- Programs of Choice
Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC)
*Enrollment in AFJROTC does not subject your student to any military obligation and is not tied to recruiting or accessions programs.
- Historical development of aviation and flight
- Air Force Customs and Courtesies
- Stress / Time management
- Basic military drill
- Challenges of space exploration and manned space flight
- Effective communication
- Group and team cooperation
- Notetaking and study strategies
- Cultural developments throughout the global community
- Leadership skills including management, citizenship, and ethics
- Life skills such as how to budget, file taxes, and career planning
- Marksmanship Team
- Kitty Hawk Honor Society
- Model Rocketry Program
- Robotics Team
- Remote Control Aircraft Team
- Archery Program
- Saber Team
- Awareness Presentation Team (APT)
- Honor Guard
- Color Guard
- Competitive Drill*
*The AFJROTC Competitive Drill Team consists of a hand-picked group of elite cadets who participate in Northern California Drill Competitions against other JROTC Units.
Unique AFJROTC Opportunities
Flight Academy is an Air Force funded scholarship for AFJROTC cadets to attend private pilot training at public/private universities. Applicants must be current sophomore, junior, or senior AFJROTC cadets. There is no military service commitment or obligation, nor does program completion justify acceptance to military service.
Additional information can be found at: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Holm-Center/AFJROTC/Display/Article/3154508/flight-academy/
AFJROTC is a leadership and citizenship-based program, therefore it is looked favorably upon for any cadet interested in applying for a ROTC scholarship at a four-year institution.
Students who actively participate in AFJROTC may be able to obtain a nomination to the military service academies from the CA-954. The ability and number of nominations varies year-to-year, so please contact the Senior Aerospace Instructor (SASI) for additional details.
An appointment (scholarship) to the United States Air Force Academy is valued at more than $416,000.
If a student takes a minimum of three years of AFJROTC and decides to enlist in the US Armed Forces, they will be promoted to E-3 after boot camp in the Navy or Air Force. The Marines Corps and Army will award E-2.
Enrollment Procedures for the ROTC Program
- If your child is already enrolled at a RUSD school, please have them see their middle school counselor to sign up for the program.
- Students can enroll in AFJROTC if you attend Rocklin High School or Whitney High School.
- If your child is NOT already enrolled at an RUSD school, please complete an Interdistrict Permit Application. The Interdistrict Permit will allow your student to transfer from their school of residence to Whitney High School. Interdistrict Permits must be approved by both districts in order to allow your student to enroll at Whitney High School.
- RUSD's AFJROTC at Whitney High School is the only school in Placer County that offers this type of program, therefore an interdistrict transfer is typically approved.