• Naval Science (NJROTC)

  • Naval Science 1
    1 year
    1.0 Credit: Physical Education, CTE, or Elective
    NSC 101/102
    Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Capable of participating in physical activity.
    NOTE: Uniforms are provided and required to be worn.
    PURPOSE: To introduce students to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills, and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. These elements are pursued at the fundamental level.
    COURSE COUNTENT: Includes introduction to the NJROTC program; introduction to Leadership, Citizenship and the American Government; introduction to Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid to include diet, exercise, and drug awareness, introduction to Geography, Orienteering, Survival and Map Reading Skills; Financial Skills, and introduction to the U.S. Navy.

    Naval Science 2
    1 year
    1.0 Credit: Physical Education, CTE, or Elective
    NSC 201/202
    Open to: 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Completion of Naval Science - Basic with a grade of "C" or above, or teacher approval. Capable of participating in physical activity.
    NOTE: Uniforms are provided and required to be worn.
    PURPOSE: To build on the general introduction provided in Naval Science 1, to further develop the traits of citizenship and leadership, and to introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science and the role of the U.S. Navy in maritime history and the vital importance of the world's oceans to the continued well-being of the United States.
    COURSE CONTENT: Includes ongoing instruction into Leadership; introduction to Maritime History, including the American Revolution, Civil War, the rise of the U.S. to world power status, World Wars I and II, the Cold War Era, and the 1990s and Beyond; introduction to Nautical Sicnces to include Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meterology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences.

    Naval Science 3
    1 year
    1.0 Credit: Physical Education, CTE, or Elective
    NSC 301/302
    Open to: 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Completion of Naval Science 2 with a grade of "C" or above, or teacher approval. Capable of participating in physical activity.
    NOTE: Uniforms are provided and required to be worn.
    PURPOSE: Broaden the understanding of students in the operative principles of military leadership, the concept and significance of teamwork, the intristic value of good order and discipline in the accomplishment of objectives, and the importance of sea power and national security. Students gain a more in-depth knowledge of Naval ships and aircraft, and an introduction of marine navigation and seamanship.
    COURSE CONTENT: Includes instruction in Sea Power and National Security, Naval Operations and Support Functions, Military Law, and International Law and the Sea. Provides introduction to Ship COnstruction and Damage Control, Shipboard Organization and Watch Standing, Basic Seamanship, Marine Navigation, and Naval Weapons and Aircraft. Ongoing instruction in Leadership, Citizenship and Discipline.

    Naval Science 4
    1 year
    1.0 Credit: Physical Education, CTE, or Elective
    NSC 401/402
    Open to: 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Completion of Naval Science 3 with a grade of "C" or above, or teacher approval. Capable of participating in physical activity.
    NOTE: Uniforms are provided and required to be worn.
    PURPOSE: Focused primarily on practical leadership techniques anbd implementation. The intent is to assist seniors in understanding leadership and improving their leadership skills by putting them in positions of leadership, under supervision, then helping them analyze the reasons for their varying degrees of success throughout the year. Classroom activities include seminars, reading assignments, classroom presentations, and practical work with younger cadets. Seniors are mentored/guided in their preparation for life after high school to include college preparation, scholarship applications, and the variety of choices that are available to them.
    COURSE CONTENT: Includes instruction in theoretical and applied aspects of leadership, training, and evaluation of performance. Students will become aware of the techniques used to create motivation, develop goals and activities for a work group, and the proper ways to set a leadership example. Students are provided access to ACT/SAT prep courses, guidance in selecting a college and pursuing available scholarships, and mentoring in establishing long-range life goals.

    What does NJROTC stand for?

    Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps

    What experience are you required to have prior to joining NJROTC?

    You are not required to have any experience in the military prior to joining NJROTC. In this course, you learn all there is to know about the military. If you are considering joining the military after high school, this course will guide you along that path, explaining all elements of the military and helping you to make a great impact in your self-confidence and discipline. If you decide instead to enter the civilian job market or a non-military oriented college, the leadership skills, self-discipline and self-confidence will continue to help you meet life's challenges throughout your life.

    Are you required to join the military after your time in NJROTC?

    Service in the military after NJROTC is not mandatory, although it would be a great path to succeed. While you are under no obligation to join the armed services, some actually enlist and/or become commissioned officers. Successful completion of the NJROTC program allows entry into the armed forces at up to two pay grades higher than enlistees without JROTC experience. With complete dedication and hard work, cadets fulfill their highest expectations and dreams. Cadets have been accepted into exceptionally high-rated universities and into military academies to become officers in the armed forces. Many scholarships are available to those cadets that apply for college ROTC and the military academies, some worth in excess of $288,000. These are just a few paths that NJROTC opens up to the cadets enrolled in Naval Science.
    What do you learn during your time in NJROTC?

    The Naval Science curriculum is designed as a four year program. It consists of a combination of formal academic instruction, military skill development, and physical fitness training supplemented by ship training cruises, orientation visits, and field trips to various military activities to enhance classroom studies and open military fields of interest. The NJROTC curriculum includes twenty four different subject areas from Naval orientation and seamanship to astronomy and oceanography, history from early western civilization to the 1990's and beyond. Throughout, strong emphasis is placed on leadership, personal honor, self-reliance and self-discipline.

    What are the uniform days and which uniform am I expected to wear?

    A uniform is required for each individual cadet. Normally, uniform day will be on Thursdays.

    Co-curricular activities?

    NJROTC has precision drill teams, color guards, orienteering teams, air rifle teams and more. Each of these activities allows you the opportunity to earn a school varsity script letter. You can do as many or none of the outside classroom activities. In addition, you can join our academic team rated #4 in the world. You can also earn ribbons and other awards for many activities. In addition, social activities include: the annual Navy Ball, awards banquet, picnics, swim parties, BBQs, Base visits and ship tours, ship cruises, and lots more!

    The Bremerton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and ADA Coordinator, Garth Steedman, 360.473.1031, email garth.steedman@bremertonschools.org or the Section 504 Coordinator, John Welsh, 360.473.4400, email john.welsh@bremertonschools.or g. Mailing address: 134 Marion Avenue North, Bremerton, WA 98312.