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Welcome to Deltona High's Food & Agricultural Sciences Academy

The Food & Agricultural Science Academy is a career based program where students can explore careers through food science and related agricultutal careers. Food Science is a unique blend of agriculture, farm to table, food chemistry and culinary skills. Courses offer students the chance to particpate in preparations for career readiness as well as various college bound opportunities. Students who apply and are accepted into the academy will take part in a unique learning environment that helps to give them a clear career path and focus on post-secondary preparation.

Students will have the oppourtunity to sit for industry certifications and have the option of qualification for Gold Seal Scholarships and Internships. Students will also interact with guest speakers who are professionals in the community, take part in job shadowing placements, participate in field study trips, and to join the local, state and national co-curricular student organization (FFA).

A limited number of students are accepted into the academy as incoming Freshman. Applications become available in December. Once seats are filled, late applicants will be placed on a waiting list for consideration, if openings become available.

Admission Requirements

Completed District Application

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or Higher

Requirements to Remain in the Academy

2.0 GPA Overall

Satisfactory Attendance Report

Satisfactory Discipline Record

Community Involvement

Industry Certifications

AEST Agricultural Associate, AEST Agritechnician Specialist, ServSafe Manager, Certified Professional Food Manager, and American Meat Science Association Food Safety & Science Certification.

Senior/Honor Cords (for program completers)

Must particiapte in a minimum of 5 FFA Activities, earn 100 hours of community service, and have a cummulative GPA of 3.0 or better from grades 9-12. Students who earn the recognition of the FFA State Degree through Florida FFA will also earn academy/honor cords.

Dual Enrolled

Options are currently being pursued through Daytona State College.

Required Academy CTE Courses

Freshman- Agriscience Foundations 1 (year)

Sophomore- Food Science Applications 2 (year)

Junior- Food Science Applications 3 (year)

Senior- Agriculture Leadership & Management (year)

Required Academy Core Courses

Environmental Science Honors

Biology Honors

Chemistry Honors


Suggested Academy Courses

Agritechnology 1 & 2

Advanced Concepts of Agriculture

Ag Directed Studies

Culinary Arts 1, 2, & 3

Health Life Management Skills

Foreign Language

Food & Ag Science Academy 4-Year Plan

For more information regarding the Deltona High School Food & Agricultural Science Academy, please contact: Farrah Johnson (Academy Director) at [email protected] or call 386-575-4153 ext. 44081.