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Evaluation System

 

Grades in MCJROTC will be determined based on test/quiz grades, weekly inspection grades, and participation in all required activities, such as physical training.

 

Each cadet will be evaluated in leadership, physical fitness, and marksmanship. The cadet’s participation, behavior, discipline, knowledge, and correct execution of drill movements and the ability to demonstrate leadership traits are observed and evaluated. A weekly grade will be assigned to each cadet using the following criteria:

 

Overview. The total possible 175 points are made up of:

  • 100 points for uniform inspection
  • 50 points for Physical Training
  • 25 points are assigned by the Senior Marine Instructor/Marine Instructor as a subjective assessment of attitude, motivation, participation in class, and adherence to established rules and guidelines to include the school dress code.

 

Uniform Inspection (100 points). Cadets earn 100 points possible for wearing the uniform to school ALL DAY on the prescribed uniform day. Points are deducted for the following.

  • Individual inspection discrepancies.
  • If the cadet is present but not dressed out in the uniform, the cadet automatically loses 20 of the possible 100 points. The cadet then has the next two school days to earn the remaining 80 points by wearing the uniform to school and being inspected individually. Individual inspection discrepancies will apply when inspected.
  • If the cadet is absent (excused), the cadet has the next three school days to wear the uniform and may earn the total 100 points possible less any inspection discrepancies.
  • If the cadet is absent (unexcused), the cadet automatically loses 20 of the possible 100 points. The cadet then has the next three days back at school to earn the remaining 80 points by wearing the uniform to school and being inspected individually. Individual inspection discrepancies will apply when inspected.
  • If the cadet fails to wear the uniform ALL DAY without prior approval, the cadet loses all 100 uniform points without any possibility for make-up.
  • Cadets in the In-School Suspension Program (ISSP) on uniform inspection day have the next three school days to earn the 100 points possible AND submit required academic work. Individual uniform discrepancies apply when inspected. It is the cadet's responsibility to request the academic work and turn it in.

 

Physical Training (50 points). Cadets earn 50 points possible for wearing the PT uniform and actively participating in the PT session. The only authorized PT uniform is the silk-screened yellow shirt and red shorts. During cold weather, the MCJROTC-issued sweats are authorized. Points are deducted for the following:

  • If the cadet does not wear the complete, prescribed PT uniform , but participates, the cadet earns 35 points.
  • If the cadet does not participate, even though they may dress out, they receive 0 points.
  • Dressing out in the prescribed PT uniform but failing to put forth effort will result in a subjective assessment by the instructors.
  • Valid, written doctor’s excuses will be accepted for non-participation. Repeated use of doctor’s excuses will be cause for evaluating the suitability of the cadet to remain in the MCJROTC program. An instructor/parent conference will be conducted should this become an issue.
  • Cadets with valid, written doctor’s excuses will be required to submit academic course work to earn the 50 PT points.
  • If the cadet is absent (unexcused), the cadet automatically loses 15 of the possible 50 points. The cadet then has the next three school days to earn the remaining 35 points by submitting academic course work.
  • Repeated failure to dress out and participate in PT could result in a recommendation of disenrollment to the Principal.
  • Cadets in ISSP on PT days will be required to submit academic course work to earn the 50 PT points. It is the cadet's responsibility to request the academic work and turn it in.

 

Subjective Assessment (25 points). Cadets earn 25 points (5 points per day) based on attitude, discipline, motivation, participation in class, and adherence to established rules and guidelines to include the school dress code. One of the tenants of the MCJROTC program is to instill responsibility and respect for authority in the cadets. Therefore, all aspects of a cadet’s behavior and performance at Ponchatoula High School are subject to evaluation.

  • Cadets with dress code violations in JROTC will lose 5 points for that day.
  • Cadets will lose 5 points for each day they are in ISSP.
  • Points will be deducted for any disrespect directed at cadet leaders, instructors, and/or teachers.
  • Out of school suspension will result in the loss of all 25 points for the week.
  • Skipping class and/or school will result in the loss of all 25 points for the week.
  • Generally speaking, cadets that live up to the ideals of the MCJROTC program will earn all 25 points each week.

 

Final Grades.  Final grades are determined in accordance with Ponchatoula High School grading policies. Any cadet who desires to receive extra credit should see the Senior Marine Instructor or Marine Instructor. Only a lazy cadet or a cadet with a poor attitude can fail the MCJROTC Leadership Education program.