Are you interested in discovering and building ways to improve the way we grow food and feed our community?

Agriculture is a booming industry right now, specifically within the robotics field, with a trajectory of tremendous job growth over the next decade. Students in this pathway will study robotic and agriculture and specifically how the robotics industry is being used in modern agriculture. Students in this pathway will obtain industry aligned certifications.

Through the application of skills specific to robotics and agricultural science students will also have the opportunity to meet grade level and subject specific standards in a self-paced applied learning environment. Students in this pathway will ultimately be able to obtain a registered apprenticeship and a high school diploma.

Skills learned

  • Build a foundation of knowledge in animal science from animal behavior to genetics and health and learn how this knowledge applies to today’s livestock industries
  • Build a foundation of knowledge in plant and crop science from the basics of plant growth to the complexities of soil and horticulture
  • Understand current issues and regulatory hurdles related to these fields and discover career pathways into agricultural fields that interest you

Grades 7-9: Doug Terrell

Daily Hours Class Name Content and Standards Examples of
3 hours Robotics/ Agriscience
  • Robotics Hardware and Electronics
  • Agriculture and Plant Biology
  • 21st Century Workplace and Business Skills
  • Vex, Workcell, ABB Robots
  • Worm Bin, Greenhouse, FarmBot
  • Guest Speakers, Research, Tours
1.5 hours

(Working independently, in groups, and with math, science, history and other teachers)

  • Career and Post-Secondary Exploration
  • Personal Pathway Planning
  • 21st Century Workplace Skills
  • Working on Core Academic Standards
  • Career Research and Xello
  • Standards Progress monitoring
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Math, English, Science, History, Foreign Language
  • IXL, WVVA, WVVU, Labs, and Projects
2 hours

Trimester Exploratory
(Rotations through other 7-9 Innovation Center programs)

  • ​Program Related Standards
  • 21st Century Workplace Skills
  • Integrated Core Standards

See program pages for examples