Agriculture & Natural Resources
CV FFA IS The ANR Academy
The ANR Academy IS CV FFA
"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."
The Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy at CHVS is an education program that makes a positive difference in the lives of our students and within our community by developing students potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture and natural resource education. The academy offers leadership and communication skills through CV FFA, ample Supervised Agricultural Experience and Community Service opportunities throughout the school year, and 21st century academic courses that implant current industry practices and technology to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship within a global community.
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve
- ANR Academy Application
- Official FFA Manual
- Rights & Responsibilities
- ANR Course Catalog
- Program of Activities
- ANR Advisory
- Supervised Agricultural Experiences
- Animal Husbandry SAE
- Microgreens SAE
- Landscape Design & Gardens
The conditions for enrollment and participation within the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy (participation in educational excursions, site hosted SAE's, participation in competitions, etc.) include the following:
- Make a commitment to the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy - Use must be properly tagged as an ANR student
- Follow the suggested course sequence and complete at least one ANR Academy course per school year - This is necessary to be an active member within the CSTO (CV FFA)
- Maintain a satisfactory grade point average while accumulating credits to satisfy the graduation requirement It is expected that students maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, the minimum for academic eligibility
- It is expected that students successfully attend & complete course credits at each grade level
- Students will strive to meet the A-G requirements at each grade level
- Attend & be on time to all assigned courses throughout the academic school year - Attendance must be maintained at a 70% or higher
- Report & clear all absences through the CVHS attendance office
- Display appropriate behaviors at all times and represent him/herself, the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy, Coachella Valley High School, and our community on the jobsite, on field trips, and in the community
- Dress in Academy T-Shirt on Tuesdays, Academy Polo Shirt on Wednesdays, & “Dress for Success” attire on Thursdays. *Students are encouraged to represent prospective colleges on Mondays and show their “School Spirit” on Fridays
- Dress in the appropriate academy uniform on job shadowing or field trip days and when representing the ANR Academy
- Attend and/or participate in designated ANR Academy activities and events. A calendar will be provided at the beginning of the school year
- Complete and maintain accurate records of 8 hours of approved community service for each quarter throughout each school year as well as complete at one annual SAE per school year (to be recored in theAET.com)
Students who do not meet the attendance and academic requirements of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy will be put on probation and will be scheduled for a parent conference. Failure to meet the terms of the above may result in the removal from the Academy.
ANR Course Catalog
Anticipated ANR Courses
Advisory Committee Application
ANR Advisory Mtg. October 24th, 2018 from 2:15-4:00PM (CVHS Library-room 402)
Governor Brown released the 2018-2019 budget for the State of California. Once again the Governor placed an emphasis on Career Technical Education (CTE). The 2018-19 state budget provides $212 million in sustained funding for CTE and state leadership staff.
Recent History of CTE Funding
Previously CTE support was part of the 2015-2016 state budget, the three year $900 million CTEIG assisted districts in expanding and enhancing CTE programs. By making this dedicated funding stream permanent in FY2018-19, et seq., the state is showing a continued investment in CTE programs, guaranteeing not only survival, but expansion (Get REAL, 2018). The 2016 Budget Act allocated $200 million Proposition 98 funding annually to create the Strong Workforce Program, which is designed to expand the availability of regionally aligned CTE and workforce development programs/courses. In 2017-18, this amount was increased to $248 million (Albiani, 2018).
The 2018-2019 Budget Related to CTE
The 2018-19 budget proposes an ongoing increase of $200 million Proposition 98 General Fund to establish a K-12 specific component of the Strong Workforce Program to encourage the establishment and support of K-12 CTE. The proposal stipulates that the money cannot be used for salaries. Also included was an ongoing increase of $12 million Proposition 98 General Fund to fund local industry experts who will provide technical support to local educational agencies operating CTE programs (Albiani, 2018). The budget proposes that the money would be administered by Community College Chancellor’s Office but is allocated for use in K-12. This is a departure from the normal administration of CTE funds by California Department of Education.
The $4.134 million dollar Incentive Grant 167 Budget Act Appropriation (Agricultural Vocational Education) was also included in the budget funded at the same level as the previous two years.
Bottom line is that the proposed budget is very good for CTE and Agricultural Education and could alleviate some of the constraints experienced in the regional delivery of our educational model. Nothing is finalized until the signing of the budget in September and the devil is in the details, so careful attention will be paid as the implementation of the budget unfolds over the next several months.
Periodic updates will be supplied as the political process of the adoption of the budget progresses.
The Importance and Benefits of the SAE Program
An agriculture & natural resources education program is made up of three integrated parts: classroom instruction, FFA leadership and supervised agricultural experience(s) (SAE).
The SAE is a required component of a complete and total agriculture & natural resources education program and intended for every student within the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy here at Coachella Valley High School. Through involvement in an SAE, students are exposed to and allotted the consideration of multiple careers and occupations, learn expected workplace behavior, develop specific skills within an industry, and are given opportunities to apply academic and occupational skills in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment. Through these strategies, students learn how to apply what they are learning in the classroom as they prepare to transition into the world of college and career opportunities as critically thinking citizens.
Types of SAE opportunities available to and appropriate for students within the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy at Coachella Valley High School may include the following examples:
The student plans, implements, operates and assumes financial risks in a productive or service activity or agriculture, food or natural resources-related business.
Placement/Internship programs involve the placement of students in agriculture, food or natural resources-related businesses, on farms and ranches, in school laboratories, at community facilities, or in a verified non-profit organization to provide a "learning by doing" environment. These experiences may be paid or non-paid.
As agriculture becomes more scientific, there is a need to conduct research to meet the needs of a growing world. There are three major kinds of research SAE programs: experimental, analytical and invention.
This type of SAE is appropriate for all agriculture students. This SAE activity is designed primarily to help students become literate in agriculture and/or become aware of possible careers in the ANR career cluster and results in the development of a plan to begin an SAE.
This enterprise is a student-managed, entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods or services that meet the needs of an identified market.
Service-learning is a student-managed service activity where students are involved in the development of a needs assessment, planning the goals, objectives and budget, implementation of the activity, promotion, and evaluation/reflection of a chosen project. It may be for a school, a community organization, religious institution or non‐profit organization. The student(s) are responsible for raising necessary funds for the project (if funds are needed). A project must be a stand‐alone project and not part of an ongoing chapter project, or community fundraiser.
The importance of the SAE extends far beyond the agricultural and natural resources education classroom. An SAE is a catalyst for personal growth, career development and responsible citizenship that leads to individual, group and societal benefits not possible through formal, in the classroom, education alone. Skills, knowledge, experiences and connections gained through SAE's remain with students for a lifetime and positively influence others along the way. An SAE is more than an integral part of agricultural education; it is tangible learning with an applied purpose and measurable results. Having a SAE is essential for the student to succeed in the agricultural and natural resources education program. SAE programs benefit students, schools, employers, communities, parents, and teachers.
Please see Mr. Sleeper in LR for payment information
All Animal Husbandry SAE documents are due by Thursday, October 12 to T2 (Ms. Encinias).
All Animal Husbandry SAE payments are due by Thursday, October 19 to LR (Mr. Sleeper).
All Animal Husbandry SAE plans are due by Thursday, November 2 to LR (Mr. Sleeper).
Animal Husbandry Project Safety Training on Friday, November 17th during 6th period - Pick up a Teacher Release form from Encinias (T2) or Foster (538)
Monday, December 4 – Entries Open
Last day to enter online - Saturday, January 20 @ Midnight
UNAVAILABLE FOR ASSISTANCE AFTER HOURS
Entry receiving day
Wednesday, February 14 at 9 am – 5 pm Taj Mahal Building #11
Park at Gate 4 off Arabia Street
1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor 2. Tray size 7”x5”x2” or similar
3. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING
DIVISION 157 – MICROGREENS CLASS:
- Chard (red, orange, yellow, and rainbow)
- Bok Choi
- Onions (bunching)
Monday, December 4 – Entries Open
Last day to enter online - Saturday, January 20 @ Midnight
Payments must be received in the entry office no later than JANUARY 20, 2018. Any entry or payment submitted past deadline will not be accepted! NO
EXCEPTIONS! Credit card payments are preferred to guarantee your entry submission. If you think you will make changes to your entries later, simply save your cart and exit out of the online entry system. Once you select “PAY NOW” or “PAY LATER” your entry will be submitted and you will not be able to make changes to your cart online. If you chose to “PAY LATER” then you must remember that prior to logging out of ShoWorks you must print out a detailed receipt and you have two options: Print out your detailed receipt and MAIL IN the check payment OR Print out your detailed receipt and HAND DELIVER your payment to our ENTRY OFFICE AT 46‐350 ARABIA STREET, INDIO, CA 92201.
Join the CVHS Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy - Fill out an application today!
ANR Academy / CV FFA Officer meetings are on every other Tuesday afterschool in room 538. Attendance is required. ANR Academy / CV FFA meeting on Tuesday September, 4th in room 538. See you there! Please see Ms. Encinias (T2) or Ms. Foster (538) or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details.
Welcome Back - First Day of School - August 16, 2018
DRESS for SUCCESS every Thursday. FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2), Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!
Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 21st during 1st & 2nd lunch in room 538. 25 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2), Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details! - CANCELLED
Open House on Thursday, August 30th
Food Handlers Training on Thursday, August 30th beginning at 2:30PM in room 538. Please return your completed permission slip to Ms. Foster (538). 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2), Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details! - CANCELLED
Riverside Section FFA Leadership Conference on Saturday, September 8th, at 8:00AM (transportation leaves at 6:30AM) at Perris High School. Please return your completed permission slip to Ms. Foster (538). 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Foster (538) for more details!
Greenhand Conference on Tuesday, September 11th at Heritage High School.Please return your completed permission slip to Ms. Foster (538). 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!
Mandatory Parent & Student Meeting for all SAE Livestock Projects on Thursday, please speak with Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!
LA Fair Judging Contests & Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, September 15th at 9:00AM.50 FFA Points available - CANCELLED
Opening & Closing Contest on Tuesday, September 19th from 5:00-8:30PM at Norte Vista High School. Please return your completed permission slip to Ms. Foster (538). 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!
Riverside Section Softball and FFA Social at West Valley High School from 4:00-8:00PM. 50 FFA Points available - CANCELLED
PSAT on Wednesday, October 10th at Coachella Valley High School.
ANR Advisory Meeting on Wednesday, October 24th from 2:15-4:00PM in room 402 at the CVHS Library
SOCAL Leadership Conference at Indio High School on Saturday, November 3rd from 8:30AM-4:00PM. Please return your completed permission slip to Ms. Encinias (T2) by Wednesday, October 10th. 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2) for more details!
Riverside Section FFA Job Resume and Letter of Intro due to Ms. Encinias (T2) on Wednesday, November 28th. 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2) for more details!
Heritage Cup Field Day on Saturday, December 8th from 8:00AM-3:00PM at Heritage High School. Please return completed permission slips to Ms. Foster (538). 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Foster (538) or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!
Riverside Section FFA Job Resume and Impromptu Contest on Thursday, December 13th from 4:00-8:00PM at Norco High School. Please return completed permission slips to Ms. Encinias (T2) by Wednesday, November 28th. 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2) for more details!
Norte Vista Field Day on January 26th from 8:00AM-4:00PM at Norte Vista High School. Please return completed permission slips to Ms. Foster (538). 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Foster (538) or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!
Riverside Section FFA Speech Contest on Thursday, January 31st from 4:00PM-9:00PM at Perris High School. Please return completed permission slips to Mr. Sleeper (LR). 50 FFA Points available - please speak with Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!
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