Length of Class: Year, 1 credit (1 semester, ½ credit with instructor permission)

    Prerequisite: None

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 (upper levels given preference, 4th year with teacher approval)

    Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is a class and program designed to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.  It focuses on citizenship, community service, instills personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline.  The program consists of three curriculum areas that are designed to prepare students for life after high school (direct workforce, college, or military service): leadership education, aerospace science, and wellness.  Leadership education equips students to be better leaders and followers within their school and community.  Students are introduced to Air Force culture and foundations of good citizenship, communication and leadership theory, and career and life skills. Aerospace Science topics include the history of aviation, science of flight, and exploring space.  Health and Wellness is implemented through physical training and nutrition education on Fridays. To get the most out of the program, students are highly encouraged to maintain at least a C- grade in all non-JROTC courses while taking AFJROTC.

    JROTC is NOT a military recruiting program and there is no service obligation associated with the class.  However, Cadets will learn and use some aspects of the military model to such as marching and teamwork and are expected to follow these standards and may be removed for non-compliance:

    • *Maintain Air Force grooming standards (shave/haircut/no facial piercings)
    • *Wear the uniform 1 time per week (uniform is issued by the school) 
    • Maintain a passing grade in AFJROTC
    • Follow all school guidelines and rules
    • Follow Air Force Core values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all they do

    There are several voluntary extracurricular programs offered outside of class time called Leadership Development Requirements (LDRs). To participate in these activities, students must be active JROTC cadets in good standing.  Current activities offered include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Drill Team (marching and routines with replica rifles for competition)
    • Color Guard (presenting the American flag at events such as football games/ceremonies etc)
    • Joint Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB, a national academic team quiz competition)
    • Flag Team (raises and lowers the flag, performs flag folding and retirement ceremonies etc)
    • Drone Club (flies unmanned aerial vehicles)
    • Marksmanship (practice and compete at shooting Air rifles at an approved range)
    • Archery (practice and compete at shooting a compound bow)
    • E-sports (Competes in team-based video game tournaments (potentially for scholarships))
    • Other LDRs may be added depending on interest 

    * Noncompliance with uniform wear/standards 3 times in a semester will result in removal from the class, a drop/failing grade, and no credit.

    Download the course syllabus: Lt Col Jeff Johnson &  SMSgt Gene Geren