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    The JROTC curriculum, which fully or partially addresses a number of national academic standards – to include Common Core State Standards (CCSS) – includes course work on leadership, civics, geography and global awareness, health, and wellness, language arts, life skills, and U.S. history. The curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education and promotes development of core abilities: capacity for life-long learning, communication, responsibility for actions and choices, good citizenship, respectful treatment of others, and critical thinking techniques.

    More important that “what” is learned in JROTC is “how” it is learned. Every classroom is equipped with leading edge technologies to teach, assess, and report student progress. Teachers are trained to utilize a range of technologies and develop social/emotional skills, support academic content through gaming and simulations, and promote the role of social media. Thus, students engage in meaningful, purposeful activities that lead them to demonstrate success through a portfolio of accomplishments. A cadet beginning the ninth grade might follow a course similar to the one below:
     

    Leadership Education & Training

    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

    Year 4

    Unit 1: Citizenship in Action Foundations of Army JROTC

    Getting Involved
    The Nation’s Defense Forces    
    Unit 2: Leadership Theory & Application Being a Leader Knowing How to Lead Leading Situations Leadership Lab
    Unit 3: Foundations for Success Know yourself – Socrates

    Study Skills
    Communication Skills

    Conflict Resolution

    Teaching Skills
    Making a Difference w/Service Learning

    Career Planning
    Planning Skills

    Social Responsibility

    NEFE High School Financial Planning Program
    Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle Cadet Challenge First Aid for Emergency and non-Emergency Situations
    Drug Prevention/Intervention
    Unit 5: Geography, Map Skills & Environmental Awareness The Globe Maps, Map Reading and Land Navigation Orienteering

    Air Navigation
    Exploring the World
    Unit 6: Citizenship in American History & Government You the People – Citizenship Skills

    Your Job as an American Citizen
    You the People – Citizenship Action Group Process

    Founding and Growth of a Nation (history 1776 to present)
    The Federal Judicial System

    Sources of power
    Advanced Citizenship and American History