Program Description
The Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is a program of study within the Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Career Cluster.  The CASE: Natural Resources and Agriculture Pathway prepares students to be successful in numerous careers in the agricultural sciences as well as preparing them to further their education at the postsecondary level.  This inquiry-based pathway incorporates classroom learning, FFA leadership and career development, as well as outside classroom experiences through Supervises Agricultural Experiences (SAE) and other internship opportunities. 

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Possible Certifications and College Credits
Rutgers University- Up to 17 credits
Michigan State University- Up to 6 credits
University of Maryland- Up to 6 credits

Course Sequence
Introduction to Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Natural Resources and Ecology
Environmental Science Issues
Agricultural Research and Development

Sample Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement

Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources         

Natural Resources and Ecology

Agricultural Research and Development
 2 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy Environmental Science Issues Elective
 3 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 4 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement
 5 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Elective
 6 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective 
7 *Possible World Language *Possible World Language Elective Elective

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer this Program
McDonough High School- Students apply in 8th grade