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The study of Agriculture at William Penn High School focuses on three fundamental areas: plant science, animal science and environmental science. Plant science applies the principles of agriculture, biology, and chemistry of plant life. Connecting to our environmental science program, students combine economics, policy and ecology in order to study ecosystems and natural resources. Our animal science program emphasizes animal nutrition, animal care and how animals interact with our food systems. Through a partnership with the Trustees of the New Castle Common on Historic Penn Farm, students will practice this knowledge on a living farm, adjacent to school property. Agriculture student work directly with culinary and science students in our “farm to school to table” program . Our environmental science program focuses on the interrelationships between humans and the natural world. Each student, upon graduation and completion of the pathway in Agriculture will receive a related industry recognized certification.



Recommended Program of Study


Grade 9

  1. English I
  2. Integrated Math I
  3. Integrated Science I
  4. Geography/Civics
  5. Physical Education/Health
  6. Introduction to Agriscience
  7. World Language
  8. Elective

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II
  3. Biology
  4. Economics
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed/ 10th Seminar
  6. AG course (Plant, Animal or Env. Sci)
  7. Elective
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III
  2. Integrated Math III
  3. Chemistry
  4. US History
  5. AG course (Plant, Animal, or Env Sci)
  6. Penn Farm
  7. World Language
  8. Elective

Grade 12

  1. English IV
  2. Mathematics course
  3. AG course (Plant, Animal, or Env Sci)
  4. Penn Farm
  5. Physics
  6. Elective
  7. Elective
  8. Elective



Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

Business Corporate Management II and III
Business Essentials, Marketing
Culinary Arts courses


Courses for each of our pathways:

Plant Science

Introduction to Agriscience

Plant Science I

Plant Science II

Plant Science III

Penn Farm

Animal Science

Introduction to Agriscience

Animal Science I

Animal Science II

Animal Science III

Penn Farm

Environmental Science

Introduction to Agriscience

Natural Resources & Ecology

Environmental Science Issues

AP Environmental Science

Penn Farm