Canon City High School Army JROTC

1313 College Avenue, Canon City, Colorado 81212
(719) 276-5891
Established 1901

US Army Junior ROTC Program of Instruction


JROTC is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.

The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

In the production of this curriculum the JROTC Directorate has incorporated the latest educational
theories used in secondary education. National Secondary School standards have been linked to
 each chapter to show a cross-connection with this curriculum and the standard curriculum taught
in high school.

Consultants were used to validate the changes and to assist in the rewriting. Other


available materials have been incorporated and many times the authors of these programs have customized them for the JROTC program.

These organizations and programs are:
Wisconsin Instructional Design System, (WIDS), an educational organization, wrote Competencies and linked SCANS and National Standards.

Student-centered learning techniques from the National Academy of Integrative Learning, Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the lessons and instructor preparation materials.

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) also uses Dr. Dunn’s lesson format, and provides all material for the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP).

Winning Colors (WC) by Stefan Nielson and Shay Thoelke of Aeon Communications, Inc., has been used in schools and corporations as a present time behavioral observation indicator that is readily understandable.

Unlocking Your Potential (UYP), a youth motivational program from Edge Learning Institute, Inc, is incorporated in many lessons and is used as additional elective material.

Chief Justice, the author worked closely with the JROTC to add this active learning program that addresses the judicial branch.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment, by Will Interactive, Inc., was developed for the Army to create an awareness of sexual harassment in a unit. It is available for use by the Junior ROTC cadets at the discretion of the Junior ROTC instructors. It emphasizes the importance of Army values.

Student-centered learning techniques from

the National Academy of Integrative Learning,

 Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the

lessons and instructor preparation materials.

The lesson format is an accepted standard

 and was provided by Dr. Steven Dunn, author

of Brain Compatible Learning for the Block. Dr. Dunn provided training to curriculum work

groups and writers and assisted the in the

review of the lessons.

Written Communication for Sergeants,

developed by Susan Hughes is an excellent resource for students to learn writing skills

and to prepare for the written portion of the


The Success Profiler, is integrated in this Program of Instruction in cooperation with the Conover Company. It is designed to measure

and improve emotional intelligence.

You the People (YTP), has been

incorporated into the program and the author

has worked with the writers to integrate the

process into the lessons. Additional materials

 are also provided.

Interactive Nights Out 2, produced by Will Interactive, Inc., is integrated into the Drug Awareness lessons.

Lions-Quest is a comprehensive, values

based, program that focuses on a positive prevention approach and a broad range of life

skills that can be consistently taught and reinforced. Lions-Quest Service Learning is a teaching strategy that facilitates skills-based classes and the successful execution of a

service-learning program.