Mount Pleasant High School
J.R.O.T.C. Program of Instruction
JROTC is much more than wearing a uniform and learning to march. Our Program of Instruction also includes:
- Leadership theory and application
- Communication skills
- Conflict resolution
- Social and community responsibility
- Financial planning
- Citizenship and history
- Wellness, fitness and first aid
- Substance abuse awareness
- Land navigation and map reading
- Air rifle safety and marksmanship
- Career planning
We also offer a wide range of “extra-curricular” activities to keep our Cadets motivated.
Unit 1: Introduction to JROTC: A Character and Leadership Development Program
- Introduces cadets to American symbols, customs, and overview of Army JROTC.
- Introduces the Department of Defense.
- Provides an overview of each branch of the military.
Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application
- Introduces cadets to basic leadership concepts.
- Provides opportunities for leadership through the application of those concepts in command or staff positions.
- Introduces race relations and equal opportunity.
- Introduces cadets to mentoring and prepares them to participate in a mentoring relationship.
- Provides Leadership Laboratory instruction
Unit 3: Foundations for Success
- Introduces cadets to essential skills to maximize learning potential and future success.
- Cadets apply learning theory and techniques to improve study, communication, teaching, and planning skills.
- Cadets assess skill set and work to develop their maximum potential.
- Social responsibility, conflict resolution, and service learning opportunities provide further cadet development
Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid
- Explains physical fitness and how to maintain good health thorough proper diet and exercise.
- Provides cadets the opportunity to perform satisfactorily, at age group level, in the President's Physical Fitness Program.
- Provides cadets the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in basic first aid/lifesaving skills.
- Teaches awareness of substance abuse and prevention.
Unit 5: Geography and Earth Science
- Introduces cadets to the components of the globe, map reading skills, and land navigation skills, as well as the sport of orienteering and the techniques used in air navigation.
- Provides an overview on each of the continents, discussing physical, political, economic, and cultural elements of each region and country.
- Discusses the importance of environmental awareness and introduces cadets to environmental issues
Unit 6: Citizenship and American History
- Introduces the values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
- Emphasis is placed on topics such as the importance of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights; responsibilities of U.S. citizens; basic national values; the US federal justice system; and service to the community.
In conjunction with citizenship, cadets are introduced to a variety of significant events and historical figures that contributed to our citizenship and American history.