Monday, September 19, 2016

Syllabus 2017-2018



Department:  CTAE                                                                                                        Semester 2017 – 2018

COURSE TITLE: Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)                 INSTRUCTOR:  LTC Ronald Leverette
Leader Education and Training (LET 3-8)
EMAIL:                                                                 PHONE: 770-819-2521 ext. 049

PHS SCHOOL VISION: Empowering Students to Become Productive Members of a Global Community
PHS SCHOOL MISSION: Modeling and Developing Intellectual, Physical and Emotional Behaviors that Lead to Success for All

·         Increase the Graduation Rate
·         Increase rigor and student engagement (Project-based learning environment)
·         Increase community and parental involvement

This course is designed to motivate young people to be better citizens. It is a cooperative effort on the part of the Army and Pebblebrook High School to give cadets an opportunity for total development and improve themselves in many ways. JROTC teaches self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done. It also offers cadets challenges and opportunities for ROTC college scholarships.

                      Sharpen your communication skills.
                      Promote and encourage citizenship through participation in community service projects.
                      Develop your leadership skills.
                      Strengthen your self-esteem.
                      Improve your physical fitness.
                      Provide incentives to live drug free.
                      Promote your graduation from high school and develop a solid foundation for career development.

TEXTBOOK/SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES: Our main textbook for the course is JROTC Leadership Education and Training (LET 3 & 4)

Required/Supplemental/Parallel Texts for the Course: NONE

MATERIALS NEEDED:  Notebook paper and pencil /pen.

Parents may donate funds to help with the JROTC Military Ball, Raider Field Trips, and Drill Field Trips.  Parents may also volunteer to help at these special events

  • Know the Cadet Creed and Battalion Motto
  • Complete ALL classroom assignments
  • Show respect for instructor and other students
  • Be prepared and on time for class.
  • Learn as much as possible about Leadership and Commitment by volunteering for extra curriculum activities such as Courtesy Patrol at games (clean up), Drill Team, Color Guard, Honor Guard, Raider Team, etc.

GRADING                                                                    PERCENTAGE

Student Growth Measure (GSM) -------------------       10%
Common Assessment Exams------------------------        10%
Hands on (Final)   -------------------------------------       10%
Class Work / Writing--------------------------------         10%
Other Exam (Quizzes) -------------------------------        10%
Uniform Inspections           ------------------------------- 25%
Participation ---------------------------------------------    25%
* Leadership                                 
* Drill & Ceremonies                    
* Physical Training     

A - 100-90%
B - 89-80%
C - 79-74%
D – 70-73%
F - 69-Below


It is strongly encouraged that you keep your Synergy login information in a safe place and that you have access to the information when needed.  Parents should contact the Main Office (770.819.2521) or Assistant Principal _____ at ext. 099 in order to obtain their synergy password and access information.

Please note that when you are viewing grades in Synergy that a blank grade column for your child has no effect on their grade.  If the space is blank, then your student may not have turned in that assignment due to absence or the teacher may not have entered grades for that assignment at that time.  An “X” means that the student is exempt from an assignment at the discretion of the teacher.

Homework/Class Work Requirements:
All classwork must be completed on time. Cadets that don’t complete their classwork will be able to turn their work in the following day, but the will not receive a grade higher than 70%.

  • Some of the learning that takes place in this class will be student-driven and project based.  True learning takes place when students solve problems and discover things on their own.  I will not stand in front of the class and simply tell you what you need to know. 
  • Some projects will be individual, but many will require you to work in a small group.  Generally groups will initially be two people but if students prove that they are able to work well in larger groups, I will allow it. 
  • While I understand that some people prefer to work alone, working with others is an essential skill that is needed to be successful as an adult.  If you are one of these people, please speak with me in private and I will attempt to group you with other students in which you will be compatible.

Tests and Quizzes: 
  • The majority of the tests and quizzes I give are multiple choice and short answer.  However, all tests can include a combination of any of the following: multiple choice, true/false, matching, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, graphs, charts, and map questions.
  • Quizzes will be scheduled in advance, but the teacher reserves the right to give pop quizzes. If participation in class is low, students are not able to participate in class discussions with reasonable intelligence of the material, and/or did not complete the homework, a pop quiz may be given. Quizzes will cover the readings that the student is to have completed, class activities, and any notes given in class lecture (normally only a week’s worth of material).

Students with no more than one excused absence may qualify to exempt one of their final exams.  Students with a course average of 80 or higher may exempt one final exam of their choice.  Students with a course average of 79 or below may request that ten percentage points be added to the final exam grade.  Towards the end of the semester, students who qualify may submit an Exam Exemption Form to the classroom teacher of their choice.  Teachers must verify that the student qualifies for the exemption.

LATE WORK POLICY: Any late work will receive a highest possible grade of a 70 if turned in after the assignment is due.  The student will have until the unit test to turn in late work and will receive a highest possible grade of 70.  No work will be graded after the Unit Test.

ATTENDANCE AND MAKE-UP POLICY: If a student receives an excused absence he or she will be able to make up the work in class that was done for the day.  Each class has a rolling folder activity spot on the back wall.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain their work from the wall and complete and return in a timely manner.  The student has up to the amount of excused absences plus one day to complete any missing work.  After that point the work will be considered late and will be graded as such.

To avoid being counted tardy, students must be seated and ready for class when the bell rings.  School policy states that students may receive detention, In-School Suspension, and Out-of-School Suspension for repeated tardies. 

Students can come in after school on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 7:50 – 8:10 (Morning Session) and 3:45-4:30 (Afternoon Session).  Please make sure you sign-up if you are planning on coming to tutoring during any of these times.


As per the school’s policy, cell phones are not to be used during class time unless directed by the teacher for instructional purposes. Students will receive a discipline referral after one warning to put away any electronic device (unless the device is being used for instruction). Students are allowed to bring certain technologies to class (iPad, laptop, Kindle, etc.), but it should NOT interfere with the teaching or other’s learning.
GRADE RECOVERY: Students who scores a 69 or below on any unit assessment are allowed to retake the assessment.  The grade will not exceed a 70 for the unit assessment.  The retake must be completed with-in one week. Please view the teacher’s blog for notification when the assessment will be administered.
Cheating is considered a serious matter.  Any student who is involved in cheating/plagiarism will receive a grade of zero on the material, an unsatisfactory in conduct, and his/her parents will be notified.

For this course, cheating is defined as, but is not limited to, the following acts:

  • Copying anyone's answers to questions, exercises, study guides, class work or homework assignments
  • Taking any information verbatim from any source, including the Internet, without giving proper credit to the author, or rearranging the order of words and/or changing some words as written by the author and claiming the work as his or her own, i.e., plagiarism.
  • Looking onto another student's paper during a test or quiz.
  • Having available any study notes or other test aids during a test or quiz without the teacher's permission.
  • Collaborating on assignments when independent work is expected.


Cadets will wear an Army issued uniform once a week. The JROTC is a uniformed program where discipline is judged, in part, by the manner in which a cadet wears a prescribed uniform, as well as by the individual's personal appearance. Males: Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or touch the edge of the collar. The face will be clean-shaven, except for permitted mustaches.

·         Males are not authorized to wear braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks (unkempt. twisted, matted, individual parts of hair\ while in uniform. Earrings or other piercing is not allowed while wearing the uniform.
·         Females: Hairstyles will not interfere with proper wearing of the military headgear. Females may wear braids or cornrows as long as the braided style is conservative and she braids and cornrows lie snugly over the head. Hair must not fall below the collar, meaning that it must be put up in a bun or held in place with banettes, ties, bobby pins, etc. or be kept at a shorter length so as not to exceed the bottom of the collar of the female shirt/jacket.

·         No cadets will have their hair dyed, it must be a natural hair color


  • No hats in class
  • Always stand when speaking unless the SAI or AI says otherwise
  • No eating in class
  • Cadets will do push- ups in class to improve physical fitness and morale.

You are now the mid and upper level leaders in JROTC. You will be held to a higher standard in and out of JROTC. Be prepared to lead by example on the very first day of class, because your future subordinates will be observing your actions on day one. Lately, always keep up the Falcon Battalion slogan