Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Junior ROTC is a course designed to teach students good citizenship. It is based on the Army Values:
The curriculum is based on Army Values, practical knowledge, and service learning. The curriculum is designed to be interactive; students are expected to participate in discussions and projects. Curriculum may contain video presentations up to PG-13 level, but no graphic violence, nudity, or swearing will be presented as part of these presentations. If parents would like specific information on content, they may contact LTC Miller.
Assessment of Progress
Students will receive participation points on a daily basis as part of their grade. The instructor may elect to allow students to make up participation points for excused absences. Unexcused absences cannot be made up. Participation points will be docked for tardiness. Checks on learning, quizzes, and tests and self-assessment will also be part of the grading. Students who are physically unable to participate in physical activity must supply a doctor’s note stating the activities to be avoided and the duration of the limitation. Physical training will generally take place one each week.
Students will be supplied with a JROTC binder, which is to remain in the classroom in most instances. They should come to class with something to write with and a readiness to learn. Fridays will be physical training days; students should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that they can run in.
Students will address the instructor as “Colonel”, “Colonel Miller”, or “Sir”. Cell phones and other electronics are banned from class. Students must sign in on the tardy log to receive credit for attendance if they are late for class. Participation points will generally not be made up.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
No major assignments are due at this time.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Report card grades are based on class participation, checks on learning, and unit assessments. I update my gradebook weekly; PowerSchool is the best method for finding out what your grade is.
Connecting Home to School
I send a disclosure document home the first week of class.
Parents may contact me at any time via email; I check email between class periods. I do not answer the phone when I am teaching, so email is the best method of contacting me.
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
To achieve success in this course, all a student has to do is show up with a good attitude.