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The Agricultural Scientific Academy at Tracy High School. Michael K. Woodward Ag/Science Academy Coordinator. What is it?. A n alternative program option at Tracy High School . A program that helps students explore undecided college majors and career options.

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the agricultural scientific academy at tracy high school

The Agricultural Scientific Academy at Tracy High School

Michael K. Woodward

Ag/Science Academy Coordinator

what is it
What is it?
  • An alternative program option at Tracy High School.
  • A program that helps students explore undecided college majors and career options.
  • A program that strives to help students reach their educational goals.
  • It is a school within a school.
who is it for
Who is it for?
  • Students interested in science or agriculture.
  • Students who enjoy a challenge .
  • Students who are looking for something different.
what we offer
What We Offer
  • Freshman Year:
    • An instant community of familiar faces
    • A core curriculum with preparation for the CP and IB pathways.
    • a dedicated staff
    • Beginning of Professional Portfolio
    • Calaveras Big Trees Field Trip
what we offer5
What We Offer
  • Sophomore Year:
    • The continuation of core curriculum with preparation for the CP and IB pathways.
    • Monterey Field Trip
    • Saturday Seminars
    • Building of Professional Portfolio
    • a dedicated staff.
what we offer6
What We Offer
  • Junior Year:
    • Continuation of Core curriculum in Social Science and English
    • Students may branch off into IB classes
    • Job Shadowing
    • Building of Professional Portfolio
    • Zero Period Senior Project Launch
    • Alcatraz field Trip
what we offer7
What We Offer
  • Senior Year:
    • Culmination of Core Curriculum
    • Senior Project Portfolio
    • Senior Project Presentations
    • Federal Reserve Field Trip
    • Award Ceremony
so what
So what?
  • In addition to meeting graduation and UC/CSU requirements students receive:
    • A Bronze Medallion, a Certificate of Completion
  • And students will have
    • a professional portfolio which will highlight their accomplishments and skill which will be handy for college and job applications.
if that s not enough
If that’s not enough….
  • Academy Students are a part of something unique, and will have a support network of teachers and peers to help them succeed.
don t take my word for it
Don’t Take My Word For It!
  • It’s so much easier to understand things we’re reading in English, because we’re learning about that same era in history. ~Tiffany Zendejas, Sophomore
  • Ag/Science…helps you prepare for the future. ~Matt Hager, Sophomore
  • The Academy has really awesome teachers that are always willing to help you. ~Rikkilee Carter, Sophomore
  • The Ag Academy Created a challenging yet fun atmosphere to make life at Tracy High seem to fly by. ~ Stephanie Brendlinger, Sophomore
don t take my word for it11
Don’t Take My Word For It!
  • The Ag-Sci. Academy for me has been a great experience due to the amazing teachers and students. The classrooms are controlled, which makes learning fund and easy. ~Nicole Aniasco, Freshman
  • I came from St. Bernard’s and I’m very glad that I came into the Academy, it is like a little world inside high school. ~Morgan Montalvo, Freshman
  • The Academy is great. It’s like a big loving family except you have teachers. The Academy is great if you love science and hands on activities. ~Anna Ryslinge, Freshman
  • The Ag/Science Academy is a great experience to figure out what you want to do with your life, even before college. ~Kelley Maestas, Freshman
questions
Questions:
  • Can I be in the Academy and be in IB?
    • YES!
  • Can I be in the Academy and be in the Performing Arts Academy?
    • YES!
  • Can I blend the Academy and any other program at THS?
    • YES!
what can i do for senior project
What Can I do For Senior Project?

Previous topics have been:

  • How to Write a Screen Play
  • Rebuilding a Chevy 454 Engine
  • Web Page Design
  • Teach Math and Number Recognition to Kindergarten Students
  • Coccidiosis in Goats: is Sanitation a Key Factor?
  • The History of Reconstructive Surgery
  • How to Make a Quilt
  • Writing Jazz Music
  • Build a Hydroponic Greenhouse
  • Raising a Market Pig
  • Creating a Photography Business
  • Produce a Book of Poetry
  • Gender Learning Differences and Biases
  • Women’s Rights in the Middle East and Afghanistan
  • Raising Funds for Children of Afghanistan
  • Forensic Science
is senior project worth it
Is Senior Project Worth It?
  • Here’s what Senior Project judges had to say:
  • “Yours is the only presentation that has encouraged me to look into the subject!”
  • “The beauty of the Mexican culture never fails to amaze me. I’m glad you learned more about y our history and culture.”
  • “It is nice to know that I have such fine people as students. You are really making a difference in your community!”
  • “Good job on your topic, it is very nice to see you present on a topic you really enjoy”
  • “Great job on your teaching video; it shows your knowledge of the sport.”
  • “Throughout her presentation, her interest in the profession and respect for nurses was apparent.”
breeding with intentions a genetically researched project for the agricultural scientific academy

“Breeding With Intentions”A genetically researched project for the Agricultural & Scientific Academy

By: Meghan Davis

grain production

Grain Production

Elliott Mello

special education
Special Education
  • Senior Project

Alyssa Strope

ryan little ag sci senior project

Strokes and the Brain

RYAN LITTLE

AG/SCI SENIOR PROJECT

who speaks at saturday seminars
Who Speaks at Saturday Seminars?
  • Good Question!
    • Previous Speakers include:
    • F.B.I. Agents
    • Animal Control Officers
    • Lawrence Livermore Labs’ Space Action Team
    • Firemen
    • Air Force Recruiter
    • Pediatrician
    • Physicist
who speaks at saturday seminars22
Who Speaks at Saturday Seminars?
  • Good Question!
    • Race Car Driver
    • Pilot
    • Veterinarian
    • Architect
    • Lawyer
    • Teacher
    • Agricultural Flier (crop dusting)
    • Journalist
  • Just to name a few!
where can i job shadow
Where Can I Job Shadow?
  • Where do you want to job shadow?
  • We have sent students to:
    • Old River Veterinary clinic
    • API Architecture
    • Tracy Fire Department
    • Dr. Robert Williams, Sports Medicine
    • David Evans & Associates - Engineering
where can i job shadow24
Where Can I Job Shadow?
  • Tangles Beauty Salon
  • Tracy Chevrolet
  • California Department of Fish and game
  • Never Boring Designs – Graphic Design
  • Tracy Police Department
where can i job shadow25
Where Can I Job Shadow?
  • Lawrence Livermore Labs
  • Stockton Symphony
  • San Joaquin County Sheriffs Department
freshman academy courses
Freshman Academy Courses
  • Ag/Science Academy Biology Pre-IB
    • OR
  • Ag/Science Academy Ag-Biology Pre-IB
  • Ag/Science English 1 Pre IB
  • Ag/Science Social Studies 1 Pre IB (World Geography)
  • PE
  • Math
  • Elective
  • Big Trees (or Academy of Sciences) Field Trip
sophomore academy courses
Sophomore Academy Courses
  • Ag/Science Academy Chemistry Pre-IB
    • OR
  • Ag/Science Academy Ag/Earth Science Pre-IB
  • Ag/Science English 2 Pre IB
  • Ag/Science Social Studies 2 Pre IB (World History)
  • PE or Elective
  • Math
  • Elective
  • Monterey Field Trip
  • Saturday Seminars
junior academy courses
Junior Academy Courses
  • Ag/Science English 3 OR English 3 IB
  • Ag/Science Social Studies 3 (U.S. History) OR History of the Americas I
  • Science (as required for pathway)
  • Math (as required for pathway)
  • Elective
  • Zero Period Senior Project Launch
  • Job Shadowing
  • Alcatraz Field Trip
senior academy courses
Senior Academy Courses
  • Ag/Science English 4 OR English 4 IB
  • Ag/Science Social Studies 4 (Gov/Econ) OR History of the Americas II
  • Science (as required for pathway)
  • Math (as required for pathway)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Field Trip
  • Project Portfolio and Presentation