CIJS Implements an Onsite Agricultural Experience

Agricultural education prepares students to be problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, through the use of its three-circle model. Classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development, and experiential learning all combine to offer students a well-rounded aspect to their education that will prepare them for college and the workforce, as well as teach them to be educated consumers.

The CIJS agricultural component promotes hands on learning and responsibility, through the care of animals and gardens. The program introduces students to specific principles in nutrition, physiology, behavior, and reproduction.

It introduces:

  • Farm to table meals
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Understanding the cycle of food growth
  • Inter-dependence of eco-systems