Aerospace Science (AS)
This course of study acquaints the student with the elements of aerospace and the aerospace environment. Course where introduces the student to the principles of flight and navigation, the history of aviation, development of air power, contemporary aviation, human requirements of flight, cultural and global awareness, geography, the space environment, space programs, space technology, rocketry, propulsion, the aerospace industry, and survival.
Leadership Education (LE)
This course of study helps the student develop leadership skills and acquaints each with the practical application of skills. The leadership education curriculum emphasizes discipline, responsibility, leadership, fellowship, citizenship, customs and courtesies, cadet corps activities, study habits, time management, communication skills, career opportunities, life skills, financial literacy, management skills, and drill and ceremonies.
Wellness is an official and integral part of the AFJROTC program. The objective of the Wellness Program is to motivate cadets to lead healthy, active lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives.
WHAT IS Air force JUNIOR ROTC
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is an academic class to develop scholars, leaders, and citizens with positive values, character, and conduct. It seeks to instill the spirit of service essential to improving our nation and world. AFJROTC is a four-year program for high school students. The curriculum includes Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE), and Wellness. Aerospace Science comprises 40 percent of the curriculum, Leadership Education 40 percent, and Health and Wellness for Life training 20 percent. All students who successfully complete AFJROTC classes are granted credit toward graduation.
Classroom study includes the heritage of flight, principles of aircraft flight and navigation, human requirements of flight, development of aerospace power, aerospace vehicles, rocketry, space and technology programs, and the aerospace industry. Students are also introduced to military customs and courtesies, citizenship in the United States, first aid, wellness, health and fitness, basic drill and ceremonies, effective communications, management, human relations, and life after high school. All uniforms and curriculum materials are provided by the Air Force.
To reinforce what is learned in the classroom, cadets participate in many outside activities such as field trips to military bases, aerospace facilities and industries, museums, and other areas related to aerospace education. Cadets may also participate in parades, leadership laboratory activities, drill team competitions, color and honor guards, military balls, and honorary academic groups.