• Mount Pleasant High School

    Army J.R.O.T.C.

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    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
    • Geography
    • 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.