Park High School
Welcome to Air Force JROTC
Your Senior Aerospace Science instuctor at PHS and ERHS is Larry Brockshus, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Phone: 651-768-5703 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room 172/173, Park HS, 8040 80th St S., Cottage Grove MN 55016-2097 Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm except 11:30am-12:40pm. Your Aerospace Science Instructor at PHS is Kathy Roby, CMSgt. (Ret.) Phone: 651-768-5704 Email: Kroby0@sowashco.k12.mn.us The mission of AFJROTC is to build better citizens for America. To meet this goal, each year the curriculum and Cadet Corps� extracurricular activities focus on a mix of aeronautics and leadership in combination with school and community service. To see what we are doing this week, please visit our site on ihigh.com . http://www.ihigh.com/school32869/
A Journy into Aviation History
Aerospace Science: Science of Flight Science of Flight is designed to acquaint the student with the aerospace environment, human requirements for flight, principles of aircraft flight and principles of navigation. The course begins with a discussion of the atmosphere and weather. How that environment affects flight is introduced next. Discussions include the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight. Students also learn basic navigation including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind.
The leadership portion of the class will cover the principles of management and correct wear of the Air Force uniform and instruction on basic drill maneuvers. One day of the week will be focused on fitness and personal wellness.
After successfully completing the Science of Flight course the student will:
1. Know the atmosphere environment.
2. Know the basic human requirements of flight.
3. Know why Bernoulli’s principle and Newton’s Laws of Motion are applied to the theory of flight and the operating principles of reciprocating engines, jet engines, and rocket engines.
4. Know the basic elements of navigation, the four basic navigation instruments, and the current methods of navigation.
Citizen, Character & Air Force Tradition, LE 100
Many of the 72 hours dedicated to leadership studies relate directly to the academic subject matter. The LE-100 textbook introduces cadets to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program providing a basis for progression through the rest of the AFJROTC program while instilling elements of good citizenship. It contains sections on cadet and Air Force organizational structure; uniform wear; customs, courtesies, and other military traditions; health and wellness; fitness; individual self-control; and citizenship. Basic citizenship practices such as core values, respect to the flag, and community service will also be stressed.
The course objectives are:
After successfully completing the Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition textbook the student will:
1. Know the importance of AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals, and objectives.
2. Know military traditions and the importance of maintaining a high standard of dress and
3. Know the importance of attitude, discipline, and respect, and why values and ethics are so
4. Know the importance of individual self-control, common courtesies and etiquette.
5. Know that an effective stress management program improves the quality of life.
6. Know why courtesies are rendered to the United States flag and the National Anthem.
7. Know why it is important to be a good democratic citizen and to be familiar with the
different forms of governments.
9. Know the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others stay well.
Exploration of Space
Global and Cultural Studies
JROTC Extra Curricular Activates
JROTC provides a large selection of optional extra curricular activates for cadets. These activities provide opportunities to develop leadership explore new interests, and provide opportunities to volunteer in the community. Some of these activities are seasonal and activities may increase and decrease in frequency and duration throughout the year. For example, the frequency of drill practices will increase the weeks before a major competition. Some of the activities available include: Drill Team, Color Guard, Saber Team, Kitty Hawk Society, Rocketry; JCAP (knowledge bowl), Presentation Team, and Cadet Staff Meeting. In addition, several community service activities are scheduled throughout the year. One of our regular activities is Stadium Clean-Up, which normally takes place on the Saturday morning after a home football game. We also have several social activities throughout the year, these include: Fall picnic, Military Ball, Awards Night, and our Spring Fling picnic. ERHS students need to work with either Woodbury or Park HS to participate in their scheduled JROTC activites.
Life Skills and Career Opportunity (ACT Prep)
This course will help prepare students to take the ACT (American College Testing). The ACT is the standard test for measuring high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. High scores help ensure acceptance into student�s college of choice and are required for many scholarship applications. The ACT is widely used in the Midwest and Southern United States while the SAT is more popular on the East and West coast. This class will focus on improving student performance on the ACT including the essay portion which is required by many colleges and universities; however, it will also be useful for those planning to take the SAT. It is derived from the Life Skills and Career Opportunity JROTC course. As a JROTC course, it will contain traditional elements of history, science, current events, and personal wellness. However, all elements of the course will focus on reviewing critical skills and support the development of study, testing strategies and writing skills with the goal of improving ACT scores. Each student will take a practice ACT test to confirm improvement. Although a JROTC course, uniform wear and Air Force grooming standards are not mandatory for first term JROTC students.
Principles of Management, LE 400
Cadets will benefit from knowing the purposes, functions, and roles of managers in organizations. This course is designed to introduce Cadets to management terminology and a variety of management concepts. They will be exposed to the multi-faceted role of a manager within an organization. Throughout this course, Cadets will be challenged to consider how actual organizations apply the theories we discuss and understand that management processes involves both artistic and scientific abilities.
In addition, Cadets will become aware (firsthand) on how much time and energy is spent planning. They must understand how vision, mission and goals are the foundation of any organization and their personal lives. We will emphasize that the more they know about planning, the better the organization (and they) will be able to perform any given task, from going to school, to planning an event—planning is a part of life.
1. Know who managers are
2. Know where managers work
3. Know what management is
4. Know what managers do
5. Know what planning is
6. Know about planning in uncertain environments
7. Know types of plans
8. Know management by objectives
Science of Flight
The Science of Flight is the Aerospace Science Flight class for 2014-15. The science course is designed to acquaint the student with the aerospace environment, the human requirements of flight, principles of aircraft flight, and principles of navigation. The course begins with a discussion of the atmosphere and weather. After developing an understanding of the environment, how that environment affects flight is introduced. Discussions include the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight. Students also learn basic navigation including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind. The portion on the Human Requirements of Flight is a survey course on human physiology. Discussed here are the human circulatory system, the effects of acceleration and deceleration, and protective equipment. The course objectives are: 1. Know the atmosphere environment. 2. Know the basic human requirements of flight. 3. Know why Bernoulli�s principle and Newton�s Laws of Motion are applied to the theory of flight and the operating principles of reciprocating engines, jet engines, and rocket engines. 4. Know the basic elements of navigation, the four basic navigation instruments, and the current methods of navigation. Recommended Textbook: Aerospace Science: The Science of Flight Aviation Honors Ground School Program (Option for term 3 Jr. and Sr., must have completed T1,2 of Science of Flight) The material covered is an advanced, more in-depth study of the previous aerospace topics. This course is the foundation for students interested in receiving a private pilot�s license. When the course is completed the students should be prepared to take and pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written examination. The Private Pilot Manual is the primary source for initial study and review. The text contains complete and concise explanations of the fundamental concepts and ideas that every private pilot needs to know. The subjects are organized in a logical manner to build upon previously introduced topics. Subjects are often expanded upon through the use of Discovery Insets, which are strategically placed throughout the chapters. Periodically, human factors principles are presented in Human Element Insets to help you understand how your mind and body function while you fly. Throughout the manual, concepts that directly relate to FAA test questions are highlighted by FAA Question Insets. Additionally, you can evaluate your understanding of material introduced in a particular section by completing the associated review questions. The course objectives are: 1. Comprehend the fundamentals of flight. 2. Comprehend flight operations. 3. Comprehend the atmosphere and its effect on aircraft operations. 4. Comprehend the basics of navigation and using charts and radio aids. 5. Apply the principles of aeronautical decision-making and flight-related physiological factors.
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