Mapleton Public Schools Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps!
Updated July 30, 2020
Mapleton’s Air Force JROTC program will pivot to a virtual process to start the upcoming school year. Program instructors will interact with the returning cadets virtually, four times a week, including three days of Air Force curriculum and one leadership day. The ROTC program will begin Wednesday, Sept. 2. Cadets will complete online assignments throughout the school day and at home. On the leadership day, instructors plan to interact with cadet leaders virtually and guide them through activities which involve all cadets. New cadets will have until Thursday, Sept. 17, to sign up for the program. This year, new cadets will be in the program by name only and fully participate starting second semester. Additional information will be made available to students when school begins on Thursday, Aug. 27.
To develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their Nation and community
To instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment
Air Force JROTC provides leadership training and an aerospace science program for high school students. Students who enroll in the AFJROTC program are offered a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities. The program explores the historical and scientific aspects of aerospace technology and teaches high school students self-reliance, self-discipline and other positive qualities found in leaders. The AFJROTC program is open to 9th - 12th-grade students enrolled in the Mapleton Public School District. This program is NOT a recruiting tool for the military and those students who participate do not incur any obligation to the Air Force.
Aerospace science comprises 40 percent of the curriculum, leadership education 40 percent, and health and wellness training for life 20 percent. All students who successfully complete AFJROTC classes are given credit toward graduation. Classroom study includes the heritage of flight, principles of aircraft flight and navigation, human requirements of flight, development of aerospace power, aerospace vehicles, rocketry, space and technology programs, and the aerospace industry. Students are also introduced to military customs and courtesies, citizenship in the United States, first aid, wellness, health and fitness, basic drill and ceremonies, effective communications, management, human relations, and life after high school. All uniforms and curriculum materials are provided by the Air Force.