Plant Science Pathway Overview

The Plant and Horticultural Sciences Pathway is a four (4) credit Pathway that encourages students to engage directly in the production of plants while developing an understanding of processes which are vital to life on Earth. Areas of focus include plant anatomy & physiology, plant propagation, integrated pest management, floral and landscape design, and greenhouse marketing and management. Students interested in Plant & Horticultural Science are typically drawn to natural settings and environments, enjoy hands on learning experiences, and are interested in science and design. Throughout the pathway, students are able to engage in real-world learning including a year-round greenhouse production program, floral design shop, as well as landscape and turf management opportunities. Internships, externships, and job shadowing are also available for students in their final year of study to enhance their learning opportunities and career/college readiness. Additionally, the development of leadership skills, responsibility, and cooperation needed to be a successful and productive citizen will be achieved through FFA Activities, Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, and Career Development Events, following the school based agricultural education 3-component model.