Red Mountain High wins Program of the Year Award

Agricultural science at Red Mountain High was named the state's 2011 Program of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education of Arizona.

RMHS greenhouseAgricultural science students grow poinsettias to raise funds for the FFA Club and to brighten the holidays for customers throughout the community.

The mission statement is short and sweet: "One Mission: Student Success." Mission accomplished, Red Mountain!

Thanks to its innovative curriculum, classroom instruction, lab experience, and FFA activities, the Agricultural Science Department won highest honors this summer at the 36th annual conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education of Arizona.

In the agriculture program, students learn about the science, business, economics and technology of plants, animals and natural resources in the classroom, and through entrepreneurial projects, supervised on-the-job internships, community service activities and leadership opportunities.

Red Mountain won the Program of the Year Award in the agricultural science division last year, making it eligible to compete for and capture this year's grand champion award over all career and technical education programs in every subject area and school throughout the state.

CTE also includes automotive, biotechnology, construction, culinary arts, drafting and design, education professions, engineering, financial services, graphic communication, information technology, sports medicine, video production and welding.

Tyson Sorensen teaches ag science classes and sponsors the FFA Club at Red Mountain High. "Our goal is to help students succeed in the 21st century by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success," Sorensen said.


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