Foundations of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Course Syllabus and Policies
Mrs. Martin Room 52
In this course, students develop an awareness of the relationships between agriculture and science. Major concepts covered in the course include the areas of Virginia’s agriculture industry; the global scope of agriculture; scientific research concepts in plant, animal, and food science; principles of leadership and opportunities within student organizations; and agribusiness. Students will also develop agricultural skills and safety in power, structural, and technical systems; and natural resources and environmental systems.
- iPad (only 9-11th grade-provided by the school)
- 3-Ring Binder
- Loose leaf paper OR Spiral Notebook
- Pencils and Pens to last the entire course
It is encouraged but not mandatory that each student enrolled in agriculture education course become an FFA member. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Dues are $20.
Students are expected to abide by all regulations set forth in the “Magna Vista High School Handbook.” Students are also expected to be in class every day on time, respect your classmates, and do your best work.
Students are responsible for making up missed assignments due to student activities, Internal Suspension, and absences. Three days upon return to school are allowed for students to make arrangements with the instructor for make up work. Once a deadline is set, work must be in by that date.
All assignments will be graded using the standard Henry County School System grading scale (see handbook).
Assessments will include, but not limited to, the following:
- Class Assignments
- Unit Tests/Quizzes/Projects
- Grades for class participation and/or lab performance
Follow Rules for Mrs. Martin’s Classroom:
Learning To Do: Students are expected to participate in all classroom activities.
Doing To Learn: Students are required to be prepared for all classroom activities.
Earning To Live: In this classroom, everything is earned. This includes grades, privileges, and respect.
Living to Serve: Students are expected to respect their fellow classmates and display the characteristics of a leader.
Follow all safety guidelines and the Henry County Public Schools Code of Conduct.
I have read and agree to abide by the above policies.
Student Signature: ___________________________________ Date: _________________
Parent Signature: ____________________________________ Date: _________________