The Punahou Journey


Businesses, Organizations and Society
This course gives students a broad understanding of business situations. The course looks at effective individuals and organizations and how they manage success or failure. The use of business school cases, articles and current events give greater insight into the decision-making behind products and services seen and used every day. Business leaders from the Hawai‘i community are brought in to speak to students and answer questions relevant to familiar companies and current topics.
This course gives students a rudimentary familiarity with product development, marketing and finance. However, technical business issues are not a topic of this course. Instead, elements of leadership, decision-making, strategy, value and entrepreneurship are discussed. This course is for the student who has thought about starting his or her own business and/or has considered business school after college. The instructors are leaders in the Hawai‘i business community and are successful entrepreneurs, trained in business, finance, management and more, whose goal is to prepare students with a broad understanding of the dynamics of organizations and businesses they will inevitably face later in life.
Open to grades 11, 12. Semester course (Fall semester). One-half credit. Satisfies general elective credit.

JROTC Course Offerings
Junior ROTC is voluntary for all physically qualified girls and boys who are at least 14 years of age. All enrolled students are furnished complete uniforms, books and other necessary equipment free of charge. Such equipment is on loan from the United States Army and must be returned at the end of the year or sooner if a student withdraws from the course.

JROTC classes meet two times per cycle in the classroom. Leadership labs are conducted once per cycle, schedule permitting, during the school day. Cadets completing three or four years of JROTC are entitled to placement credit toward completion of Senior ROTC courses. JROTC offers additional and enhanced opportunities for those students who desire to compete for college ROTC scholarships, which are worth up to $100,000.

The JROTC program offers competitive nominations to West Point, Annapolis, and the Air Force Academy to outstanding cadets who qualify. These appointments are in addition to the regular Congressional and Presidential appointments.
Participation in JROTC does not incur any service or monetary obligation to the U.S. Government.

Through this course, students gain insight into ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship and leadership, including: examining the respect given constituted authority and the responsibility and integrity authority requires; developing leadership potential; becoming familiar with the history, purpose, and structure of the military services and their links with political policy; meeting physical challenges and appreciating the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health; critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, and defending choices thoughtfully.
Strong emphasis is placed on individual leadership, responsibility, and service.

During the second, third, and fourth year, students are designated as cadet officers and senior non-commissioned officers. Cadets who successfully complete two years of JROTC are awarded one-half credit of Physical Education under the Fitness through Independent Training (FIT) program.
Students are introduced to JROTC and the Army, leadership theory, drill and ceremonies, physical fitness, marksmanship and safety, citizenship and military history.

Open to grades 9, 10, 11, 12. Year course. One-half credit. Satisfies general elective credit.

Students in JROTC II study intermediate leadership, drill and ceremonies, intermediate first aid, intermediate map reading, military history, role of the U.S. Army, american citizenship, technology awareness, marksmanship and safety, and physical fitness.

Open to grades 10, 11, 12. Prerequisite: JROTC I. Year course. One-half credit. Satisfies general elective credit.

Students who enroll in JROTC III study applied leadership, drill and ceremonies, applied map reading/land navigation, marksmanship and safety, military justice, role of the armed forces, technology awareness, and physical fitness.

Open to grades 11, 12. Prerequisite: JROTC II with a grade of B or better, or consent of the Senior Army Instructor. Year course. One-half credit. Satisfies general elective credit.

JROTC IV teaches students advanced leadership techniques, drill and ceremonies, staff functions and procedures, organizational effectiveness techniques, marksmanship, and physical fitness. The fourth year is much less structured than the earlier three, and JROTC IV students take an active role in the instruction of cadets.

Open to grade 12. Prerequisite: JROTC III with a grade of B or better, or consent of the Senior Army Instructor. Year course. One-half credit. Satisfies general elective credit.
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