Students can earn ASD academic credit in life science. Apprenticeship agreement.
1 semester. May be taken 2 times with a “C” or better in order to advance.
Grade level 11-12.
Horticulture provides training in the fields of landscaping, floriculture, turf, garden center, nursery and greenhouse operations, tree service work, and athletic field maintenance. Also included is plant identification, physiology, propagation and landscape design. Students will also be responsible for operating and maintaining a commercial greenhouse located on school grounds.
Fall semester students will explore various fields within horticulture, study and explore plant physiology, landscape design principles, landscape tools and equipment and floral design.
Spring semester students will study plant physiology and reactions to greenhouse environments in-depth, horticulture fields of personal interest, complete independent projects and experiments as well as research cultural requirements of crops grown in the school greenhouse.
Students also visit local sites to gain knowledge in area educational and employment opportunities.