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welcome to the home of the whs "wildcats"
united states Air force junior reserve training corps
welcome to the home of the whs "wildcats" united states Air force junior reserve training corps
Whitney High School is located in Rocklin, California. The city of Rocklin is a growing community and is located 20 minutes north of Sacramento. In this site you will learn about the many benefits that JROTC can provide. You will also learn about the CA-954 Cadet Group, curriculum, and co-curricular activities. Our Cadet Corps is built on the Core Values of the United States Air Force: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do.
The CA-954 Unit had an outstanding 2020-21 year. Cadets from Whitney High School and Rocklin High School have been faced with many challenges since the recent COVID-19 outbreak, nonetheless the cadets have been hard at work to discover new and innovative ways to attract and recruit new cadets..
We have been recognized by the AFJROTC Headquarters as a Distinguished Unit for the past 15 years. Additionally, we received Distinguished Unit With Merit status during our last Headquarters Evaluation (2017-18); this award recognizes that the CA-954 cadets have performed above and beyond normal expectations and have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community, while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizenship development mission for America.Additionally, this award allows the unit to nominate cadets to Service Academies, five each to the USAF Academy and the US Army Academy at West Point and three to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Despite being 3 months into the 2021-22 school year, our unit has already completed over 700 hours of Community Service throughout the Rocklin community. These hours are earned through numerous events supporting the city of Rocklin, local businesses, both Rocklin and Whitney High Schools, the Rocklin Unified School District School Board, and veterans organizations.
In the last five years, the CA-954 Drill Team took Sweepstakes (the overall trophy) at the Titan Invitational Drill Meet and the NorCal Drill Meet. However, in 2020 the Drill Team was unable to compete in their seasonal drill competions. COVID-19 brought many restrictions, however despite these challenges the drill team and was able to place 2nd and 3rd in an International Virtual Drill competition.
Finally, JROTC utilizes an in-house tutoring program to provide effective peer tutoring. The unit has a yearly goal to reduce the number of overall "No Marks" received for all courses; this gaol is measured and tracked affter all grading periods. Senior cadets who have completed various AP and Honors courses are assigned tutor duties through a cadet education officer and conduct tutoring during intervention or after school.