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:
Aerospace Science I
Aerospace Science II and Aerospace Science III
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
Applicants must rank their school of priority as their first choice to be considered for a priority through the lottery process.
Applications and Lottery Information