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Marine Corps JROTC Core 1,2 (4531, 4532)

Grade Range:
 Ninth-grade standing
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Physical Education/Military Science
Course Description:
 Introduction to Leadership Education 1. This course is the first in a series of eight courses that make up the Marine Corps JROTC program at University City High School. The overall aim of the program is to provide students with citizenship and leadership education while teaching them respect for constituted authority. The eight-course series is designed to accommodate the school’s block scheduling and represents a total of four years, or levels, of instruction. In this introductory course, students are taught how to be good followers and learn the importance of teamwork and discipline.

This course includes a physical education component. Students participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity; apply the principles of exercise to challenging physical activities; identify and achieve levels of excellence in physical fitness beyond the state fitness standards. They meet or exceed high school physical education content standards 1–3. Students receive instruction in the following eight content areas: (1) effects of physical activity upon dynamic health; (2) mechanics of body movement; (3) aquatics; (4) gymnastics and tumbling; (5) individual and dual sports; (6) rhythms and dance; (7) team sports; and (8) combatives/self-defense.

Each of the subject areas listed below is covered in the course.

  • The Marine Corps JROTC uniform program
  • Rates/ranks of the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps JROTC
  • Military customs, courtesies, etiquette, and ceremonies
  • Introduction to military drill
  • Chain of command
  • Eleven general orders
Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 MCJROTC Leadership Education, MCJROTC Command, 2005.