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NJROTC Expected Outcomes


Complex Thinkers.  The Cadets administer most aspects of the NJROTC Unit and therefore will have opportunities to solve a variety of real-world problems on a daily basis.  Representative situations include: setting mission goals, developing strategies for attaining goals, organizing, training, and leading teams of students to professional excellence, and record-keeping. These opportunities supplement normal classroom academic challenges that include tests, homework assignments, and projects.

Effective Communicators. Effective communication is an integral part of the NJROTC course with frequent opportunities for Cadets to express themselves in oral and written form, both in and out of the classroom. Students will discuss problems and work situations in large and small groups, take notes in the classroom, and make presentations on the subject. Students will also present command briefs to visiting dignitaries, represent the high school at assemblies, and address service clubs and civic groups.  Documents will include tests, essays, notebooks, minutes of discussion groups, and command briefs.

Responsible Self-Directed Learners and Workers. The cadets will have opportunities to set personal and professional goals, develop timelines for completing course work, and achieve NJROTC objectives.  Teamwork and individual work will be required by all students during the course of the year.  Documentation might include finished projects, Standard Operating Procedures, computer printouts, and briefing documents.

Involved Citizens. Cadets will have many opportunities to interact with other cadets through the use of small, specialized teams.  Instruction will also address cultural links, the importance of democratic institutions, the development of the United States into a superpower, and the contributions of individual citizens toward that endeavor. The students will be heavily involved in a variety of community service projects, such as presenting the Colors at civic and community functions, marching in parades, feeding the homeless, and conducting food/clothing drives. Documentation might include group notes, logs and reports of projects, and work completed as groups.

Healthy Lifestyle Advocates. Cadets will be taught the importance of exercising freedom and initiative within the boundaries of classroom rules.  Conflict management between students and adults will be practiced.  Students will be instructed on the special role they play as NJROTC Cadets in the school and community and the need to lead by example, conforming to the dress and behavior regulations of the school and the NJROTC Unit. Instruction will also be given on the principles of health education and the importance of physical fitness training and a drug-free lifestyle to maintain good health.  Documentation includes classroom notes, tests, and citizenship award certificates.