a.  SCHOOL ACADEMICS.  All Marine Corps JROTC cadets are required to maintain a satisfactory grade point average (GPA) in all their school subjects in order to remain in the MCJROTC program.

Failure to maintain a minimum GPA, as determined by the SMI and approved by the principal, will put the cadet on immediate probation during the next semester. If this happens the cadet may be limited in what activities he or she may participate. If the cadet fails to raise his or her grade to the required level during the next semester, the cadet will be suspended from MCJROTC and required to turn in all uniforms and stop any participation in MCJROTC. If the cadet raises his or her GPA during the probationary period, the cadet will be allowed to resume full activities.


b.  CADET CURRICULUM.  Leadership Education is the name of the MCJROTC curriculum because we use the tenants of Marine Corps leadership to teach and develop a sense of responsibility, loyalty, discipline and character in cadets. Throughout the four years of the program, the Leadership Education curriculum in presented by way of five different categories of instruction. Those categories are:


(1)  Leadership


(2)  Citizenship


(3)  Personal Growth and Responsibility


(4)  Public Service and Career Exploration


(5)  General Military Subjects.


c.  CADET PARTICIPATION.  Cadets of the MCJROTC Program will participate in a Leadership Education level as dictated by the number of years in the program the cadet has completed. Naturally, LE-1 is for those students entering the program for the first time, while LE-4 is for the cadets who have successfully completed LE-I through LE-IV.


(1)  LEADERSHIP EDUCATION I (LE-I).  The first year of the program provides cadets with an introduction to both leadership and citizenship. The first year also gives the new cadets exposure to personal growth and responsibility and establishes a foundation of military structure and tradition.


(2)  LEADERSHIP EDUCATION II (LE-II).  the second year continues the leadership and citizenship classes of LE-I. During LE-II the students receive instruction in General Military Subjects with more structure and tradition than in LE-I, as well as the introduction of civilian marksmanship training and land navigation training with the map and compass. This year also provides additional learning experiences in personal growth and responsibility, as well as citizenship.


(3)  LEADERSHIP TRAINING III (LE-III).  In LE-III, cadets will begin to use their leadership training as they assume positions of increased authority and responsibility within the program. In this year also, detailed instruction on personal finances is presented, as well as other preparation for life beyond high school.


(4)  LEADERSHIP TRAINING IV (LE-IV).  LE-4 is a year when cadets really bring together all their previous learning experiences in the MCJROTC program. Senior cadets will conduct formations and inspections, as well as supervise certain training events with younger cadets. LE-4 cadets continued to be challenged academically with requirements for research projects and independent studies and progress reports.


a.     GRADING.  Cadets of Marine Corps JROTC will be graded in multiple areas of the program. The academic curriculum portion of the program will be graded very much like other traditional high school classes. However, as part of their overall MCJROTC grade, cadets will also be observed, evaluated and graded on their overall daily participation for MCJROTC.  Below is the grading categories:


(1)  Close Order Drill (COD)


(2)  Google Classroom Assignment (GCA)


(3)  Period of Instruction (POI)


(4)  Physical Training (PT)


(5)  Uniform Inspection (UNI)