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AEROSPACE SCIENCE COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE TITLE: AERO SCI 2A: AFJROTC Flight Careers 1 AERO SCI 2B: AFJROTC Flight Careers 2 CREDIT HOURS: Each Course -- 120 HOURS = 1 SEMESTER CREDIT INSTRUCTORS: Lt. Col. Ray Ott – Senior Aerospace Science Instructor MSgt. Dan Lettieri – Aerospace Science Instructor COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students are enrolled in Flight Careers 1 (1st semester) and Flight Careers 2 (2nd semester) as part of the Aerospace Science Career Technical area for those interested in flight operations and non-flight careers. At the end of the sophomore year, students will select either Flight Operations or Careers as their interest track. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Flight 1 & 2 – Students will discover aviation, the basics of airplane systems, gain an understanding of aerodynamic principles, airport facilities, air traffic control services, communication procedures, and sources of flight information. Students will also be introduced to the variable atmosphere and its effect on aircraft operations, and learn the basics of navigation using charts and radio aids. Students will be exposed to survival and situations involving planned execution of methods to sustain life. Careers 1 & 2 – Self-understanding is the foundation of a planned career choice. Students will explore personal characteristics, major interests, aptitudes, and values related to various occupations. Understanding job finding, interviewing skills, career and lifestyle goals, impact of cultural diversity, technology, and an expanding and competitive global economy will help the student meet the challenges of continuous changing job market. The focus of this course will be supplemented with surveys, evaluations, career goal-setting objectives, and career cruising. The Student Success Plan (SSP) will be fully completed by each student to include the “My Files” and “My Journal” sections as instructed. COURSE EVALUATION: A. Grades are based on points earned in both segments of the course. Uniform wear points will be included in the Assignments section. B. Grades for each nine week period will be based on assigned work and chapter tests. Drill proficiency and fitness training are also a required part of the course. C. All cadets are required to complete a minimum of ten (10) hours of verified community service during each semester as applicable. This requirement is a graded assignment. D. Evaluation grades will be calculated as: Assignments 35%, Classwork 35%, Fitness 20%, and Community Service 10%. Uniform wear will be graded in Assignments. E. Activities that are held outside school hours can provide the cadets with Bonus Points. These activities may include, but are not limited to, parades, drill activities, community service and volunteer support activities. Bonus points are added and calculated at the end of each semester. F. Students are required to complete SSP assignments and submit an Electronic Portfolio. Grades will be posted in Classwork Section. G. Assignments will be posted on the board in the classroom and online in the appropriate class section. Work is due on the date indicated. Work completed prior to due date may receive bonus points. Unless an absence is excused, late work will be accepted under the classroom policy as noted: If work is one day late, 50% of value is deducted. Work submitted after one day will not be accepted or graded unless there are extenuating circumstances. H. Non-submission of work will result in a zero after two days from the posted due date. Missed assignments (MIS) may be accepted based on instructor preference. Zeroed assignments will not be accepted. Tests must be taken within 3 days or a zero grade will be posted. Missed tests and assignments can be made up on Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 7:45 to 8:20 AM. I. PLEASE NOTE: Cadets MUST wear the Air Force JROTC uniform and meet appearance and grooming standards, in and out of uniform. This is stated in the contract between the Department of the Air Force and the POLYTECH School District. Any cadet who does not wear the uniform and meet personal appearance and grooming standards as required MAY FAIL Flight Careers class, regardless of any other work completed. This includes proper wear of the complete fitness uniform during Fitness activities, exercises, and evaluations. DAILY CLASS REQUIREMENTS Textbooks, workbooks, and classroom-related materials. Notebook with paper (3-ring binder with dividers preferred) Pen or Pencil (Note: Red or colored ink is unacceptable. Only Blue or Black ink is permitted.) COMPLETED ASSIGNMENTS/CLASSWORK. Willingness-to-learn attitude and respectful, self-disciplined behavior. GENERAL POLICIES A. If you are absent on Uniform Day, you are required to wear the uniform on the next day you come to school. It is your responsibility to maintain and wear the uniform and have it inspected. B. Hair must meet United States Air Force length requirements and be a natural color. Accouterments must be the same color as hair or are not authorized. C. Proper behavior is expected at all times. Repeated instances of improper behavior may result in a failing grade in AFJROTC and dismissal from the Cadet Corps. D. Show respect in the classroom. Do not talk while the instructor is talking. Proper respect will be shown to all cadet officers and non-commissioned officers at all times. E. Instructors or Flight Commanders, not the bell, will dismiss the class. F. Cheating (includes copying another cadet’s assignment or workbook) will result in a zero and 20 school demerits. Since cheating is a violation of the Cadet Honor Code, a Cadet Review Board may be convened. G. The AFJROTC Instructors are available to discuss any student or parent concerns. H. Parents/Guardians requesting conferences with the AFJROTC Instructors should schedule these conferences through the Guidance Office. CONTACT INFORMATION Parents/Guardians wishing to contact instructors may do so by calling the school phone at 697- 3255 and ask to speak with Lt. Col. Ott at extension 2302 or MSgt Lettieri at extension 3302. Cadets, Parents, and Guardians may also contact us through email DE931@polytech.k12.de.us anytime for clarification, questions, assignments, etc. Email is checked daily and on weekends. PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN THE ATTACHED PAGE TO THE INSTRUCTORS. KEEP THIS OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE. THE ATTACHED FORM MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN, INDICATING YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION.
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