Covina High School has a farm on its campus, which allows us to offer Agriculture Science and Animal Science courses. These courses acquaint the students with the six classes of livestock, plan science, and the various fields and phases of agriculture. The students are introduced to Agriculture Science in a changing world as well as Biological Science, Plant Science, Animal Science, and ways to create improved plants and animals through technology. The Agriculture Science course also serves as an introductory course to the Biological Sciences. Opportunities are provided for students to participate in the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) and in vocational agriculture projects.
The National FFA Organization helps develop students' potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through the education of agriculture. Covina High School students have the chance to raise animals to take to the Orange County Fair each year for judging and can earn money from selling their products to various supporters from the community. FFA members at Covina High School follow the National FFA motto which is, "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve."
9500 Agriculture Science - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Year
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
This course is designed to introduce the students to Agriscience and Technology in a changing world, Biological Science and Technology, Plant Science and Technology, Animal Science and Technology, and creating improved plants and animals through technology.
9555 Agriculture Earth Science - Grades 9, 10 Year
This course emphasizes learning fundamental concepts of earth science using agriculture as a tool and how to apply these concepts to their daily lives. Students have regular opportunities to explore concepts through hands-on experiences that develop problem- solving skills and attitudes of scientific inquiry. Approximately 40% of the classroom should be devoted to hands-on activities or demonstrations. This course will also include record keeping and leadership skills through involvement in the FFA organization. This is a year-long course.
9560 Agriculture Biology (P) - Grades 10, 11, 12—UC, CSU Year
Meets the Laboratory Science "D" requirement for the UC system.
This course is a laboratory science course for the college-bound student. It emphasizes detailed knowledge of the central concepts, principles, and basic factual material of biology as it pertains to the field of agriculture.
9565 Veterinary Science - Grades 11, 12- UC Year
Prerequisite: Completion of Ag Biology or Biology with a grade of “C” or better
This course will provide the student with the principles in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine focusing on the areas mammalian production, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition, respiration, and genetics. This course is intended to successfully prepare those students who plan on majoring in Agricultural or Animal Science.