Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

North Salem’s JROTC unit is organized along military lines and is called the Viking Battalion. It is a student run organization with the battalion commander and his/her staff of third and fourth year cadets who plan, coordinate, and lead the wide variety of activities we are involved in. Two retired Army personnel administer the JROTC program for the school.

 

Course listings

JROTC I  Elective Credit=1.0 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : No Grade Level: 9-12

JROTC I will help prepare students for success after high school by learning to be leaders and responsible citizens—and they enjoy exciting, fun activities along the way! The class stresses a positive transition to the demands of high school, leadership, acquiring the keys to academic success, and the basics of leadership. Other areas of emphasis include citizenship, foundations for success after high school, physical fitness, and service learning. JROTC students also participate in a variety of outside activities, teams, and service projects, including competitive drill, air rifle, and physical fitness teams, color guard, a week-long leadership camp each spring, a formal dinner dance, and more.

Prerequisite: None

JROTC II   Elective Credit=1.0 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : No Grade Level: 10-12

JROTC II continues the leadership and citizenship development program begun in JROTC I. Students get hands-on leadership experience by serving as junior leaders—teachers and mentors—for the first-year students of the Viking Battalion. They help plan and assist a variety of school and community service projects. In the classroom, students learn about healthy lifestyles—diet, nutrition, physical fitness, and substance abuse prevention—as well as first aid, map reading, and the history and organization of our government at the local, state, and national levels. JROTC II students continue to participate with the teams and activities described above, and have the opportunity to earn North Salem athletic letters.

Prerequisite: JROTC I & Teacher Recommendation

JROTC III  Elective Credit=1.0 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : No Grade Level: 11-12

JROTC III exposes student to a variety of classroom and extracurricular experiences to build on their learning in JROTC II. JROTC III aims at improving students’ citizenship, developing their leadership, enhancing their self relieance and self discipline, improving their academic and life skills, and increasing their sense of connection to the school. Curriculum includes units covering leadership theory and practice, communications skills, American citizenship, career planning, technology awareness, first aid, map reading, Amercian Military history, community service, total finess, substance abuse prevention, and the constitutional role of U.S. Armed Forces. Students wear JROTC cadet uniforms one day per week. Students are members of a cadet-led organization, the Viking Battalion; student leaders practice their leadership by planning and carrying out a wide variety of classroom, extracurricular, and community service activiites. JROTC II studetns hold responsibile leadership positions in this organizaton. Students earn concrete rewards for good performance (mertis and ribbons to wear on their uniforms) and poor performance (demertis). A variety of extracurricular actiivties is abailable to students enrolled in JROTC.

Prerequisite: JROTC II or Teacher Recommendation

JROTC IV  Elective Credit=1.0 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : No Grade Level: 12

JROTC IV exposes students to a variety of classroom and extracurricular experiences to build on their learning in JRTOC III. JROTC IV aims at improving students’ citizenship, developing their leadership, enhancing their self reliance and self discipline, improving their academic and life skills, and maintaining their sense of connection to the school. Curriculum includes units covering leadership theory and practice, ethics, communications skills, American citizenship, career planning, science and technology awareness, map reading, American government, community service, total fitness, substance abuse prevention, and the constitutional role of the U.S. Armed forces. Students wear JROTC cadet uniforms one day per week. Student are members of a cadet-led organization, the Viking Battalion; student leaders practice their leadership by planning and carrying out a wide variety of classroom, extracurricular, and community service activities. JROTC IV students serve as the senior leaders of this organization; these leadership responsibilities are significant and require a great deal of time and commitment both in and out of class. Teachers guide, coach, and counsel LET IV students as they carry out their responsibilities. Students earn concrete rewards for good performance (mertis and ribbons to wear on their uniforms), and poor performance (demerits). A variety of extracurricular activiites is available to students enrolled in JROTC.

Prerequisite: JROTC III or Teacher Recommendation

JROTC Leadership  Elective Credit=1.0 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : No Grade Level: 11-12

This course provides hands-on leadership and planning experience for senior leaders of North Salem’s JROTC unit. Students learn and practice advanced leadership skills. staff planning and coordination procedures, and public speaking as they carry out their duties and coordinate activities for the JROTC unit.

Prerequisite: JROTC I /II & Teacher Recommendation

Early Bird JROTC Leadership Elective Credit=0.5 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : No Grade Level: 9-12

This course teaches students the fundamentals of teamwork and leadership. It stresses self discipline, teamwork, and leadership as the students learn the role of drill and ceremony, marksmanship, and physical fitness in America’s armed forces.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in JROTC I-IV; Teacher Approval

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