|JROTC - Air Force|
Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a four-year progressive program which is open to all students in grades 9–12. GCPS offers JROTC units at nine locations— Air Force units at North Gwinnett High, Meadowcreek High, and Shiloh High; Army units at Colllins Hill High, Grayson High, Norcross High, and South Gwinnett High; a Marine unit at Parkview High; and Navy units at Duluth High and Peachtree Ridge High. Students who complete three years of JROTC fulfill the Health and Physical Education requirement for graduation.
Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program provides leadership training and an aerospace science program for high school students. The mission statement of the program is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. The yearly course of instruction (180 hours) is divided into two categories: academic (108 hours) and leadership (72 hours). Academic studies include one year of the history of air power and national defense, two years of science to include aerodynamics and space operations, and one year of cadet corps management. Leadership studies include Air Force customs and courtesies, cadet corps activities, study habits, time management, communication skills, leadership/management studies, and wellness.
See your school counselor for more information.
U.S. Air Force http://www.afoats.af.mil/afjrotc/index.asp
In all four military branches, the JROTC curriculum promotes and teaches leadership, citizenship, and personal responsibility. These qualities represent necessary behaviors in all aspects of life including the world of work. Participating in these programs will enable you to learn valuable skills that can assist you through your educational careers into your life-long learning and civilian or military work.
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