Learn industry-based skills in agriculture with focuses available in animal science, horticulture and agricultural mechanics. Take your agricultural knowledge to the next level in our farm-to-table program by learning how to cultivate, prepare, design and market meals using fresh and home-grown ingredients in a commercial restaurant environment. Join students with like-interests and career goals by participating in award-winning organizations such as Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
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Students from West Rowan High School’s FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Conference on Oct 24-29, 2022. The students brought home a number of individual and team awards and the school’s FFA Chapter was recognized as a Three Star National Chapter.
Josh Shaver won the National Forest Management and Products Proficiency Award.
Blake Moore was a national finalist for the Agriculture Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Proficiency Award.
Alex Bouk won a Gold Individual in Employment Skills CDE.
MacKenna Clifton, a 2020 West Rowan High School alumna, was elected the National FFA Southern Region Vice President. She is the first-ever female national officer from North Carolina and the first national officer from the state in 25 years. She’s also the first national officer ever from Rowan County.
The Agricultural Communications team won National Bronze. Team members include Melanie Greer, Brinley Batts, Samantha Simon and Savannah Meadows.
The Agricultural Issues team won National Silver. Team members include Andrew Mead, Cece Watkins, Blake Moore, Grace Holshouser, Myra Agnant, Kendall Bowser and Karsen Simpson.
The Meats Evolution and Technology Team won National Bronze. Team members include Lexi Hagler, Ben Starnes, Mason Lee and Karley Clawson.
National Association of Agriculture Educations Conference
National Region 5 Winner for 2022 NAAE Outstanding Middle/Secondary Program Award
National Region 5 Winner for Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award - Victoria Cardea
ALL RSS ACADEMIES
High School Academies offer specialized curricula and courses and are aligned to specific career pathways.
Rising ninth grade students who are unable to obtain academies or concentrations in their regularly assigned school, may apply to another school within RSS in order to enroll in a program of study or academy not offered at their school. Transfers into high school academies for rising ninth graders will be granted on a space available basis, with students in the academy host school given first opportunity for enrollment in the academy. Academies Transfer Info can be found HERE
General information about academies is below. For more detailed Academy Information and requirements, please contact a guidance counselor at the respective high school.