Leadership Curriculum

Much of the rich tradition of excellence and leadership at TMI rests with the Corps of Cadets, founded with the school in 1893. Designated as one of the highest ranked Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs in the country, this optional program uses a military structure to develop leadership skills. The Corps is open to all students in grades 6-12. Each year, approximately 30% of TMI students are cadets. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur is TMI’s most famous graduate; other former cadets include bishops, Congressmen, university presidents, and other servant leaders in communities throughout the world. Values emphasized through the Corps include integrity, dependability, self-discipline, commitment, respect, and loyalty.

Information About Military Schools in San Antonio, TX

Military schools in San Antonio, Texas, are schools with a history of military tradition as part of the daily experience. While many traditional military schools are also boarding schools, at TMI, students have the option of being a boarding student or regular day student. We help educate parents and students about TMI’s optional JROTC program, showing how the elements of traditional military schools are blended into the independent school setting to provide additional leadership and educational opportunities for students who choose to participate in the Corps.

Leadership

  • Leadership Education Training I (LET I)

    TMI Corps of Cadets JROTC Program:
     
    The Upper School JROTC program prepares Cadets for leadership roles, giving practical lessons that help them develop into active and adaptive learners and leaders. The program promotes academic achievement and leadership development, providing cadets with skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.
     
    Academic Approach:
     
    The JROTC program at TMI consists of four levels of Leadership Education Training (LET) instruction. The JROTC curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education, and is guided by the US Army Cadet Command national standards. Every lesson and assessment actively engages students’ higher-order thinking and skill performance. All Levels of LET are also required to do a “Service Learning Project.”
     
    Leadership Education Training I (LET I)
     
    The mission of LET at all levels is to motivate young people to be better citizens. To accomplish this purpose, the text discusses citizenship, leadership, and a number of other courses designed to help the cadets succeed in high school and after graduation. Cadets wear uniforms every day as outlined in the Cadet Manual. The LET I Level consists of:  Foundations of Army JROTC, Being a Leader, Leadership Skills, Know Yourself-Socrates, Learning to Learn, Study Skills, Communication Skills, and Conflict Resolution. Extracurricular activities opportunities include: Color Guard, Armed Drill team, Unarmed Drill team, Raider team, CyberPatriot, Academic Bowl, Orienteering, Physical Fitness team and Rifle team. Cadets will also participate in local community events.
  • Leadership Education Training II (LET II)

    TMI Corps of Cadets JROTC Program:
     
    The Upper School JROTC program prepares Cadets for leadership roles, giving practical lessons that help them develop into active and adaptive learners and leaders. The program promotes academic achievement and leadership development, providing cadets with skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.
     
    Academic Approach:
     
    The JROTC program at TMI consists of four levels of Leadership Education Training (LET) instruction. The JROTC curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education, and is guided by the US Army Cadet Command national standards. Every lesson and assessment actively engages students’ higher-order thinking and skill performance. All Levels of LET are also required to do a “Service Learning Project.”


    Leadership Education Training II (LET II)
     
    The second year of LET is split into units including: Techniques of Communication, Leadership, First Aid, Map Reading, History, American Citizenship, and Role of the U.S. Army. The wearing of the uniform and extracurricular activities with the addition of the Leadership Bowl team are the same as for LET I.
     
  • Leadership Education Training III (LET III)

    TMI Corps of Cadets JROTC Program:
     
    The Upper School JROTC program prepares Cadets for leadership roles, giving practical lessons that help them develop into active and adaptive learners and leaders. The program promotes academic achievement and leadership development, providing cadets with skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.
     
    Academic Approach:
     
    The JROTC program at TMI consists of four levels of Leadership Education Training (LET) instruction. The JROTC curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education, and is guided by the US Army Cadet Command national standards. Every lesson and assessment actively engages students’ higher-order thinking and skill performance. All Levels of LET are also required to do a “Service Learning Project.”


    Leadership Education Training III (LET III)
     
    The third year of Leadership Education and Training provides additional leadership situations. In this year, students will not only be more involved as teachers and leaders within the Cadet Battalion, but they will also do more studies in the areas of communication, leadership, history, map reading, social issues and technology awareness. LET III Cadets will rotate through 3 non-commissioned officer (NCO) leadership positions in order to evaluate their leadership skills and potential for increased levels of responsibility.  Wearing of the uniform and the extracurricular activities are the same as LET II.
  • Leadership Education Training IV (LET IV)

    TMI Corps of Cadets JROTC Program:
     
    The Upper School JROTC program prepares Cadets for leadership roles, giving practical lessons that help them develop into active and adaptive learners and leaders. The program promotes academic achievement and leadership development, providing cadets with skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.
     
    Academic Approach:
     
    The JROTC program at TMI consists of four levels of Leadership Education Training (LET) instruction. The JROTC curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education, and is guided by the US Army Cadet Command national standards. Every lesson and assessment actively engages students’ higher-order thinking and skill performance. All Levels of LET are also required to do a “Service Learning Project.”


    Leadership Education Training IV (LET IV)
     
    The fourth-year Cadets are responsible for the daily Cadet administration and perform as commanders and staff officers. They act as assistant instructors in some subject areas for other JROTC classes. They continue to develop their leadership skills and plan special unit events such as the military ball and the annual awards Pass in Review. The wearing of the uniform and the extracurricular activities with the exception of the Academic Bowl and Leadership Bowl teams are the same as for LET III.
  • Leadership in Film - Spring

    The Leadership in Film course will encourage students to actively reflect on leadership practice by viewing cinematic portrayals that could potentially mirror or challenge their own personal values, attitudes, and behaviors. Films are used to illustrate a variety of situations and personalities through which students will be able to analyze, understand, and draw their own conclusions about various principles of leadership. These films will be supplemented with relevant and prominent lectures on theories, readings, and other perspectives on leadership.
  • Leadership Theory and Practice - Fall

    This elective course is designed to provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader.  The emphasis in the course is on the practice of leadership.  The course will examine topics such as the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the tone, listening to out-group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and addressing ethics in leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their own leadership performance.
  • Leadership Theory and Practice - Spring

    This elective course is designed to provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader.  The emphasis in the course is on the practice of leadership.  The course will examine topics such as the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the tone, listening to out-group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and addressing ethics in leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their own leadership performance.
  • Pistol Marksmanship - Spring

    The marksmanship class is a nationally accredited program recognized by the Department of Defense Civilian Marksmanship Program and is designed to introduce students to gun safety and competitive shooting. This specialized course is offered to any student interested in Marksmanship training.
  • Rifle Marksmanship - Fall

    The marksmanship class is a nationally accredited program recognized by the Department of Defense Civilian Marksmanship Program and is designed to introduce students to gun safety and competitive shooting. This specialized course is offered to any student interested in Marksmanship training.

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