Pleasant Grove High School Academy / Pathway Programs
Agriculture Pathway (FFA) — The Pleasant Grove High School Agriculture Pathway offers students the opportunity to complete a comprehensive four-year program to prepare them for continued college education, as well as training for future careers in a variety of fields. A ”learn by doing” approach is used that combines the traditional classroom with an outdoor laboratory, plus community and leadership based activities. The Agricultural Education program integrates three core areas:
• Classroom/Laboratory Instruction: Contextual learning within interactive classes that are inquiry based.
• FFA: Development of premier leadership, personal growth and career success for all students.
• Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEP): Work based learning experience in a “real-life” setting through a project related to agriculture.
The above model produces well-rounded individuals who are prepared to be leaders in agriculture, business and industry.
Digital Media Academy (DMA) — This four-year academy in digital media production allows students the opportunity to learn, and participate in all aspects of video production and animation including editing, camera work, script-writing, storyboarding, producing and directing using the school’s television studio and industry grade equipment.
Students work with high-end technology in a hands-on, fully functional television studio, use industry-standard editing software, and have the opportunity to experience how the profession works. Students have the choice of going in depth into either the art and craft of animation or digital media production. Students will receive a high quality education in the digital media elds as well as developing the highly transferrable skills of communication, collaboration and problem-solving. When students leave DMA they are truly prepared for both college and career. Articulated post-secondary credits are available.
Innovative Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) — The Innovative Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) is a technology-driven program with an engineering academic pathway.
IDEA students learn the fundamentals of both architectural and mechanical CADD, experience a hands-on engineering lab and create animated 3D (3-dimensional) models. Academy students also share the same core classes of English, Social Studies, Math and Science. This allows students to use their technology skills and knowledge towards mastering the standards in both these subjects. Students also complete projects that bridge these classes as well as their Career Technology class.
Project Lead The Way – BioMedical Pathway — This is a New and Emerging Sector. PLTW Biomedical Science students are taking on these same real-world challenges – and they’re doing it before they even graduate from high school. Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems.
Pleasant Grove High School Academy / Pathway News
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Pleasant Grove High School (PGHS) is pleased to announce that the new Biomedical Academy (BA) is a first-time recipient of a $35,000 grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW), funded through Bayer AG, the large German pharmaceutical company. Beginning in 2017-2018, PGHS...
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