Lieutenant Colonel David Rogers, USAF (Ret)
Master Sergeant Fred Fuller, USAF (Ret)
Telephone: School office, 355-1800, fax 355-1821.
Individual email/telephone: Lt Col Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org, 355-1870
MSgt Fuller email@example.com, 355-1846
Web address: www.greenville.k12.sc.us/bridgehs
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM.
Conferences: Scheduled through the office, with preferred times 3:40 PM or later.
Scale for determining final grades Grading Content
93-100 A Proper Uniform Wear
85-92 B Chapter Tests
77-84 C Workbook/Classroom assignments
70-76 D Project/Staff assignments
Semester grades will be calculated based on the following:
Aerospace Science (AS) – 40%
Leadership Education (LE) – 40%
Physical Training/Wellness – 20%
9 weeks = 40%
9 weeks = 40%
Exam = 20%
The AS and LE course material used in class will depend on the year group (see Course
Content below). We provide the uniforms, accessories, and pay for alterations. All the
cadet has to do is wear it properly, take care of it, and turn it in. Physical
Training/Wellness requires each cadet to participate in a personal conditioning program.
Every Friday, cadets receive a grade based on wearing the provided PT uniform (shirt,
shorts, sweatshirt, sports shoes), with 10 points off for each missing item, and
participation in the scheduled class activity. Cadets who do not wear the proper clothing
and/or refuse to participate correctly will receive a 0 (zero) daily grade for E2C. Medical
forms are required to participate. One parent note is accepted to excuse participation,
after that it requires a doctor’s note, unless there is a pre-existing condition listed on
either of the cadet’s medical forms they were given.
(should be brought to class to support the lesson on the assignment board)
- Notebook to store papers, large enough to have dividers to keep all notes and handouts
organized. On occasion, students are allowed to use their notes for tests and quizzes. All
material will be needed to prepare for the final exam.
- Ruled notebook paper
- Pens – blue or black ink only
- Highlighter – one color
- Pencils – number 2, mechanical allowed with similar lead
- Course material – textbooks and workbooks will be issued free to each cadet based on
their year group and level of study. Textbooks will be turned in at the end of the
semester; workbooks are the cadets’ to keep. Lost textbooks must be paid for.
- Student handbook – issued at the beginning of school and must be with the student at all
times. If lost, replacement books are available from the office for $10.
- Cadet handbook – issued at the beginning of each AFJROTC academic year (1st or 2nd
semester) and should be brought to class every day.
Uniform Wear Requirements:
Cadets are required by Public Law, Department of Defense and Air Force directives to
wear the uniform at least once each week, for the entire school day, on the predefined
“uniform wear day.” This day will normally be a Wednesday. O
ther days could be
identified based on special occasions as designated by the AFJROTC Instructors. Each
cadet will be issued a uniform free of charge
and taught how to properly wear and care
for it. It must be kept clean, properly fitted and properly worn. Proper cleaning is the
responsibility of the cadet, while proper fitting will be taken care of by professional
alterations personnel at AFJROTC expense. Each academic quarter, there will be a
defined number of uniform wear days in order to pass the course. These days were provided to each cadet at the beginning of the semester.
IMPORTANT NOTE, PLEASE READ:
Failure to wear the appropriate uniform
combination on the scheduled day will result in a uniform grade of zero (0) No Wear
the inspection, which can be made up. The only uniform excuse permitted is if a home
problem prevented the cadet from wearing the uniform and only then by a parent note or
phone call. Failure to wear the uniform the required
number of times during the quarter
will result in a failing grade of 60, regardless of the cadet’s academic grade.
The Air Force has developed an approved course of instruction that is used in AFJROTC
world-wide. Academics are taught in a 4-year sequence. The recommended hours of
instruction for each academic block are specified in the AFJROTC Curriculum Guide.
Graded reviews are conducted at the end of each block of instruction, and daily grades
and no-notice tests are administered as required to meet course objectives. Class work
includes lectures, cadet leadership projects, teamwork activities, and graded research
projects and oral reports. The military framework is used extensively to reinforce the
principles of self-discipline, acceptance of responsibility, teamwork, and leadership.
The Air Force Junior ROTC curriculum at Blue Ridge High School consists of:
AS-100, A Journey into Aviation History
This course aviation history course starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses
through time to modern day. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to
aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force;
overviews of the principals of flight; and a brief astronomical and space exploration
history. Throughout the course, there are readings, videos, hands-on activities, and
exercises to guide students.
Leadership Education One:
LE-100, Citizen, Character and Air
. Many of the classroom hours dedicated to leadership studies relate
directly to the importance of knowing about AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals,
objectives, and military traditions. Instruction also includes organizational structure,
uniform wear, customs, courtesies, health and wellness, fitness, individual self-control
and elements of good citizenship.
Aerospace Science Two: AS-210, Science of Flight
. This is a science
course designed to acquaint the student with the aerospace environment, the human
requirements of flight, principles of aircraft flight, and principles of navigation.
Leadership Education Two
: LE-200, Communication, Awareness,
. This course of instruction stresses communication skills and cadet
corps activities. Much information is provided on communicating effectively,
understanding groups and teams, preparing for leadership, solving conflicts and
problems, and personal development. Written reports and speeches compliment
academic materials. Cadet corps activities include holding positions of greater
responsibility in the planning and execution of corps projects.
Aerospace Science Three: AS-300, The Exploration of Space
course examines our Earth, the Moon and the planets, the latest advances in space
technology, and continuing challenges of space and manned space flight. Another option
is, AS-310, Explorations-An Introduction to Astronomy.
This material explores the
history of astronomy to include prehistoric astronomy and the early ideas of the heavens.
The size and shape of the earth are discussed as well as the distance and size of the Sun
sand Moon. An in-depth study of the Solar System, the terrestrial planets and the outer
planets is covered as well.
Leadership Education Three
: LE-300, Life Skills and Career
. This course of instruction will be helpful to students deciding what
options are available after high school and will focus on cadet corps activities. Options
include higher education, job search training, financial planning and responsibility,
citizen responsibilities such as registering to vote, jury duty, and draft registration, and
other life skills. Cadet corps activities include holding positions of greater responsibility
in the planning and execution of corps projects.
Aerospace Science Four: The first option is
Management of the
where the cadets have the opportunity to put previously learned leadership
techniques into practice. All of the planning, organizing, coordinating, directing,
controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets. Other options include:
Choosing a Career and Guide to College Financing and Admisions
plus other issues
relevant to today’s cadets.
Leadership Education Four: LE-400, Principles of Management.
This course is a guide to understanding the fundamentals of management, managing
yourself, and others. There are four building blocks of leadership considered in this text
from the military and civilian perspective, each form a strong foundation for leading
Health and Wellness Curriculum: Wellness T
now an integral part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. It counts 20% of the course
grade, along with Aerospace Science–40%, and Leadership Education, including drill and
It is an exercise program focused upon individual base line
improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated with age and
gender. Wellness is instrumental in developing citizens of character dedicated to serving
out nation and communities. Cadets will be able to put into practice the wellness
concepts learned in Leadership Education One. Other team sports activities may be
included as well to enhance cadet fun and motivation. The course objective is to
motivate JROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements
and into their adult lives.
Wellness Training will be conducted on Friday, during class time, and cadets will be
expected to bring and wear proper sports shoes and their E2C uniform (issued JROTC
shorts, t-shirt, and sweatshirt for cold weather). Cadets will also be expected to
participate, to the best of their ability, in all events.
Cadets who do not wear the
provided clothing and/or refuse to participate correctly will receive a 0 (zero) daily
grade for E2C. Missing items will count off 10 points each.
Only cadets with a
medical excuse will be exempt from participation, but will be required to help with other
This program has 19 exercises available, along with a timed, 1 mile run, designed to help
cadets improve their physical fitness and overall health. Under instructor supervision,
cadets will be shown how to properly do each exercise and will be encouraged to set their
own personal goal for improvement. Before participating, cadets must obtain written
parental/guardian consent, which is part of the information packet handed out separately.
An initial diagnostic test will be performed early in the semester with the results used to
create a personal baseline. To get the most out of the program, we encourage cadets to
participate fully and observe safety precautions, including proper hydration in advance of
performing any physical activity, which should be done on a regular basis, at least 3
times a week.
SUPPLEMENTAL CURRICULUM MATERIAL:
May be used at various times
within any semester, at the discretion of the instructor, in combination with other Air
Force Junior ROTC curriculum to provide a balanced course of instruction.
Aerospace Science 220, AS-220, Cultural Studies,
An Introduction to Global
This course is about the world’s cultures and has been specifically created
for use in the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air force Junior ROTC programs- the
first ever joint course to be introduced into all JROTC programs. This is a
multidisciplinary course that introduces students to various regions of the world from a
geographic, historical and cultural perspective. The course provides increased
international awareness and insight into foreign affairs that permits a more educated
understanding of other cultures and enhanced knowledge of America’s interest and role
in the world. Geopolitical issues such as terrorism, economics, politics, military issues,
religion, environmental concerns, human rights, disease, over population, literacy, the
migration of peoples and other cultural issues may be examined. Regional areas included
are The Middle East, Asia, Africa, Russia and the Former Soviet Republics, Latin
America, and Europe.
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
– The National Endowment for
Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) offers many
benefits to educators. The material includes a detailed instructor manual with easy-tofollow
lesson plans, a student guide, presentation visuals, online tools/games, and
certificate of completion. Course material is written for teens and there are websites for
students, parents, and teachers.
Procedures for make up work (Absences, In/Out of School Suspension):
Provisions for make up of school work missed during absences
shall be coordinated with
the instructor at the earliest time possible, but should not exceed five (5) school days after
the student’s return. Students who cut class cannot make up work and will receive a zero
on all work that day. Students in ISS should complete work. Students serving OSS
5 days upon return to make up work. Every effort will be made to assist students in making up work, but cadets are ultimately responsible for this activity. Work not made up will result in a grade of zero when report card grades are finalized for issue.
Greenville County Schools has uniform rules to assure students
attend regularly. Students are counted present only when they are actually in school, on
homebound instruction, or at an activity authorized by the school principal. To receive
credit, your student must not miss more than five (5) days as well as meet all minimum
requirements for this course. Any absence in excess of five (5) days may cause a student
to lose credit for this course. All absences beginning with the sixth (6th
) for this course
must be lawful. If you have questions, please call the school office.
- Personal illness of a child verified by a physician’s statement within three (3)
days of the student’s return to school. Absences for chronic or extended
illness will be approved only when verified by a physician’s statement.
- Serious illness or death of an immediate family member when verified by a
parent or a program from the funeral home within three (3) days of the
student’s return to school.
- Absences for religious holidays when approved in advance. Make requests to
the principal in writing.
- Absences for extreme hardships approved by the principal. When possible,
Any student absence, with or without the knowledge of the parent
which does not meet the conditions for a lawful absence shall be counted as unlawful and
will not be excused.
Properly Display ID The only exception is bottled water,
Have Both Handbooks which must be in a closed container
No Food or Drink (screw on cap, sports bottle, etc.)
Respect Each Other Consequences:
Be On Time Documented warning.
Be Responsible Demerits assigned based on
No Sleeping the Cadet “Good Standing” policy,
Obey School Rules Section 9 in the Cadet Handbook.
United States Air Force Core Values
Integrity First - - - Service Before Self - - - Excellence In All We Do