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AFJROTC


 

Mission

"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”

 

AFJROTC Course Descriptions

 

AFJROTC Civics (1 social studies credit) 

This course includes 60 % Leadership Education and 40% Aerospace Science.  Leadership Education focuses on the foundations of government and elements of good citizenship.  It describes the organization and operation of government on the local, state, and national levels.  Students will be exposed to the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States.  Students will learn rights and responsibilities of citizens at all levels of government.  Aerospace Science describes the US Air Force’s role in shaping United States foreign policy.

AFJROTC World Geography (1 social studies credit) 

This is a 60% Aerospace and 40% Leadership Education course. AFJROTC World Geography introduces students to the world’s cultures through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness.  The course delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, education, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights.  It looks at major events and significant figures that have shaped each region. Leadership Education stresses communications/personal awareness skills and how to apply them to cadet corps activities. 

AFJROTC 200 – Science of Flight (elective credit) 

The second year course includes 40% aerospace science, 40% leadership education and 20% wellnerss.  It is an introductory course that focuses on how airplanes fly, how weather conditions affect flight, flight and the human body, and flight navigation. The course is designed to complement materials taught in math, physics, and other science-related courses.  The Leadership Education portion is designed to develop citizens of character by developing and understanding group and team dynamics and preparing one’s self for leadership roles.

AFJROTC 300 - Exploring Space Part 1 (1 credit)

The course begins with the study of the space environment from the earliest days of interest in astronomy and early ideas of the heavens, through the Renaissance, and on into modern astronomy.  It provides an in-depth study of the Earth, Sun, stars, Moon, and solar system, including the terrestrial and outer planets. It discusses issues critical to travel in the upper atmosphere such as orbits and trajectories unmanned satellites, and space probes.  Leadership Education provides information on how to begin the job search.  Additionally, information about financial planning, how to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how not to get caught in the credit trap are discussed.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.

AFJROTC 300A - Exploring Space Part 2 (1 credit)

This course continues by investigating the importance of entering space.  It discusses manned and unmanned space flights while focusing on concepts surrounding spaceflight, vehicles, launch systems, and missions in space. The section on manned spaceflight focuses on the Space Shuttle, space stations and beyond, covering milestones in the endeavor to land on the Moon and to safely orbit humans and crafts. The course covers the human aspect of spaceflight, and examines the latest advances in space technology.  Leadership Education provides information on how to apply for college or a technical school.  The job search process, resume writing, interviewing techniques and career paths are examined as well.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.

AFJROTC 300 Dual Enrollment Part 1 – Exploring Space (1 credit) (3 credit hours of College Finance) 

The course begins with the study of the space environment from the earliest days of interest in astronomy and early ideas of the heavens, through the Renaissance, and on into modern astronomy.  It provides an in-depth study of the Earth, Sun, stars, Moon, and solar system, including the terrestrial and outer planets. It discusses issues critical to travel in the upper atmosphere such as orbits and trajectories unmanned satellites, and space probes.  Leadership Education provides information on how to begin the job search.  Additionally, information about financial planning, how to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how not to get caught in the credit trap are discussed.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements. (Prerequisite: 16 years old, PLAN or ACT score of 14 and approval of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor)

AFJROTC 300A Dual Enrollment Part 2 - Exploring Space (1 credit) (3 credit hours of College Success Skills) 

This course continues by investigating the importance of entering space.  It discusses manned and unmanned space flights while focusing on concepts surrounding spaceflight, vehicles, launch systems, and missions in space. The section on manned spaceflight focuses on the Space Shuttle, space stations and beyond, covering milestones in the endeavor to land on the Moon and to safely orbit humans and crafts. The course covers the human aspect of spaceflight, and examines the latest advances in space technology.  Leadership Education provides information on how to apply for college or a technical school.  The job search process, resume writing, interviewing techniques and career paths are examined as well.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.  (Prerequisite: 16 years old, PLAN or ACT score of 14 and approval of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor)

AFJROTC 400 (Part 1) – Management of the Corps (1 credit)

Cadets in this course manage the corps.  The academic hands-on experience portion affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.  The LE course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management.  The text contains many leadership topics and skills needed to help cadets practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements. 

AFJROTC 400A (Part 2) – Management of the Corps (1 credit)

Cadets in this course manage the corps.  The academic hands-on experience portion affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.  The LE course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management.  The text contains many leadership topics and skills needed to help cadets practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements. 

AFJROTC 400 Dual Enrollment (Part 1) – Management of the Corps (1 credit) 

Cadets in this course manage the corps.  The academic hands-on experience portion affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.  The LE course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management.  The text contains many leadership topics and skills needed to help cadets practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.  (Prerequisite: 16 years old, PLAN or ACT score of 15 and approval of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor)

AFJROTC 400A Dual Enrollment (Part 2) – Management of the Corps (1 credit)

Cadets in this course manage the corps.  The academic hands-on experience portion affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.  The LE course provides exposure to the fundamentals of management.  The text contains many leadership topics and skills needed to help cadets practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC.  The PT portion of the course provides cadets a wellness minded program offering substantial individual health improvements.  (Prerequisite: 16 years old, PLAN or ACT score of 15 and approval of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor)

AFJROTC Leadership Laboratory   (.5 elective credit)

This summer course prepares students to develop skills that will enable cadets to assume leadership positions in AFJROTC.  This is an 8-day summer camp conducted on-campus by parish AFJROTC instructors.  The course combines aerospace science and leadership instruction with an emphasis on group dynamics.  The wellness component aids cadets in developing a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition.  (Prerequisite: 1 year in AFJROTC, Top 10 % of AFJROTC class, no physical restrictions to preclude complete participation in all aspects of the program, and recommendation of the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor)

 

Hadden, Dave
JROTC
OBrien, Bob
JROTC World Geography, JROTC Civics
Ricker, Doug
JROTC Health, JROTC Aerospace

 

Curriculum


Curriculum Opportunities Include:


Academic Studies 

Character Education

Life Skills Education

Leadership Opportunities

Team-Building Experiences

Intramural Competition

Field Trips / Training Opportunities 


Courses  


Aviation History (PE Credit)

AFJROTC Health (Core Credit)

AFJROTC Civics (Core Credit)

AFJROTC Geography (Core Credit)

Science of Flight (Elective Credit)

Exploring Space (Dual Credit Course)

Management of the Corps (Dual Credit Course) 

AWARDS

AFJROTC Distinguished Unit 2010 (with Merit), 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 (with Merit)

Outstanding Unit 2013

Outstanding AFJROTC Instructors of the Year 2016

(Lt Col Hadden, MSgt O'Brien, MSgt Ricker)

Cyber Patriot National Finalist 2016 (Ranked 5th Overall in the Country)

Cyber Patriot National Finalist 2014 (Ranked 5th Overall in the Country)

Cyber Patriot National Semi-Finalist  2009, 2010 2011, 2012, 2013,

2014 (3 Teams), 2015 (3 Teams), 2016 (4 Teams), 2017 (3 Teams)

Cyber Patriot Best in State 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Cyber Patriot 18th Place Overall 2013

Cyber Patriot 14 Place Overall 2015

Archery 2nd in State 2015

Archery 2nd in NWLA Regionals 2016

Archery 3rd in NWLA Regionals 2017

 

Four CyberPatriot Teams Qualify for Platinum Level

Parkway placed 4 teams at Platinum and 1 team at the Gold levels. The scores from two online qualification rounds were added together to determine team placement into one of three tiers for the State Rounds: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. These tiers have cyber security challenges of different degrees of complexity. After the online State Round, the top six teams in each All Service Division category and 45 Wild Cards advance to the Category Round.

Following the Regional and Category Rounds, the top two teams from each All Service Division category plus one Wild Card All Service team advance, all-expenses paid, to the in-person National Finals Competition held at National Harbor, Maryland. There, the Finalists compete face-to-face against other teams in their division to defend virtual networks from a professional aggressor team. Winners of the National Finals are awarded scholarship grants.