Belleview High School AFJROTC gives cadets an opportunity unlike many others. Selected cadets, typically juniors and seniors, are able to enroll in Honors AFJROTC classes through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
What is it? This class can rightfully be called "Honors AFJROTC" because it provides Honors credit like an AICE class. Cadets in Honors AFJROTC will be "Dual-Enrollment" students. In other words, they will be earning college credit (3 hours per course) while attending high school. They will be Embry-Riddle students, with Embry-Riddle e-mail accounts and access to Embry-Riddle online classroom material. Most importantly, upon successful completion of the course, cadets will have a college transcript from Embry-Riddle -- at zero cost.
Is it still ROTC? Yes, absolutely! Cadets in this class will do Academics, Drill, and PT, but their academics will be college-level. We're currently planning to hold this class during 6th Period. The other 5 periods of ROTC will be the "regular" curriculum of AS/LE, rotating each semester between myself and MSgt Young.
Who can sign up? The minimum requirement is to be a Junior or Senior with a 2.50 Cumulative GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale. We will, however, accept selected Sophomores with a 3.00 or above. We can take up to 15 cadets during this first year.
How can I sign up? As of the start of the 2020/2021 school year, Honors AFJROTC is not yet set up for Marion County Schools. We are working hard to get it ready for the Spring Semester. Stay tuned to this site for updates!