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Salem High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC (MCJROTC), is offered at Salem High School as an elective.  A student may participate in MCJROTC for all four years at Salem High.  
The Marine Corps JROTC program plays an important role in the success of America's children and communities. Since its inception, the JROTC program has been viewed as a strong program that provides youth with much-needed skills in citizenship and leadership. Additionally, numerous studies have shown that students who participate in JROTC programs have better attendance, grades, and graduation rates relative to students who were in general academic programs. These students also demonstrate a higher level of participation in community service activities.
The effects of a Marine Corps JROTC unit extend far beyond the classroom and into the community in developing character, leadership, and civic responsibility. The program makes a difference by keeping kids in school, providing an environment conducive to their personal development and growth, and helping them become productive members of the community. The program ultimately produces young men and women who are ready to accept the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship.  Listed below are the MCJROTC classes offered at Salem High School.

Introduction to Marine Corps Leadership (MCJROTC)       489                               Grade Level:  9-12
This course is designed for the student whose scheduling requirements will not allow for a full year elective. It is intended for students in grade 9 to 11 who want to experience the MCJROTC leadership training.  This course will encompass the basic  LE I curriculum such as,  Objectives of Leadership, Core Values, Leadership Traits and Principles.  General military subjects include: Basic Marine Corps History, Drill and Ceremonies, Uniforms and Equipment, Customs, Courtesies and Traditions, Rank Structure, and Physical Fitness.
Course Length: Semester   

Leadership 101                                                        485                                  Grade Level: 10-12
The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program is designed to develop leadership skills in high school students. The introductory course outlines the fundamentals of leadership traits and principles needed to be a successful  leader. The MJROTC key objectives are to develop informed and responsible citizens through leadership and motivation; strengthen the character and self-discipline of the students; promote a basic understanding of the importance of national security; cultivate a style of public speaking and participate in community service activities.
Course Length:  Full Year
Leadership 201                                                                        486         Grade Level: 10-12
This intermediate MJROTC course expands on the elements of leadership by exploring its dynamics, tasks and styles.  Students will learn about the relationship between authority and responsibility. This course promotes goal setting,  problem solving and building effective interpersonal skills through leadership challenges.  The intent is to build future leaders by instilling the intangible values of self-discipline, leadership and self-respect. Additional areas covered include land navigation, first aid, unit drill and physical fitness training.
Course Length:  Full Year         1 Unit

Leadership 301                                                                       487                                     Grade level: 10-12 Prerequisites: Leadership I & II
This course further strengthens the studentÕs leadership skills. Students are placed in leadership positions and help develop the lower level students' leadership abilities through practical application exercises. Students will learn to work with local medias and elected officials. Students continue to develop their leadership skills through public speaking and community service. They will study the role of government and the citizens' responsibility in a democracy.
Course Length: Full Year    1 Unit

Leadership 401                                                                      488                                      Grade Level: 10-12
This course provides the student the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by planning, organizing, and executing missions with a larger group of students. LE IV will be more challenging and in depth. The skills taught will be: Resolving Conflict in Groups, Equal Opportunities, Sexual Harassment & Fraternization, Patriotism, Personal Growth and Responsibilities, Public Service, and Career Exploration.
Course Length: Full Year 1 Unit