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JROTC

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JROTC Course Content: Our program of instruction is standardized throughout the 1650 Army JROTC programs nationwide. The Army provides the curriculum, books, and instructional materials. This curriculum focuses primarily on individual selfassessment and self-development. Uniforms are provided to the student at no charge. The course consists of two primary components:

Classroom Component: Students cover such subjects as Character Development, Leadership Theory, Foundations for Success, Wellness, Fitness and First Aid; and Citizenship. Programs such as Winning Colors, You the People, and Understanding Your Potential are also used to enhance classroom instruction and attain training objectives.

Leadership Lab Component: Upper classmen in leadership positions (under instructor supervision) conduct weekly inspections of students in uniform and perform instruction in drill. These activities are used to teach leadership, discipline, teamwork and individual responsibility.

Grading: We used the district grading scale. Our grades are weighted as follows:
40% – Class Academic Performance
30% – Inspection Score (Wear and care of the uniform)
30% – Class Participation
Note: A student who misses a uniform inspection day must make up that inspection on another day.

JROTC Rifle Team(s)

Men’s and Women’s team compete in Olympic marksmanship training and competition.This is restricted to JROTC students.The season starts in August and concludes in December with the state rifle match at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

JROTC Drill Team(s)

The JROTC Drill Team is a select group of JROTC students. They compete in drill rifle competitions at city, state, and regional, multi-state levels. Students learn to drill with the M1903 drill rifle, using drill regulations and routines and movements of their own design. The Drill team (drill with drill rifles) and Honor Platoon (all women’s organization drills without drill rifles) compete in regulation and student-developed drill routines. This is  restricted to JROTC students.

JROTC Color Guard

The ROTC Color Guard presents the National Colors at school and civic events throughout the year. They also post the American Flag and Colorado Flag on the flag pole in front of the school each day. Students train on the proper protocols for the United States Flag. Restricted to JROTC students. The team also competes in city, state and multi-state regional competitions. Practices and events are year-round.

JROTC Honor Platoon

The JROTC Honor Platoon is a select group of young ladies in the JROTC program. They compete in drill competitions at city, state and regional, multi-state levels. They are also a service organization that performs school community service and community service learning projects.