The Leadership Education and Training (LET) curriculum comprises seven sections or units. Each unit offers a new opportunity, challenge, and different perspective from which the student can see themselves and the world around them.
COURSE OF STUDY
UNIT 1 : CITIZENSHIP IN ACTION
It helps develop new skills the student will need in school and throughout their life. It engages students in the practice of basic citizenship customs and traditions and the exploration of opportunities for non-military and military national service.
UNIT 2 : LEADERSHIP THEORY AND APPLICATION
It teaches the students about leadership, to BE a leader, what they need to KNOW when they are influencing others, and what they DO when they are leading.
UNIT 3 : FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS
It was designed to provide young cadets with hands-on experiential learning activities that build self-awareness, essential life skills, and the ability to set and achieve goals.
UNIT 4 : WELLNESS, FITNESS, AND FIRST AID
It provides training for getting started on total fitness, split-second emergencies, handling common emergencies, and lifesaving measures. There is also training on substance abuse awareness, intervention, and prevention. By teaching the value of physical exercise and conditioning, personal hygiene, and proper diet, a student will feel good about themselves both physically and mentally.
UNIT 5 : GEOGRAPHY, MAP SKILLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
It helps cadets develop a global perspective and awareness of environmental issues by engaging them in interactive activities that explore the use of maps, map reading, and the sport of orienteering (an outdoor sport using maps to find one’s way from point A to point B).
UNIT 6 : CITIZENSHIP IN HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
It builds basic skills and interest in participation in civic and political life. Students actively engage in the “We the People” curriculum to explore the origins, structure, rights, and responsibilities of the American Constitutional government.
UNIT 7 : AIR RIFLE SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP
It teaches important elements of safety and marksmanship in the use of air rifles.
Cadet success is the main goal of the Gainesville International School learning experience. The focus is on the development of better citizens by building skills in leadership, discipline, citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness in a structured interactive environment. One of the most important traits a cadet develops is their potential to be a leader. Leadership development, provided through formal instruction in LET classes and throughout cadet life in the GIS Chain of Command, is a lifelong benefit.