Academy Director: Jaime Davis

(Transferred Mid-Year / Denise Johns Director 2nd Semester)

CTE / Academy Facilitator: Denise Johns

2017-18 Action Plan:

Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

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



Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects

Curriculum In Action:
Agriscience Petunias.jpg
jtech.jpgNick Talotta from jtech spoke with all academy classes describing the opportunities offered by his college. He focused on goals and financial opportunities to students. Students completed a personality inventory to help project the job/career choice they would be most successful.
Curriculum In Action:
Academy students attended SHORE Symposium in New Smyrna Beach. Scientist discussed measures to protect the Indian River Lagoon.
Standard 3: Program of Study / 4 Yr Plan
Published on School Website:

Industry Certifications Associated:
  • Agriscience Foundations
  • Animal Science Certification
  • Veterinary Assist Certification
Standard 4: Advisory Committee

Standard 5: Enrollment
NOTE: Jaime Davis transferred mid-year. Courses will show under name of 2nd semester sub (Cara Marsicano)

9th Grade: Agriscience Foundations; 52 Students - Earth Space Science/Hon 2001310Y / 2001320Y (P. Knight)

10th Grade: Veterinary 1; 50 students - Biology / Honors 2000310Y / 2000320Y (J. White)

11th Grade: Veterinary 3/4; 21 Students - There is no connecting course for this grade level

12th Grade: Veterinary 4/5; 23 Students - AP Environmental Science 2001380 3rd/4th period (Not toggled)

Total; 146

(AP and Dual Enrollments numbers are not available at this time)
Standard 6: Professional Collaboration
  • Teachers meet 7th period on Friday.'s; Davis / D. Marsicano is in charge of meeting agenda.
  • Team members attended the 24 hour Summer workshop
Standard 7: Recruitment

Standard 8: Career Focus / Workbased Learning
On September 27th, New Smyrna beach 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students attended the Florida FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training in Haines City, FL. Students worked with other middle and high school students around the state to develop chapter plans for the 2017 and 2018 school year.
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All 9th grade foundation students worked with the University of Florida IFAS and Volusia County Farm Bureau to grow Petunias and develope a marketing plan. Students started the plants from plugs and maintained the plants for a total of 7 weeks. On September 27th, students attended the Volusia County Farmers Market to utilize their marketing strategy and sell their plants. Students were broken down into 3 groups per class and competed against one another for overall lab.jpg
12th grade students are given the opportunity to palpate cows to check for pregnancy and participate in an artificial insemenation procedural wrap lab.jpgStudents work in groups of 3 to practice using vet wrap. Juniors and Seniors wrap each others arm to determine adequate pressure. This is key to their work based learning in area veterinary offices.
equine wrapping lab.jpg10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in the veterinary academy learn how to properly wrap the legs of equine for hospital, shipping, and daily support.

enviro.JPGAcademy students are conducting water quality testing at the Marine Discovery Center to meet standards in the AP Environmental class.
national convention 17.JPGAcademy FFA members toured an organic farm in Indianapolis, IN. Students examined leaf specimens and animal tracks to establish a wildlife population grid.
Standard 9: Marketing

Incoming 9th Grade Power Point Agriscience Slide

Social Media: Twitter Acct: @nsbhsffa
Instagram: NsbhsFFA

Flyer/Brochure: Provided at showcase and at all academy promotional events.
Final Evaluation: