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Agriculture Academy

Agricultural Technology Academy Outline: The Agri-technology program offers a sequence of courses to prepare students for careers in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to instruction in animal and plant production and processing; agriculture marketing; agricultural mechanics; employability skills; mathematics; basic science; biological sciences; communications; and human-relations skills. The program provides opportunities for competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster.

Acceptance into the Academy:  Students are required to apply to the Seabreeze High School Agri-technology Academy during their 8th grade year. Students are selected based on their GPA, extracurricular activities.

1st Year:  Students are required to take and successfully complete the Agricultural Science Foundation Course along with the AEST Certification Exam for Agricultural Associates. Students will also begin their Supervised Agricultural Experience Project focusing on their area of study.

2nd Year:  Students are required to take and successfully complete the Agri-Technology 1 Course. During this course, students will engage with live animals, plants, hand and electrical tools, and welders. The prerequisite for this class is Agricultural Foundation Course.   Students must complete year 2 of their Supervised Agricultural Experience Project. Their SAE must algin with one of the 3 areas. Placement, Entrepreneurship, and or Agri-science research .  

3rd Year: Students are required to take and successfully complete the Agri-Technology 2 Course The prerequisite for this class is Agri-Technology 1 course. Students will be engaged in hands-on learn based skills. Students will work in a shop setting for Ag-mechanics and Welding. Students will work in a greenhouse setting with learning germination and fertilizer labels. Students will be engaged with large livestock such as, Horse, Cattle, Sheep, Goat. Students will be engaged in Floriculture design and marketing. Students will be required to pass the AEST Agri-Technology Industry Certification Exam. Students must complete year 3 of their Supervised Agricultural Experience Project. Their SAE must algin with one of the 3 areas. Placement, Entrepreneurship, and or Agri-science research .   

4th Year: Students are required to take and successfully complete the Advanced Concept Course with an internship involved within their area of study. The prerequisite for this class is Agri-technology 2 course.  Students must complete year 4 of their Supervised Agricultural Experience Project. Their SAE must align with one of the 3 areas. Placement, Entrepreneurship, and or Agri-science research. Students must submit their SAE to the Florida State FFA Association in their proficiency aligned area.

Contact Craig Lungren @ Calungre@volusia.k12.fl.us

If you are a student and would like to speak regarding the agricultural department or the FFA Organization, please reach out to Mr. Lungren or an FFA Officer

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