ASTA Magnet Program
Our Agriculture Science program provides education and training for many diverse careers in the agricultural field. The program incorporates three elements: classroom instruction, supervised agriculture experiences, and FFA activities.
FFA is an intra-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. FFA is one of the three components of agricultural education. The FFA has the unique characteristic of binding the agriculture program together and serving as the catalyst to advance the student more rapidly toward success.
The Sandra Day O’Connor Agriculture Program is widely regarded as one of the most successful programs in the Nation. O’Connor FFA has won countless district and area championships along with holding 31 State Championships and 15 National Gold Emblem Championships in its 20 + year history.
If you would like more information about becoming a part of this extraordinary program you may contact Bryan Hawkins, Program Director at 210-397-4871, Pam Zablocki, Counselor 210-397-4760 or the main number 210-397-4779.
What We Teach
We offer several Academic Strands in the Agriculture Industry.
ANIMAL SCIENCE: Prin. of Ag, Food & Natural Resources* Livestock Production Small Animal Management/Equine Science Veterinary Medical Applications Adv. Animal Science Practicum in Ag – Animal Science
PLANT SCIENCE: Prin. of Ag, Food & Natural Resources* Greenhouse Operation & Production Floral Design / Dual Adv. Floral Design Horticulture Science Adv. Plant & Soil Science / Dual Practicum in Ag – Plant Science
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING: Prin. of Ag, Food & Natural Resources* Ag Mechanics & Metal Technologies Ag Structures Design & Fabrication Ag Equipment Design & Fabrication Practicum in Ag – Ag Engineering ROTC: ROTC 1* – 4
AGRIBUSINESS: Prin. of Ag, Food & Natural Resources* Professional Standards in Agribusiness/Professional Communications Agribusiness Management & Marketing Ag Leadership, Research & Communication Practicum in Ag - Agribusiness
AG ENVIRONMENTAL/ NATURAL RESOURCES: Prin. of Ag, Food & Natural Resources* Wildlife, Fisheries & Ecology Mgt. / Dual Range Ecology Management Practicum in Ag – Environmental Resources