AFJROTC is a three- or four-year program for high school students. The fourth year is available in schools that have ninth through twelfth grade. The curriculum includes Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE) and Wellness. All students will be given credit towards graduation for successful completion of the AFJROTC program per the Air Force School Agreement. Courses are designed for the cadet to receive one academic year of instruction to meet Title 10 requirements. Each academic course will consist of an AS component, an LE component, and Wellness.
Aerospace Science (AS)
AS acquaints students with the elements of aerospace and the aerospace environment. It introduces them to the principles of aircraft flight and navigation, the history of aviation, development of air power, contemporary aviation, human requirements of flight, cultural and global awareness, geography, the space environment, space programs, space technology, rocketry, propulsion, the aerospace industry, and survival.
Leadership Education (LE)
LE is the portion of the AFJROTC curriculum that develops leadership skills and acquaints students with the practical application of life skills. The leadership education curriculum emphasizes discipline, responsibility, leadership, followership, citizenship, customs and courtesies, cadet corps activities, study habits, time management, communication skills, career opportunities, life skills, financial literacy, management skills, and drill and ceremonies.
Wellness is an official and integral part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. The objective of the Wellness/PT Program is to motivate cadets to lead healthy, active lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives.
Co-Curricular activities include functions and programs cadets help plan, and serve to augment Holm Center Curriculum. Co-Curricular activities are AFJROTC sponsored and school approved events normally conducted outside the classroom (before/after school). Cadets participate in summer leadership schools, drill meets, dining-ins and dining-outs, model rocketry programs, flying model programs, static model programs, Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS), and the Tuskegee Airmen Program.
Each academic course must consist of Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE), and Wellness components, except where waived for core or state mandated courses. Defined Courses are designed for the cadet to receive one academic year of instruction to meet Title 10 requirements. A model Defined Course should target 180 contact hours of instruction, where not possible, courses must consist of a minimum of 120 contact hours (contact time) for the academic year.
AS 100: A Journey Into Aviation History
AS 200: The Science of Flight:
A Gateway to New Horizons
AS 220: Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Global Awareness
AS 300: Exploring Space: The High Frontier
AS 400: Management of the Cadet
AS 410: Survival
LE 100: Traditions, Wellness, and Foundations of Citizenship
LE 200: Communication, Awareness, and Leadership
LE 300: Life Skills and Career Opportunities
LE 400: Principles of Management
LE 500: Drill and Ceremonies or
Drill Curriculum (Cumulative)
AS 500: Aviation Honors Ground School
College and Career-minded high school students will learn about jobs in the public and private sector of our work force that will open important opportunities for the future. High school students who successfully complete at least three years in the AFJROTC program may be able to enter the military at a higher pay grade than most enlistees. Students will learn how to prepare college applications, participate in interviews, and learn about the expectations of college life. Also, AFJROTC cadets will be better prepared to work in an expanding technological world – in the Air Force or as a civilian.
Students may compete for an Air Force Academy nomination or an Air Force ROTC scholarship through their Air Force Junior ROTC unit. Or, they may receive credit for the first year of an Air Force ROTC four-year college program--- plus, free uniforms, insignia and ROTC textbooks. They may also receive priority processing when entering the Air Force if they win the Congressman Herbert Advanced Placement Award.
Air Force Junior ROTC was awarded continuing accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) on 3 December 2015 by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission. AdvancED is the parent organization of SACS CASI. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission is a national panel that reviews and takes action on all SACS CASI accreditation recommendations.