Florin High School Academy / Pathway Programs
Agriculture TECH Academy — The Ag TECH Academy offers exciting opportunities for students in the broad and technically challenging fields of Agriscience, Environmental Horticulture, Agribusiness and Agricultural Engineering /Manufacturing. Utilizing state of the art instructional and laboratory facilities, the Ag Tech Academy provides advanced curriculum for student skill development in an industry based and equipped setting:
- Agriscience/Biotechnology Laboratories
- Computer and Multimedia Technology
- Greenhouse Plant Propagation
- Floral Retail Display Center / Cooler
- Animal Production Areas
- Incubation and Specialty Animal Management
- Aquaculture Facility
- Welding and Plasma Cutting
- Wood Working Technology
- Small Engine Mechanics
- Cold Metal Pneumatics
- Outdoor Recreation Center
Automotive Technology Career Pathway — The Florin High School Auto Technology Career Pathway provides students with the essential skills required to secure an entry-level position with the automotive field and/or foundational knowledge necessary to transition into a post-secondary program in automotive technology. Students gain hands-on experience by working with professional automotive equipment and diagnostic tools, learning about industry standard safety rules, service information, career strategies and the importance of job performance. Topics discussed include engine operation, electrical systems, fuel injection, computer systems, brake and basic engine repair. The auto technology pathway is articulated with Cosumnes River College Automotive Program, which allows students to earn postsecondary credit while enrolled in the pathway.
Culinary Arts Pathway — The Culinary Arts Pathway at Florin High School is designed to develop careerbased culinary knowledge and skills starting at the beginning level and progressing towards increasingly advanced expertise and training. Students will receive instruction in a wide variety of culinary topics and practice techniques that help prepare them for their future educational and career aspirations. Courses include Focus on College and Career (Get Focused…Stay Focused), Introduction to Culinary Arts and World Cuisines and Professional Culinary Arts providing a well-rounded and in-depth curriculum. Advanced students have the opportunity to apply their skills through the operation of an on-campus bistro and frequent catering events.
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Law and the World Academy (LAW) — Florin High School’s Law and the World (LAW) Academy is one of only six programs throughout California to be designated as an official partner of the California State Bar Association. The mission of the program is to increase diversity in the legal profession by connecting students with the skills and opportunities to be competitive in the job market while acting as advocates for their communities. The LAW Academy, with its local government and business partners, provides students with career-centered technical curriculum coupled with rigorous academic instruction within a context that is relevant both to the students’ future career aspirations as well as their roles as citizens in the 21st Century global society.
The LAW Academy offers a three-year course of study that combines core “a-g” academic courses with an emphasis on legal and criminal justice curricula as well as opportunities to explore a variety of legal professions.
Music and Audio Pathway — Learning the skills and knowledge for creating, refining and sharing work in the Arts, Media and Entertainment industry sector promotes teamwork, communication, creative thinking and decision-making abilities—traits that are necessary to function successfully in the competitive and media-rich 21st century. Through the manipulation of sight, sound, and motion, those choosing a pathway from this sector reach out in unique ways to enhance the quality of life for those around them.
New technologies are also constantly reshaping the boundaries and skill sets of many arts career pathways. Consequently, core arts-sector occupations demand constantly varying combinations of artistic imagination, metaphoric representation, symbolic connections and technical skills. Successful career preparation involves both broad and in- depth academic and technical preparation as well as the cultivation of 21st-century skill assets, such as flexibility, problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills.
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Informational Technology Academy — Students in the Informational Technology Academy prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Expertise in systems development and programming are critical skills to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment and use of energy.
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Project Lead the Way – Engineering — PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Students take from the courses in demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
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Florin High School Academy / Pathway News
The following article was originally published by Ardent for Life, an Elk Grove publication. It was featured in the "Late Summer 2019" issue.
Florin High and Valley High School Academy/Pathway Students Participate in Sacramento Fire Youth Academy
During the last nine weeks, Students from Florin High School's LAW Academy and Valley High School's Fire and Emergency Services Pathway learned what it takes to become a firefighter! Students will walk away from this youth academy with hands-on experience and...
Florin High School's Project Lead The Way - Robotics students was representing the school at Hack The Pak, an event focused on educating the public about STEM-focused opportunities within the Sacramento region, including within Elk Grove Unified!
Board of Trustees Recognizes 50 Top-Quality Career Technical Education in Elk Grove Unified School District Programs
Recognition Highlights Academies and Pathways Meeting Highest Quality ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 22, 2018 – The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized 50 Career Technical Education (CTE) academies and pathways that demonstrated progress...
Talk about an amazing hands-on learning opportunity! 150 students from Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Franklin, Monterey Trail, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high school attended Sacramento City College (SCC) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 for the college’s second...
Not letting a winter storm deter them, Florin High School's Ag-Tech Academy's agricultural science program attended the Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) Program to plant shrubs and forbes along an irrigation line at a site called River...
Elk Grove Unified School District Recognized for Outstanding Cyber Security Awareness Efforts at One of the Nation’s Largest and Fastest Growing Youth Cyber Education Programs
The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Approved Elk Grove Unified School District as the Newest CyberPatriot Center of Excellence! CyberPatriot National Commissioner approved the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) as the newest CyberPatriot Center of...
Technology Career Academy students participated in the Hour of Code on December 8, 2016, an annual, global initiative to introduce students to program coding through computer games and simulations! Thank you to Digital Deployment's Mac Clemmens for the continued...
High School Students Try On Jobs and Roles During The Summer At City Hall Program Hosted by the City of Elk Grove
Brooklyn Lewis, a sophomore at Pleasant Grove High School and Kenneth Woods, a junior at Laguna Creek High School were among the students who had the opportunity to participate in this year’s Summer at City Hall program hosted by EGUSD and the City of Elk Grove....
Students from Florin High School’s Tech Careers Academy participated in the 2015 Hour of Code on December 8, 2015, led by Randy Fairchild as part of a three-year partnership with Mac Clemmons, founder and CEO of Digital Deployment. After a brief overview, Florin...