• AS I Academic Course


    COURSE NAME: Aerospace Science I (AS I)

    CREDIT HOURS: 1 Elective Credit Hour

    INSTRUCTORS NAME: MSgt Art Thompson; TSgt Stanley Carroll

    REQUIRED TEXT: Milestones In Aviation History 


    Course Description: 

    The course is designed to acquaint the cadets with the historical development of flight and the role of the military in history.  The majority of the available classroom hours are spent reviewing the development of flight from ancient legends through the Persian Gulf War and beyond.  Additionally, the role of the military throughout the history of the United States is identified.  The leadership studies relate directly to military traditions, core values and self control.  The wellness program focuses on nutrition, exercise and physical activities.  Additionally, wear of the uniform, Air Force customs and courtesies, and basic drill skills are introduced


    Course Objectives:  (Aerospace Science)

    1. Know the legends of people’s attempts to fly in ancient civilizations throughout the    world and the first record of scientific study, first flights, and the impact aviation had on the conduct of war during the period 1775-1898.
    2. Know the United States’ position at wartime and how wars brought about the development of new weapons, new methods of warfare, new aircraft, more pilots, and the need for pilot training.
    3. Comprehend the U.S. policy of containing the spread of communism and the role of air power during the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crises, and the Vietnam War.
    4. Know the peaceful roles and missions in support of national objectives that the military is involved in, and the value of air power during the Persian Gulf War.

     Course Materials

    1. Textbook:  Aerospace Science I:  A Journey Into Aviation History - 2007
    2. Student Workbook:  Aerospace Science I:  A Journey Into Aviation History - 2007
    3. Instructor selected Videos/DVDs
    4. MS-933 Cadet Guide
    5. Textbook:  Leadership I


    1. Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapters in Student Workbook which corresponds to textbook chapters, and participate in demonstration/participation quiz games.
    2. Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and related subjects.
    3. Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.
    4. Cadets will adhere to uniform wear requirements by wearing the Air Force issued uniform on Wednesdays/Thursdays.

    Course Description:

     Leadership education is an integral part of each year’s instruction.  The first year is dedicated to leadership studies related directly to the academic subject matter, with study habits and time management. Additionally, wear of the uniform, Air Force customs and courtesies, and basic drill skills are introduced. 

    The Course Objectives are:

    1.    Know the importance of AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals, and objectives.

    2.    Know military traditions and the importance of maintaining a high standard of dress and  

           personal appearance.

    3.    Know the importance of attitude, discipline, and respect and why values and ethics are  

           so important.

    4.    Know the importance of individual self-control and that an effective stress management  

           program improves the quality of life.

    5.    Know why courtesies are rendered to the United States Flag and the National Anthem.

    6.    Know why it is important to be a good democratic citizen and to be familiar with the    

          different forms of governments.

    7.    Know the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others stay well       


    Course Materials:

    1. Textbook:  Leadership Education I:  Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC (2005)
    2. Excerpts from AFMAN 36-2203 – Personnel Drill and Ceremonies
    3. Instructor selected videos
    4. Guest Speakers
    5. MS-933 Cadet Handbook  



    1.      Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapter in the Student Workbook which correspond to textbook chapters, and participate in oral quiz games.

    2.      Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and related subjects.

    3.      Cadets will prepare for Drill Evaluation.

    4.      Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

    5.      Cadets will adhere to uniform wear requirements by wearing the Air Force issued uniform on Wednesdays/Thursday. 



       Course Evaluation                                                      Grading Scale

     Exams                    30%                                                     A     90-100

     Wellness                30%                                                     B        80-89

     Inspections             20%                                                     C        70-79

     Leadership/Drill     20%                                                     D        65-69

                                                                                                 F          0-64

    Wellness Program (General Expectations)

    Course Description:

    Wellness is an official and integral part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. It consists of two exercise programs focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated by age and gender. The Wellness curriculum is instrumental in developing citizens of character dedicated to serving our nation and communities. The program is provided as a tool to help the cadets develop an individualized training program. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education 100.  Instructors are free to include other activities cadets enjoy such as team sports in order to keep the Wellness Program fun and motivating. The Wellness Program also provides a list of 19 exercises with examples that may be utilized in a 36- week program modifiable to meet individual and district/state goals. Instructors should utilize fitness programs that best fit the requirements within their district/country/state goals. Cadet fitness improvement should be rewarded either by earning the Wellness Ribbon, Presidential Fitness Challenge certificate, or both.


    The course objective for the Wellness Program is to:

    Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles, beyond the program requirements and into their adult lives.


    The goals of the Wellness Program are to:

    1.      Create an individualized training program based on national standards by age and gender.

    2.      Identify areas of improvement for each cadet and provide guidance for improvement.

    3.      Incorporate a physical training program to reach fitness goals.


    Dress for Success

    All cadets are required to dress out for Wellness, no exceptions. There is no cost for AFJROTC issued Wellness apparel.  All cadets must wear AFJROTC Wellness apparel any other wellness attire is not permitted unless prior arrangements are made with an AFJROTC Instructor. AFJROTC Wellness uniforms will be issued through the AFJROTC Logistics Department. 

    The Wellness uniform will be worn during wellness only, no exceptions. Proper under garments will be worn under the Wellness Uniform. Ripped, torn, or written on wellness clothing will result in the student purchasing new attire (if local purchase item).

    Appropriate athletic tennis shoes that tie are required (running shoes are recommended). Fashion tennis shoes are not allowed to be worn with the wellness uniform; sandals or going barefoot will not be allowed. 

    Dressing Out/Refusal to Dress Out for Wellness

    The wellness uniform is the cadet’s responsibility to maintain.  Cadets who refuse to dress out are defiant and in violation of the Wellness Education Policy.  All cadets that do not dress-out for wellness, excused or unexcused must report to an instructor.  Cadets who do not dress out will receive a “0” (F) for Wellness that day.


    Tardy/Late for Wellness Formation

    Cadets have (5) minutes to dress out for Wellness at the beginning of the period. They are expected to report to their formation/the roll call area and assemble as soon as possible.  If the (5) minutes period has expired and cadets are NOT in formation/the roll call area, this will result in a tardy.   If cadets are not in assembled area they will be marked tardy.  Tardies will dramatically affect their Wellness grade for the day.


    Excused Medical

    Parents may excuse/modify a cadet’s participation for up to three times by sending a written note to class with the cadet. Instructors may accept up to three (3) separate notes from parents each semester.  For an instructor to accept the note, it should include the cadets’ name, date, specific reason for excuse/ modified activity, the parents’ signature and the phone number where the parent can be contacted if necessary. After three (3) excuses, a doctor’s note will be required. If a student is injured or becomes ill during class time, it is essential that the student notify an instructor immediately!  

    A doctor’s note must include the dates in which the cadet is excused from participation in class and a date of return to activity and any modifications to activity.   Cadets will dress out and the activity will be adjusted accordingly if possible. 

     All medical notes must be given to the instructor for clearance.  At that time, instructors might request doctor notification to clarify an injury or recommendation that is not clear.  The nature of the physical limitations from the doctor MUST be clearly stated on the note.  What is the exact injury, what the time off is, and what they can or cannot do physically. 

    NOTE: If there is a "NO Wellness" note for more than two weeks, the instructors may make contact with the medical authority that generated the excuse and get clarification and see more specific information so that an action plan can be developed that meets the needs of the cadet. 

    ALL MEDICAL excuses are on a case by case basis.  Each instructor is given the professional discretion of appropriate make-up, expectations, and responsibilities required to earn a grade in the instructor’s class on a case by case basis.  When a cadet is on a medical excuse it is their responsibility to meet with their instructor and come up with a plan to make-up the missed activities; how long a student is out, their level of proficiency, effort/attitude, and several other factors are part of the determinate of that specific student’s needs and/or make-up requirements.  After the initial meeting with the cadet, the instructor will write up the agreement and have it signed by the parent and returned to the instructor.

    Note: See additional policy letters, Parent Handbook, and Cadet Guide for any additional information on grading policy, rules and regulations concerning academics at Rosa Scott High School.

    AS I Course for the 2020-2021 SY


    First Nine Weeks Period: (19 Class Periods)

    Cadet Guide (2) + Test

    Air Force Organization (2)

    Dress & Appearance Standards (2)


    Chapter 1-1, Discovering Flight (2)

    Chapter 1-2, Early Days of Flight (2) + Test (Chapter 1)

    Build a Kite (2) + Test (Fly Kite)

    Drill (Basic 8 Commands) (2)

    Wellness (2)        


    Second Nine Weeks Period: (21 Class Periods)


              Chapter 4-1, The Army Air Corps (1) + Test

              Many Faces of Old Glory (1)

    Revolution War (Video Patriot) (2) + Test        

    Chapter 2-3, Air Power in World War I (2) + Test

    Chapter 4-2, Air Power in World War II (2) + Test


              Why We Fight Series Pt 1 (2) + Test

              Why We Fight Series Pt 2 (2) + Test

    Drill (2)

    Wellness (1)


    Third Nine Weeks Period: (23 Class Periods)


    Communication (2) + Test

    Time Management (2) + Test

    Effective Speaking (2) + Test

    Effective Listening (1) + Test

    Tuskegee Airman DVD (2)

              Saving Private Ryan DVD (3) + Test (On both movies)

    Drill (2)

    Wellness (2)


              Chapter 6-1, Air Force Beginnings thru Korean War (1) + Test




    Fourth Nine Weeks Period: (20 Class Periods)


              Chapter 6-2, The Vietnam War and Others (2) + Test

              Chapter 6-3, Global Interventions from 1990 (2) + Test

    Drill (4)

    Wellness (2)


              The Leadership Concept (1)

              Leadership Principles (1) + Test (Concept and Principles)

              The Leadership Situation (1)

              Followership (1) + Test (Leadership Situation and Followership)

              Building Teamwork (1) + Test