High School Education

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Horticulture, Landscaping, & Parks Management

  • Participate in outdoor campus projects and field studies using an extensive onsite land laboratory
  • On our 250 acre campus, learn to design, construct, and manage a variety of green spaces, including ornamental landscapes, natural areas, parks, and conservation areas
  • Use advanced technology and equipment to design, grow, and maintain sustainable landscapes and greenhouse-to-market plants

Prepared for licensure/certifications, immediate employment, and further education
College Credit ~ Certifications ~ Early Job Placement

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 Hour General Industry

CTAvailable at All Ohio Post-Secondary Institutions that Offer a Similar Course

  • CTAGP002 Soil Science, Fertilizer & Pests - 3 Semester Hours
  • CTHOR002 Landscape Management - 3 Semester Hours

Junior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Government: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

  • Science: 1 High School Credit

Drug Free Club

Drug Free Club is a voluntary club that gives students an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society are outlined in the Student Handbook.


FFA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Students also have the ability to participate in various competitions that directly relate to their career-technical program at the local, district, and state levels.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work at various events held throughout the year.

The following are considerations for eligibility to become a Student Ambassador:

  • Good grades

  • On track for a Career-Technical Certificate

  • Outstanding Attendance

  • Recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor

  • Permission from parent or guardian

  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events.


Youth Philanthropy Board

Youth Philanthropy Board is composed of A-Tech students who have the mission of assisting the direction of funding non-profit organizations with special projects that need monetary assistance in our community. 

With the goal of directly benefiting the people in our area, students also focus on ways to give back through service learning, expanding leadership skills, and the use of their individual talents and energy to help in this type of endeavor. The Ashtabula Foundation provides funding for the Youth Philanthropy Board to distribute to worthy community groups and organizations, who meet certain criteria on their applications as a 501 C3 non-profit. 

To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board, a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech Instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student’s grades, discipline, and attendance.

Farmworkers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Ohio Annual Salary- $30,210

Ohio Hourly Wage- $14.52

Education- High School Diploma

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

Fish and Game Wardens

Ohio Annual Salary- $77,580

Ohio Hourly Wage- $37.30

Education- Bachelor’s Degree

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.

Environmental Engineer

Ohio Annual Salary- $98,830

Ohio Hourly Wage- $47.52

Education- Bachelor’s Degree

Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

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