Mililani High School
Army JROTC Course Syllabus LET 2-4
LTC (ret) Tim Schiller, 808-627-4171, Email Timothy_Schiller@notes.k12.hi.us
1SG (ret) Reinaldo Gonzalez, 808-627-4251, Email Reinaldo_Gonzalez-Ruiz@notes.k12.hi.us
JROTC is a unique High School Course based solidly on the foundation of leadership and citizenship.
Cadet Learning Outcomes: As a JROTC cadet you are embarking on one of the most interesting and valuable educational experiences of your high school career. In JROTC you will be given the chance to participate in your education and will learn to be a better citizen. The program provides you with tools and skills you can use to succeed in high school, but far more importantly; these tools and skills will be useful for the remainder of your life.
- Appreciate the ethical values that underlie good citizenship
- Develop leadership potential and learn to live and work cooperatively with others
- Think logically and communicate both orally and in writing
- Appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintain good health
- Understand ways to resist negative peer pressure and support others
- Develop mental management abilities
- Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture and with the history, purpose, and structure of the military services
- Understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future
- Learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities and develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team
Textbooks: Leadership and Education Training (LET 1-4).
Requirements: Attend class: Class attendance is recorded in ESIS and Edline, and all material covered in the classroom is what the quizzes and tests are about. There are also a number of in-class assignments that can only be completed in class. Participate in class discussions: Contributing to class discussion is an important aspect to share your knowledge and experiences. **Staff and Special Teams members are required to take all quizzes and exams as other Trojan Cadets in the Battalion**
Mandatory JROTC Events: A mandatory event is where all cadets in the Battalion must attend that activity. If a Cadet misses the event without an excused absence, he/she will receive an “F” for the mandatory event. The following events are mandatory for School Year 2014/15. **Note Dates listed below are subject to change**
- 28 Aug (Thurs) – Battalion Leadership Lab (BLL)
- 30 Aug (Sat) – JROTC Organization Day (Bellows)
- 26 Sep (Fri) – Homecoming Parade
- 17 Oct (Fri) – Mink Pink Mililani HS ORG Day
- 11 Nov (Tue) – Wahiawa Veterans Day Parade
- 20 Nov (Thurs) – Battalion Leadership Lab (BLL)
- 29 Jan (Thurs) – Battalion Leadership Lab (BLL)
- 21 Feb (Sat) – 2nd Annual Talent Show (Mililani Hosts Event at the Cafeteria)
- 26 Feb (Thurs) – Battalion Leadership Lab (BLL)
- 2 Apr (Thurs) - Battalion Leadership Lab (BLL)
- 29 Apr (Wed) - Governor’s Review
- 30 Apr (Thurs) – Battalion Leadership Lab (BLL)
- 7 May (Thurs) – 3rd JROTC Awards Ceremony (MHS Cafeteria)
- Dates to be announced: Service Learning, School Service, or Community Service – Throughout the semester, opportunities will be offered for cadets to attend at least one of these events, it is mandatory that cadets participate, and will be tracked by our Service Learning Coordinator and Battalion Adjutant. Some examples are: Football Game Parking and Clean-up, reading to after-school students at the YMCA , marsh clean-up, clean-up project at Schofield Barracks, Organization Day at the Middle School, visiting the VA hospital at Tripler, painting the outside of the JROTC portables.
Negative Behavior: Cadets are expected to demonstrate pride and loyalty to the school through their behavior. JROTC are expected to treat others with respect and courtesy, individual behavior should not interfere with the rights of others, and students are expected not to harass others verbally or physically. Cadets that display negative behavior to instructors, faculty, or other cadets/students are a violation of CCR 145-2, dtd 1 Sep 2010. These cadets will not be allowed to participate in after school programs, such as Drill Team, Honor Guard, Color Guard, or other incentive events such as the Military Ball, WAC, Spring Camp, Field Trips, ALTC, or BLC. Additionally, cadets may be disenrolled from JROTC for the following reasons:
1). Uniform inspections for the Cadets are conducted on a weekly basis as established by the Army Instructors. Wearing the prescribed JROTC uniform on a weekly basis, as noted on the training schedule, this syllabus, or classroom announcements is mandatory. Cadets are responsible for any lost or damage uniform items, additionally JROTC pants must be dry-cleaned, failure to dry clean will damage the uniform and cadets will be responsible for damages. When a cadet completes their service obligation in JROTC, the entire uniform must be returned including the Hat/beret, shirt/blouse, belt, buckle, pants, shoes, ranks and insignia,
Pants/shirt/blouse must be returned from a professional dry cleaner, or the records of the student will have a uniform obligation applied until cleared.
** If a cadet is absent the day of the uniform inspection, the cadet must make up the uniform inspection the first day he/she is back in class. **
Uniform Inspections Aug-May 2014 **NOTE** There are NO Make-up Days except as noted above**
First Semester (September-December 14)
- 3, 10, 17 Sep 14
- 1, 15, 22 Oct 14
- 5, 26 Nov 14
- 3, 10, 17 Dec 14
Second Semester (January – May 15)
- 14, 21 Jan 15
- 4, 11, 18 Feb 15
- 4, 11, 25 Mar 15
- 8, 15, 22 Apr 15
- 7 May 15 **Awards Ceremony, Mandatory Event**
Trojan Battalion Three-Strike Policy. Wearing the JROTC uniform is a privilege to show respect to the men and women that wear the uniform to defend all of our freedoms. It is to be worn correctly, and to the Army standard, meaning it is clean, pressed, with all awards and decorations properly displayed. Cadet Command Regulation (CCR-145-2) states that all JROTC programs enforce this JROTC standard, and the Mililani Trojan Battalion has come up with an effective policy that is strictly enforced (outlined below).
a. STRIKE 1, First offense (Parent/Guardian/Counselor/VP notified either in writing or telephonically).
b. STRIKE 2, Second offense (Parent/Guardian/Counselor/VP, notified).
c. STRIKE 3, Third offense (SAI/AI will contact Registrar to withdrawn cadet from the program). Exceptions to this policy will be made on a case by case basis.
2). Demonstrate ineptitude for leadership training indicated by a lack of general adaptability.
3). Fail to keep an acceptable standard of academic achievement, conduct, appearance, or attendance.
4). Exhibit undesirable character traits, such as lying, cheating, or stealing.
5). Unauthorized possession or use of illegal drugs or substances.
6). Frequent absences or persistent tardiness from class.
Eligibility to Participate in CO-Curricular Activities:
Cadets will not be allowed to participate in after school programs, such as Drill Team, Honor Guard, Color Guard, or other incentive events such as the Military Ball, WAC, Spring Camp, Field Trips, ALTC, or BLC if their grades fall below 2.0 GPA.
There will be two midterm exams and a final exam each semester, or other projects (Briefings, Projects) as determined by the SAI/AI. Each exam will consist of multiple choice, short answers, and matching type questions. The exams will cover material from the Curriculum Manager (CM) and the textbook (LET 1-4). A review will cover the material on the exam, and it will be given to you the week before the exam.
All students should take the midterms and final exam at the assigned times. If you miss an exam/project, you must contact SAI/AI as soon as possible. Make-up exams/projects for full credit will only be allowed for those with a legitimate and verifiable excuse. Those without a verifiable excuse will be allowed one week to take the exam, but 10 percent will be deducted from the score.
Grading: Grades will be based upon the Exams, Quizzes, Uniform Inspections, Presentations, Classroom Participation, and Mandatory Events. Make-up uniform inspections will be made on a case-by-case basis, with legitimate and verifiable excuses. The Instructors will determine the make-up date if applicable.
90-100%, = A
80-89%, = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% < = F
By signing below, both the Cadet and parents have read and understood the Mililani High School Army JROTC Course Syllabus – 2014/15.
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