ADDITIONALINFORMATION:                                                                                                                                                                                                                Uniforms - Worn once weekly by each cadet Wednesday or Thursday all day depending on class schedule; Army and JROTC standards expected at all times.

    Activities - Color Guard, Drill Team, Fitness Team, Academic Team, community support activities, military ball, field trips. Cadets are encouraged to participate in school, JROTC and community activities. Heavy emphasis on voluntary and community service.

    Extra Credit - Earned by exceptional performance or effort. Cadets can earn merits to be applied to the quarterly grade.

    Formal Inspection - HQ, 6th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command, will conduct a formal inspection of the battalion (Date to be determined 2021).

    Field Trips - Parental permission forms will be handed out prior to any trips.
    Parents signature indicates they understand and accept responsibility for their scholar enrolling in JROTC and remote learning class for at least the first nine weeks. This syllabus will also be valid for the remainder of SY 2020-2021.

    Scholar Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _______________

    Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________________ Date: _______________

    Parent or Guardian Contact # Home _____________________ Mobile __________________

    Parker High School is committed to getting all scholars to achieve excellence in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. For the 2020 -2021 school year it is important to note that we are committed to the overall wellbeing of our scholars and staff. The school year will start with remote teaching and learning for at least the 1st nine weeks. Superintendent and the Board of Education will later reassess local conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and decide whether to continue with remote learning or choose other options.