Academy of Agribusiness
There are currently 2 tracks available for students in the Academy of Agribusiness.
Track 1: 9th grade: AgScience Foundations 1 / 10th grade: AgriTech 1 / 11th grade: AgriTech 2 / 12th grade: Independent Study/AgBusiness Ownership
Track 2: 9th grade: AgScience Foundations 1 / 10th grade: Ag Leadership and Management / 11th grade: Principles of Agribusiness (counts as an Economics credit) / 12th grade: Independent Study/AgBusiness Ownership
- 2.5 GPA
- No more than 10 unexcused absences
- No "major" referrals
Agriculture is a multibillion dollar industry that is becoming increasingly more technical and business oriented. According to AgCareers.com, "within the last 20 years, agriculture has expanded and become so diverse, giving job seekers a wide variety of careers to choose from. There are significant jobs in production, economics, marketing, agribusiness, technology, sales, finance, microbiology, communications, and much more." Read more here.
Agriculture education can begin at Hawthorne High School and continue at a vocational center, a community college, or university.