- Introduction to Agriculture Foods & Natural Resources (AFNR)
Meets A-G Requirement - Grade 9
Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) introduces students to the range of agricultural opportunities and the pathways of study they may pursue. Science, mathematics, reading, and writing components are woven in the context of agriculture and students will use the introductory skills and knowledge developed in this course throughout the CASE™ curriculum. Woven throughout the course are activities to develop and improve employability skills of students through practical applications. Students will explore career and postsecondary opportunities in each area of the course. Students participating in the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources course will experience hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. For example, students will work in groups to determine the efficiency and environmental impacts of fuel sources in a practical learning exercise.
- Introduction to Floral Design
Meets A-G Requirements - Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12
This course gives the student an insight into the floriculture history, and floral industry in California. The major emphasis will be on learning and/or updating skills for cut flowers and potted plant selection and care, floral design principles, corsage construction, shop management, and job seeking procedures. The course is designed to lay the foundation for an entry-level position in the floriculture industry and/or community classroom experience. Prerequisite - AFNR or Concurrent Enrollment
- Advanced Floral Design
Meets College Preparatory A-G Requirements- Grade 10, 11, & 12
The course is designed to apply an artistic approach to floral design. Students will explore elements and principles of design, history of floral art, arrangements of styles and techniques, seasonal, holidays, and occasional design. Student portfolios will be kept and floral design projects will be entered in the area fairs and floral competitions. The Floral Design course is aligned with the Visual Performance Art state standards. Prerequisite - Introduction To Floral Design, AFNR
- Retail Floral and Event Planning
A-G Requirements pending approval- Grade 11 & 12
The course will reinforce students' knowledge of floral design through the completion of made to order items from customers. Ordering, cost assessment, and budgeting will be covered and applied in hands-on activities. Students will gain new skills by working to complete school banquets and events, which will include meetings to determine the events needs, cost implications, and overall event needs. Students will finally be responsible for all rental items and managing the business side of linens and other items as we continue to grow into a retail venue for one stop party planning. Finally, students will expand their portfolio and floral design projects will be entered in the area fairs and floral competitions.
Prerequisite - AFNR, Introduction To Floral Design, and Advanced Floral Design