Hartselle High School offers an outstanding opportunity in having the Civil Air Patrol as a part of our curriculum. The program is built upon the four pillars of Cadet life, Leadership, Aerospace Education, Character Development and Physical Fitness. As aerospace is the common thread in this program, our students (Cadets) are offered the opportunities to fly in CAP airplanes to learn more about aerospace and explore the world of aerospace engineering and flight. The physical fitness is an all encompassing approach to educate students on a healthy diet, team sports to build team work, and individual strengthening with the physical fitness tests. This course is challenging to a student's body and mind as the years progress, placing Cadets in leadership roles that allows the students to learn about themselves and how to lead small groups. For more information on this national program, see https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets.
Students grades 9-12 accepted into the initial Wing of Cadets at HHS will be based on application and interview.
Course curriculum will focus on a combination of leadership theory and application, communication, and service with hands on projects centered around studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Many of the projects will center around aerospace science and the exploration of flight. Students will also have an opportunity for exploration into various military careers. Students accepted in the CAP Let I class will be expected to actively participate in the Civil Air Patrol Wing of HHS.