JROTC - Air Force at Northern High School

AFJROTC students are engaged in two periods per week of academic instruction, two periods per week of military drills and leadership development, and one period a week of physical fitness. Students will have the opportunity to visit military installations and facilities to observe military operations and life first hand. They may also be able to take orientation flights aboard military aircraft. AFJROTC units will perform color guard and drill demonstrations at school and community events.

After graduation, students with three years of AFJROTC who qualify to serve in the military will be offered these opportunities:
1. They may enlist in one of the Armed Forces in an advanced grade
2. They may have the first year of college ROTC waived upon request
3. They may compete for a four year ROTC scholarship with paid tuition, fees and books. The scholarship includes a tax free stipend each month for the scholarship recipient.

Aerospace Science I
Prerequisite: Approval by Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI)
Cadets explore the subject of aviation from ancient times until present day, to include rocketry, astronomy and space exploration. The leadership portion of this course includes topics pertaining to AFJROTC organization, Air Force traditions and customs, citizenship, and character development. In addition, cadets learn about and practice drill and ceremonies. Character building and physical fitness are important aspects of this course. Cadets also learn about substance abuse, CPR, first aid and techniques for stress reduction and weight management.

Aerospace Science II and Aerospace Science III
Prerequisite: Approval by Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI)
The subject matter taught in the Aerospace Science portion of the curriculum will rotate between three different subject areas: Science of Flight, Space Exploration and Global/Cultural Awareness.

Science of Flight: Topics include the atmospheric environment, human requirements of flight, the physics of flight, and basic navigation methods.

Space Exploration: Topics include history of astronomy and space flight, the solar system, space exploration and technology, manned and unmanned flights, space missions and various types of space vehicles.

Global/Cultural Awareness: Topics include historical, geographic, religious, ethnic, economic and political issues that have shaped and continue to impact the six major regions of the world.

The Leadership Education portion of this course builds students' knowledge and ability to successfully participate in squadron drill and larger formations. In addition, students will be given opportunities to develop and practice both written and oral communication skills. Students will also begin to investigate various career opportunities including college, vocational and work force options. Students will take part in one day of physical fitness per week. Self esteem building and physical fitness are both important aspects of this course. Cadets will learn techniques for stress and weight management.

Aerospace Science IV
Prerequisite: Approval by Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI)
In this course, cadets focus on developing advanced leadership skills. They will have multiple opportunities to organize activities, schedule staff meetings, give briefings to the corps, and prepare lessons for classroom presentation. Students will take part in one day of physical fitness per week. Self esteem building and physical fitness are important aspects of this course. Cadets will also learn stress reduction techniques and weight management.

Lottery Priorities
Applicants residing in the Northern High School attendance zone will be assigned first.

Applicants must rank their school of priority as their first choice to be considered for a priority through the lottery process.

*Please note that there is no guarantee of assignment, as seats must be available at the grade level requested. 

Transportation
District wide Pathway Model (Pathway model is defined as students will be transported from their base school to the assigned school. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the base school.)