Friday August 9, 2019
Welcome back, Wildcats! Whitney Ranch students are back in school August 14, and it couldn’t be a better time to talk about Whitney High School and how it’s preparing our kids for college, careers, and to be thoughtful citizens and thinkers in today’s ever-changing global economy.
A California Distinguished School, Whitney High is located within the Whitney Ranch community and widely recognized for its superior academics, fantastic teachers, and impressive selection of programs and extracurricular activities to inspire students to work hard and excel. Let’s take a closer look at Whitney High and how the school sets up students for success throughout the academic year and the world beyond.
If you have younger children, read all about the K-8 schools that serve our community HERE!
Students may take college-level courses in a wide variety of subjects to prepare them for the rigors of college and to receive transferable college credit if they pass College Board-administered examinations. More information and the 2020 examination schedule will be updated HERE.
This program helps teachers and students close the achievement gap and increase college readiness through individual attention, direct one-on-one support, and supportive peer groups. Learn more HERE.
The Whitney Career & Technical Education program is a fantastic way for students to actively pursue a field of study and career during high school. In this program, they can learn valuable and transferable skills and competencies that will give them an advantage entering college or the workforce after graduation. Learn more about the program and the vocations and subjects offered HERE.
Whitney High School is also a participant in Placer County’s CTE Works, a program that matches interested students with more than 600 local businesses to provide hands-on education and training in various careers, vocations, and job functions. Business leaders provide students with the necessary skills for today’s in-demand careers, mentorship, job shadowing, and curriculum advisory. Read all about CTE Works HERE.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports
This team-approach framework is designed to ensure all students are successful in high school. This whole-student philosophy takes into account each student’s strengths, learning style, socio-emotional realities to identify any obstacles and/or challenges to learning and overall school success. Read more about MTSS HERE.
Whitney High students who commit to the Sierra Promise program will receive an incredible support system to help them better prepare for community college, including help with all of the steps to get into college, workshops to prepare for registration/orientation, earlier access to courses, priority registration, and more. Check out the program and FAQs HERE.
Whitney High App
Get everything you need on the new Whitney High app! Designed to connect students, parents, and faculty, the app features easy access to events and school updates, important school resources, and Schoology, Edline, and Naviance. Accept push notifications to receive updates directly to your phone. Read more about the app and download to your Apple or Android device HERE.
Cheers to an engaging, productive, and successful school year!