Academy Director:

Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

Teacher's Name
Course(s) Taught
Period Taught
Jaime Davis
Agriscience Foundations

Jaime Davis
Veterinary Assisting 1

Jaime Davis
Veterinary Assisting 2-5

Jenna White

Jenna White
Biology Honors

Debra Marsicano
Environmental Science AP
Charlea Hinton Manson
Environmental Science

*Please upload your supporting documents in the column below for each standard.



Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects
9th gradeAgriscience Foundation students (9th grade) worked with David and Jana Register of FernTrust to gain an understanding of the
cut foliage industry. Students then worked with Karen Stauderman and Jennifer Clark of the University of Florida IFAS to understand consumer perception of the cut foliage industry and develop marketing techniques to increase sales within the industry. Students then attended the "Think Pink" celebration at the Deland Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to work with the public to gather valuable marketing data for the University of Florida. Students collected data from the event to give researchers an idea of why millennials are not purchasing flowers and cut foliage. Students continued their research to local restaurants to gain consumer perceptions of floral arrangements and whether or not table arrangements play a role in consumer satisfaction. Students were able to gain experience working with Volusia County Farm Bureau members and University of Florida research specialists.
10th grade Veterinary 1 Students worked with a local apiary to manage the school bee hives. Students learned to identify diseases, pests and bee construction during this project.
11th and 12th grade Veterinary 2-5 Students worked together to organize an agriculture expo held at our school. Students chose industry leaders and set up the speakers on the school track. All faculty, staff and students were invited to join the expo. Students were required to make contact and organize the event. phone calls, follow ups and thank you letters were all distributed by students. Dr. Dan Cox joined us from the district for our curriculum in action visit.
9th-12th grade students: competed at the Volusia County Fair, Florida State Fair, and Central Florida Fair with their livestock projects.

Dr. Dan Cox made a curriculum in action visit on March 6, 2017 to visit with the students during the Ag Expo.
Curriculum In Action:
bees 2.jpgbees.jpgStudents in all classes (freshman-seniors) work with a Master Bee Keeper, Marlin Athern, to learn and explore more about the apiary industry. Students run an apiary at the New Smyrna Beach Agriculture Land Lab. They harvest honey and wax in order to create products and sell within the school setting.
Curriculum In Action:
davis 288.JPGAcademy students prepared for public speaking, FFA Creed, Extemporaneous speaking, and tractor driving held at the District FFA Contest.
Standard 2: Career Focus
academy 1.jpgStudents in grades 9-12 work along side Jack Diepersloot, ABS artificial insemination technician, on December 6, 2016 to learn the procedures of artificial insemination in cattle.
academy 2.jpgStudents in grades 9-12 showing at a livestock prospect show on September 16, 2016. Students must understand proper feeding and fitting techniques to prepare livestock. This activity takes months of preparation to be successful.
academy 3.jpg10th and 11th grade students work with local veterinarian, Dr. Rocky Esposito, on January 4, 2017 to ensure the health of all animals at the school agriculture land lab. Pictured are students demonstrating proper restraint of sheep before administering an injection. Injection sites and administration are heavily studied in class to prepare students for future success.
unoh presentation.jpgStudents in grades 9-12 listened to a guest speaker from the University of Northern Ohio on November 16, 2016, discuss educational and career opportunities through their school.

On Febuary 20, 2017 students in grades 9-12 listened to a guest speaker from the Jacksonville Welding School speak about career and educational opportunities through their organization.

March 8, 2017 students in grades 9-12 listened to a guest speaker from Southern States Feed Coop speak about animal nutrition and careers within the livestock and feed industry.
March 31, 2017 students in grades 10-12 had the opportunity to attend Sea World Orlando for a behind the scenes tour to learn about the day to day activities of trainers and animal care takers.

Standard 3: Program of Study

Standard 4: Advisory Committee

Standard 5: Enrollment

Standard 6: Pure Schedule
17% of academy students are dual enrolled.
Standard 7: Common Planning / Collaboration

Teachers meet 7th period on Friday. Davis is in charge of meeting agenda.
Standard 8: Staff Development
August 1-4, 2016: Academy Team planning
September 2016: Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Ag teacher meetings, in service, and DOE updates
January 23-26,2017: Georgia Young Farmers
February 2, 2017: Academy Teacher Meeting at New Smyrna Beach High School
September-April: District Early Release Professional Development. Worked as whole academy director team to focus on academy issues and organization.
Standard 9:
August-June: Monthly meetings with the New Smyrna Beach Middle School Agriscience Teacher (HS/MS Collaboration)
August-June: Middle School students attend seminars and FFA events hosted by the high school chapter to understand showing, feeding livestock, and FFA career development requirements and practice (Mentoring/Volunteering)
December 8, 2016: High School Showcase at the Volusia County Fairgrounds (Open House/Curriculum Fair)
January 24, 2017 6-8 pm: Academy Parent Night at New Smyrna Beach High School (Future Freshman Night)
January 30, 2017 9-12pm: Academy Showcase at New Smyrna Beach Middle School (8th grade high school registration)
Standard 10: Workbased Learning
Jorden Vet Job.jpgVet 4/5 student working in the veterinary lab using a microscope to identify parasites in a canine fecal sample. This student is a senior (12 grade) in our program.
Students in grades 10,11,and 12 must shadow local veterinarians for a minimum of 250 hours by graduation.
Students in 9th grade-Worked with the University of Florida IFAS on a marketing project for the cut foliage industry. Students and professors from the University worked with our agriculture students to create surveys and take real world date to assist in research. All students worked on this project. 50 students attended the think pink event to gather more data at the farmers market held every Wednesday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.

Standard 11: Capstone Project
Students are designing and organizing an agriculture expo. The expo will showcase national agricultural focused companies. Companies set up around our school track and were open to speak with the entire student body to discuss career opportunities within each corporation. Dr. Cox along with our New Smyrna Beach High School Administrative team attended the event. Expo participants were very eager to attend next year and impressed with the quality of work from our students. All 100% of academy students were involved in the development and day of preparation of the expo.
Standard 12: Marketing

1. Academy Logo (attached)
2. Academy T-Shirt.Students wear sea foam green academy shirts on Fridays for spirit day. The shirt showcases the logo and picture for school and academy recognition.
3. Alumni: New Smyrna Beach High School has an active alumni association with over 30 members. The association is active on the local, state and national level. The alumni works with high school and middle school to increase student activity, parent involvement, and community awareness of our academy.
4.A Facebook page is maintained for parents to be aware of upcoming events.
5. Officers are issued an FFA Columbia that meets the school dress code requirements to wear at events to distinguish themselves.
Final Evaluation:
Curriculum in action visit took place on March 6, 2017 by Dr. Cox**