NJROTC Syllabus

 SYLLABUS

 Naval Science 2 & 3

Monday – Friday, Periods 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

Naval Science 2 & 3 is an overview class covering various aspects of the Naval Service. The NS-2 Curriculum will cover Maritime History, Leadership, Nautical Sciences (Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy and Physical Science). NS-3 Curriculum will cover Naval Knowledge (Sea Power, National Security, Naval Operations, Military Law, and International Law), Leadership, and Naval Skills (Ship Construction, Shipboard Organization, Basic Seamanship, Navigation, Rules of the Road, and Naval Weapons & Aircraft)

At the end of this course, you will:

 Know the curriculum as listed above that is presented during the current school year. NS 2 & 3 will be delivered over the course of two years and will be sequenced based upon student feedback and needs.

 Be able to wear the cadet uniform properly understanding the placement of all items and the proper bearing to display while in uniform.

 Be physically active being mindful of your physical and mental health.

 Be responsible and accountable for your decisions and actions.

 Act responsibly as a member of a team.

 Complete online ACT/SAT study course provided free of charge

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must:

 Take Notes

 Pay attention to detail

 Wear your uniform and physical fitness clothing when required

 Complete required events

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need :

 Naval Science 2, Second Edition, CDR. Richard R. Hobbs, USNR (Ret.), 2006

 Naval Science 3, Second Edition, CDR. Richard R. Hobbs, USNR (Ret.), 2009

 Cadet Reference Manual

 Cadet Field Manual

 Note Taking Supplies

Additional Print Resources

 Selected notes from National Science Center Math and/or Science Curriculum

Selected notes from National Science Center Math and/or Science Curriculum

 Online Resources

 Online SAT/ACT web site www.jrotccollegeprep.com

 COURSE SCHEDULE

The standard instructional week will be as follows:

Monday – Platoon Drill

Tuesday – Academic

Wednesday – Uniform Inspection

Thursday – Team Building/Academic

Friday – Physical Fitness

The following are noteworthy days which will differ from the above standard schedule in the 2012-2013 school year.

August 15 Uniform day for Returning Cadets Only

August 29 Company Formation, 8:00 am, all cadets in uniform

September 5 NJROTC Photo Day, 7:00 am, all cadets in uniform

September 27 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing, - Push-ups & Sit-Ups Physical Required

September 28 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing – 1 mile run, Physical Required

October 8-12 Fall Break

October 10-12 Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT), 8:00 am

October 24 No Uniform Wear

October 31 Company Formation, 8:00 am, all cadets in uniform

November 29 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing, - Push-ups & Sit-Ups Physical Required

November 30 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing – 1 mile run, Physical Required

January 30 Company Formation, 8:00 am, all cadets in uniform

February 21 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing, - Push-ups & Sit-Ups Physical Required

February 22 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing – 1 mile run, Physical Required

February 27 No Uniform Wear

March 6 Unit or PT Shirt for uniform wear

March 12 Set-up for Area Manager Inspection

March 13 Area Manager Inspection

March 18-22 Fall Recess

March 27 Company Formation, 8:00 am, all cadets in uniform

April 10 No Uniform Wear

April 17 Unit or PT shirt for uniform wear

April 24 No Uniform Wear

April 25 Awards night preparations

April 26 Awards night preparations

May 8 Uniform Day for NS-2 and 3 cadets

May 9 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing, - Push-ups & Sit-Ups Physical Required

May 10 Qtrly Physical Fitness Testing – 1 mile run, Physical Required

May 21 Final Exam

May 22 Non-Returning Cadet Uniform Turn-in

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules:

Provided in the Cadet Hand Book

Grading Policies:

Grading occurs over several areas:

Personnel Inspection: 50% of total grade. Weekly grade starts at 100 points and has deductions for discrepancies. If a cadet misses the uniform wear for any reason they must wear their uniform on the next school day that they are in attendance. They are allowed two days to make-up the missed inspection. If a cadet is present in class but does not wear the uniform they still have two days to make the missed grade up. However, they forfeit 25 points for not wearing the uniform the first day and an additional 25 points if they do not wear it on the second school day they are in attendance. Cadets on a school competitive sport team may ask permission to wear their sport attire on Uniform day if they have a competition that day. However, they must then wear the uniform on Thursday. All other late policies will move one day in the event they do not wear their uniform as agreed.

Participation: 20% of total grade. Cadets are required to participate in 10 events in the first semester of school. There are approximately 60 events available for them to choose from. The events are held before, during and after school as well as on weekends. If for some reason a cadet cannot attend ten events they must inform the instructors of the reason. While our baseline is 10, there are situations beyond a cadet’s control which can affect this number if, and only if, we know ahead of time. Informing the instructor in the closing weeks of the semester that there were extenuating circumstances will not be met with much leniency.

Academics: 15% of total grade. Academics in the classroom will be measured by examinations, class participation and projects. All level of cadets will complete an on line SAT/ACT study course free of charge during the first semester. Grade for this course is based upon completion, not the final grade the cadet receives in the on-line course. While time will be provided during class for some of this course cadets must complete the course on their own time as homework. They may do so at their own pace.

Physical Fitness: 10% of total grade. Each Friday Cadets start with100 points. Cadets are graded on two criteria. They are expected to change into their Navy Issued Physical Fitness clothing for class and to participate. Failure to wear the shirt or pants will result in a 25 point deduction for each item missing. Failure to participate will result in a 50 point deduction unless medically excused. If medially excused but able to change for class they will be expected to change and graded accordingly.

Semester Exams: 5% of total grade. Semester exams will be given and graded on a point scale up to 100 points.

Citizenship: Cadets are expected to live up to the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Grades of Unsatisfactory, Satisfactory or Excellent based upon instructor observation shall be assigned to each cadet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

NJROTC is about the cadets learning to take responsibility for their decisions and lives. They need to learn that Accountability and Responsibility are linked. While we recognize the age level of the cadets, we also know that they will rise to the high expectations set for them.

CONTACT INFORMATION 
Lieutenant Commander Patrick E. MacLean, USN, Ret.

 623-915-8046

 Office Hours

Day                             Time         Activity

Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri     0615-0715 Coaching NJROTC Teams

                                    0715-0750 Office Hours*

                                    0800-1100 Class

                                    1100-1135 Lunch

                                    1140-1235 Prep

                                    1240-1435 Class

                                    1435-1530 Office Hours*

                                    1530-1700 Coaching NJROTC Teams

Wednesday

                                    0715-0850 Office Hours*

                                    0900-1130 Class

                                    1130-1205 Lunch

                                    1210-1255 Prep

                                    1255-1435 Class

                                    1435-1530 Office Hours*