What is Agriculture Science and Technology?
The Southington Regional Agriculture program is an educational program which is part of Southington High School. It is not a separate school, but a part of regular high school curriculum.
The Agriculture program can prepare a student for a career in agriculture or agribusiness following high school or
after earning a college degree in agriculture or a related field.
Sometime during your normal school day, you will attend agriculture class. You will study agriculture two periods each day. The rest of your time is spent taking regular high school classes. You are a member of the Southington High School body just like any other student! You may take other elective courses and be involved in extra-curricular activities too.
The program is open to students who are interested in developing skills in the agriculture career areas of animal science, agriculture mechanics, plant science, agriculture business management, biotechnology and the environment.
All agriculture classes are a combination of classroom instruction and "hands-on" activities in the laboratoy areas, greenhouses, animal laboratory, mechanics shop and the outdoor land lab.
A Complete Education, Not Just Agriculture Education
One of the advantages of the program being at a comprehensive high school is that students can take other high school classes to meet their needs and interests. Students will take classes to meet high school graduation requirements. In addition, most students take a college preparatory course of study.
There are a large number of careers in agriculture, agri-business and agricultural biotechnology which require higher education and advanced degrees. Many agriculture graduates go on to two or four year colleges and universities, majoring in agriculture. However, a student's choices for higher education are not limited to agriculture.
Who May Enroll?
New Britain Cheshire
For additional information contact:
The Carl M. Small Regional
Agriculture Science and Technology
Southington High School
720 Pleasant Street
Southington, Connecticut 06489
(860) 628-3229 ext. 415