|Students are required to participate in ALL classroom activities, assignments and projects set forth by the Ohio Department of Education curriculum and instructor of the program.
Students are required to participate in at least two FFA activities per nine-week grading period. Examples of activities are monthly FFA meetings, career development events (contests), county fair participation, fruit sales, FFA social activities, FFA leadership opportunities, and many more. Students will be given dates and times in advance for the activities.
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Program
Students are required to develop, implement and complete an SAE program. This project is a year-long activity, which extends into the summer months. This project should be of the student’s interest and incorporate independent study, parental involvement, advisor summer visitation, proper record keeping, and should come from the state of Ohio approved list of SAE programs. Students in Ag. Ed. classes receive 1.25 credits for the courses. The .25 credit accounts for the SAE program.
Home and/or Community Development
Students are required to complete no less than 10 hours of home and/or community improvement. Projects of this type include landscaping the home, building fence, fixing an item around the house in need of repair, building picnic tables for a local park, etc. The above listed improvement projects are just suggestions from projects that have been done in the past. It will be up to the students, their parents and advisor to implement a project that is suitable for the requirements.
Community Assistance Program (CAP)
Students are required to complete five hours of community assistance before the end of the school year. Activities for CAP may include such activities as assisting during the Senior Citizen’s Luncheon, community clean up activities, assisting a local family with a special project, volunteering at the library, helping out around the school, etc. The purpose of this program is to instill in students the necessity of volunteerism. Volunteering can be a rewarding and enriching part of a person’s life. Throughout the school year, CAP activities and their projected volunteer hours will be posted for students to participate in. It will be the responsibility of the student to make sure they have met the CAP requirement before the end of the school year.