Do you love animals? Making things grow? SST's Animal & Plant Science program teaches students to expertly care for living things and prepares them for a career as a veterinarian, vet tech, barn/farm/greenhouse manager, floral designer and many other jobs working with animals and plants.
SST boasts a veterinary technician station, aquarium room, greenhouse, small animal room, aquaculture tanks, floral design workspace and more. Students in the first year of the program learn how to care for both companion and farmyard animals, as well as study units on aquariums, aquaculture, greenhouse plant cultivation, and animal rights and welfare.
Students in the second year of the program build on their skills with animals, plants, farming and agriculture. They spend several months at a local horse barn studying equine science, learn more about greenhouse management and horticulture, explore animal nutrition and reproduction, and complete an internship in an area of personal interest.
Students in Animal & Plant Science participate in the National FFA Organization, an organization that provides leadership and professional opportunities, as well as the chance to compete on both the local and national level.
Animal & Plant Science counts as a science credit for each of the six sending high schools' graduation requirements. Students who complete both years of the program with a C or better will have also fulfilled their high school Biology requirement.
College credit is available through Running Start, and this program also offers articulation agreements with several different colleges throughout the U.S.