CAPT's Philosophy: Tardiness in our school is getting renewed emphasis this year and I have attached the policy for us as teachers to enforce. I've spoken to your cadet about this but here it is for your review. Actions (good or bad) lead to Habits (good or bad) lead to Character (good or bad). 'Showing up to work on time' (for class) is truly a virtue the cadets will value for life.
A person's character can be changed by changing a habit by practicing the discipline to change one's actions. That is ultimately what our program is about; reinforcing good actions/habits to build strong, good character in your child and/or holding your child's actions accountable and to proper standards to break a bad habit to change them into good habits and thus reshaping character. We hope you agree and we stand 100% behind and in support of you raising the best child they can be.
Cadets are required to learn and retain a baseline knowledge of facts, regulations and citizenship. Knowledge is perishable, therefore the cadets must remain proficient in this knowledge. They shall complete online exams via the 'EXAMS' link located above at least once every grading period (9 weeks). Although cadets are reminded daily to complete these exams so their grade does not suffer, some cadets procrastinate in studying. So at mid-term, the instructors assigns a '0' score for all untaken exams in order to provide a forecast of the potential NJROTC grades should they fail their mission by not completing them by the end of the 9-week grading period. The exams are open book and resources are provided in the classroom and at the 'RESOURCES' link in the right-hand margin of the web pages. NOTE: Proficiency in this knowledge is a routine academic requirement established by the Senior Naval Science Instructor and subject to verbal exam during official NJROTC Area Manager inspections. To promote to the next RANK (e.g., Seaman to Petty Officer Third Class), cadets must demonstrate they REALLY care to know their stuff by getting a 90% or better on every exam—and then pass a similar exam CLOSED book during designated promotion Examination Boards (every 9 weeks). This is to ensure they have the knowledge credibility to lead. Leaders must 'know their business' well.
Cadets who do not wear the prescribed uniform three (3) consecutive times will earn a Failing Grade (F) for the nine-week grading period regardless of other performance. Donning the uniform and honoring our brave men and women military, police, firefighting , EMT and other first-responders is one of the basic tenets of the Navy JROTC program. We teach SERVICE OVER SELF and LEADERSHIP.
Cadets are required to wear their uniform the entire school day at least one time per week or at other prescribed times as designated by the instructors. If a cadet is not willing to take the responsibility to wear the uniform, after the equivalent of one month, then they are sending a loud and clear message they do not desire to earn the credits. An 'Exempt' score will be accessed in the case of a unit supply issue that results in a cadet not being issued a major uniform item or for other mitigating circumstances.