COURSE NAME:Aerospace Science III (AS III)
CREDIT HOURS:1 Elective Credit Hour
The course, which examines our Earth, the Moon and the planets, the latest advances in space technology, and continuing challenges of space and manned space flight. Issues critical to travel in the upper atmosphere such as; orbits and trajectories, unmanned satellites, space probes, guidance and control systems are discussed. The manned space flight section covers major milestones in the endeavor to land on the Moon, and to safely orbit humans and crafts in space for temporary and prolonged periods. It also covers the development of space stations, the Space Shuttle and its future, and international laws for the use of and travel in space. The leadership course will be helpful to students deciding which path to take after high school. Information on how to apply for admission to college or to a vocational or technical school is included. Information on how to begin the job search is available to students who decide not to go to college or vocational school.. Available also is information about financial planning and how to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how not to get caught in the credit trap. Students are informed about real life issues such as understanding contracts, leases, wills, warranties, legal notices, and personal bills. Citizen responsibilities such as registering to vote, jury duty, and draft registration will be helpful too. The wellness program focuses on nutrition, exercise and physical activities. Additionally, wear of the uniform, Air Force customs and courtesies, and basic skills are introduced.
a. Scheduled Exams/Quizzes
b. Make up exams
d. Class Participation
e. Special Projects
Course Evaluation Grading Scale
Exams 30% A 90-100
Wellness 30% B 80-89
Inspections 20% C 70-79
Leadership/Drill 20% D 65-69
See additional policy letters, Student/Parent Handbook, and Cadet Guide for additional information on grading policy, rules and regulations concerning academics at Madison Central High School.
LEADERSHIP EDUCATION III: LEADERSHIP LIFE SKILLS
The Leadership EducationIIILife Skills course will be helpful to cadets deciding which path to take after high school. Information on how to apply for admission to college or to a vocational or technical school is included. Information on how to begin the job search is available to cadets who decide not to go to college or vocational school. Available also is information about financial planning and how to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how not to get caught in the credit trap. Cadets are informed about real life issues such as understanding contracts, leases, wills, warranties, legal notices, and personal bills. Citizen responsibilities such as registering to vote, jury duty, and selective service registration will be covered also. For those cadets who may be moving into an apartment of their own, information is presented on apartment shopping and grocery shopping skills. If there are cadets who are interested in a career in the military, with the federal government, or an aerospace career, information is also provided for them.
1. Textbook: Leadership EducationIII: Life Skills and Career Opportunities (2006)
2. Excerpts from AFMAN 36-2203 – Personnel Drill and Ceremonies
3. Instructor selected videos
5. Guest Speakers
6. MS-933 Cadet Handbook
Wellness Program (General Expectations)
Wellness is an official and integral part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. It consists of two exercise programs focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated by age and gender. The Wellness curriculum is instrumental in developing citizens of character dedicated to serving our nation and communities. The program is provided as a tool to help the cadets develop an individualized training program. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education 100. Instructors are free to include other activities cadets enjoy such as team sports in order to keep the Wellness Program fun and motivating. The Wellness Program also provides a list of 19 exercises with examples that may be utilized in a 36- week program modifiable to meet individual and district/state goals. Instructors should utilize fitness programs that best fit the requirements within their district/country/state goals. Cadet fitness improvement should be rewarded either by earning the Wellness Ribbon, Presidential Fitness Challenge certificate, or both.
The course objective for the Wellness Program is to:
Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles, beyond the program requirements and into their adult lives.
The goals of the Wellness Program are to:
1. Create an individualized training program based on national standards by age and gender.
2. Identify areas of improvement for each cadet and provide guidance for improvement.
3. Incorporate a physical training program to reach fitness goals.
Dress for Success
All cadets are required to dress out for Wellness,no exceptions. There is no cost forAFJROTCissued Wellness apparel. All cadets must wear AFJROTC Wellness apparel any other wellness attire is not permitted unless prior arrangements are made with an AFJROTC Instructor. AFJROTC Wellness uniforms will be issued through the AFJROTC Logistics Department.
The Wellness uniform will be worn during wellness only, no exceptions.Proper under garments will be worn under the Wellness Uniform. Ripped, torn, or written on wellness clothing will result in the student purchasing new attire (if local purchase item).
Appropriateathletictennis shoes that tie arerequired(running shoes are recommended). Fashion tennis shoes are not allowed to be worn with the wellness uniform; sandals or going barefoot will not be allowed.
Dressing Out/Refusal to Dress Out for Wellness
The wellness uniform is the cadet’s responsibility to maintain. Cadets who refuse to dress out are defiant and in violation of the Wellness Education Policy. All cadets that do not dress-out for wellness, excused or unexcused must report to an instructor. Cadets who do not dress out will receive a “0” (F) for Wellness that day.
Tardy/Late for Wellness Formation
Cadets have (5) minutes to dress out for Wellness at the beginning of the period. They are expected to report to their formation/the roll call area and assemble as soon as possible. If the (5) minutes period has expired and cadets areNOT in formation/the roll call area, this will result in a tardy. If cadets are not in assembled area they will be marked tardy. Tardies will dramatically affect their Wellness grade for the day.
Parents may excuse/modify a cadet’s participation for up to three times by sending a written note to class with the cadet. Instructors may accept up tothree (3)separate notes from parents each semester. For an instructor to accept the note, it should include the cadets’ name, date, specific reason for excuse/ modified activity, the parents’ signature and the phone number where the parent can be contacted if necessary. After three (3) excuses, a doctor’s note will be required. If a student is injured or becomes ill during class time, it is essential that the student notify an instructorimmediately!
A doctor’s note must include the dates in which the cadet is excused from participation in class and a date of return to activity and any modifications to activity. Cadets will dress out and the activity will be adjusted accordingly if possible.
All medical notes must be given to the instructor for clearance. At that time, instructors might request doctor notification to clarify an injury or recommendation that is not clear. The nature of the physical limitations from the doctorMUSTbe clearly stated on the note. What is the exact injury, what the time off is, and what they can or cannot do physically.
NOTE:If there is a "NO Wellness" note for more than two weeks, the instructors may make contact with the medical authority that generated the excuse and get clarification and see more specific information so that an action plan can be developed that meets the needs of the cadet.
ALL MEDICAL excuses are on a case by case basis. Each instructor is given the professional discretion of appropriate make-up, expectations, and responsibilities required to earn a grade in the instructor’s class on a case by case basis. When a cadet is on a medical excuse it is their responsibility to meet with their instructor and come up with a plan to make-up the missed activities; how long a student is out, their level of proficiency, effort/attitude, and several other factors are part of the determinate of that specific student’s needs and/or make-up requirements. After the initial meeting with the cadet, the instructor will write up the agreement and have it signed by the parent and returned to the instructor.