AGRI-SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
TO: APPLICANTS OF THE AGRI-SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AT LEDYARD HIGH SCHOOL
The Agri-Science & Technology Department at Ledyard High School welcomes all interested students to apply to this highly popular program. The Agri-Science and Technology Department has been in existance for over thirty years and is a integral part of Ledyard High School. Agri-Science & Technology is an elective course offered in conjunction with high school required classes. The majority of the Program's graduates attend college. The Department offers career training in a variety of areas such as Animal Science, Landscaping, Aquaculture, Natural Resources, Agri-Mechanics, Plant Science, Marine Mechanics, Equine Science, etc. Students in Southeastern Connecticut are eligible to apply for admission to the program with transportation and tuition provided by the sending town.
Any student interested in the program must have a completed application submitted to the Agri-Science & Technology Department by January 15. Applications received before this date will be eligible for early acceptance. A completed application must include the following four (4) parts:
PART I Student Information
PART II Student Essay
PART III Student Recommendation Form
PART IV Student Records
All applications are evaluated by an admissions committee with particular attention paid to seriousness of interest. Input such as career goals, past and present work experience, extra curricular and community involvement are desirable. A personal interview may be required.
Additional information concerning the program may be obtained from the Agri-Science & Technology Department at Ledyard High School, our Web Site - http://www.ledyardschools/LHS/ or the Guidance Department at your local school.
Patrick J. Hourihan, Dept. Agri-Science & Technology Dept. and Head Wayne S. Alexander, Ed.D. Principal, Ledyard High School
A P P L I C A T I O N
This application consists of four parts. NO STUDENT WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAM UNTIL ALL PARTS OF THE APPLICATION HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED, INCLUDING STUDENT RECORDS WHERE APPLICABLE. It is the responsibility of the individual applicant to make sure the completed application is signed and submitted.
PART I - STUDENT INFORMATION is to be filled out by the student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s). The signature of the parent(s)/guardian(s)is required in two places - Parent approval to apply for enrollment and Release of Information and returned as soon as possible.
PART II - STUDENT ESSAY: Students should write a paragraph explaining why he/she would like to be accepted into the Agri-Science & Technology Program (include interests, hobbies and applicable experiences).
PART III- STUDENT RECOMMENDATION FORM is to be completed by a guidance counselor or administrator from the sending school.
PART IV - STUDENT RECORDS: All student records must be provided or student application cannot be processed.
When the application has been completed, a personal interview with the student may be required. In most cases this is done when the student visits the Agri-Science & Technology Department with his/her sending school. If the student does not participate in this type of visit, an appointment may be made by the parent(s)/guardian(s) directly by contacting the Agri-Science & Technology office at Ledyard High School, 464-9600, Ext. 127 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
LEDYARD HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN ANY OF ITS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGIOUS CREED, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY.
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 15.
NAME______________________________AGE______SEX_______HOME PHONE #_______________
MAILING ADDRESS(If different from above)_______________________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH:_____________GRADE______SCHOOL NOW ATTENDING______________________________
MOTHER'S/GUARDIAN'S NAME__________________________________WORK # ___________________
FATHER'S/GUARDIAN'S NAME_________________________________________WORK #____________________
Listed below are areas of Agri-Science & Technology. Please circle those that interest you.
ANIMAL SCIENCE PLANT SCIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE NATURAL RESOURCES FISHING AQUACULTURE VET. MEDICINE BOAT CONSTRUCTION MARINE SCIENCE FORESTRY CONSTRUCTION HORTICULTURE AGRI-MECHANICS EQUINE SCIENCE LOBSTERING ENGINE REPAIR FLORAL DESIGN LANDSCAPE DESIGN BIOTECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPING
Please list the names and addresses of three (3) references, i.e. teachers, employers or others.
NAME / ADDRESS / PHONE #
PARENTAL/GUARDIAN APPROVAL FOR ENROLLMENT
I WISH TO HAVE MY SON/DAUGHTER CONSIDERED FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE AGRI-SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT LEDYARD HIGH SCHOOL. I AM AWARE THAT ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY AN ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION
PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE INDICATES PERMISSION TO RELEASE ALL SCHOOL RECORDS,
PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE INDICATES PERMISSION TO RELEASE ALL SCHOOL RECORDS,INCLUDING SPECIAL EDUCATION, TO LEDYARD HIGH SCHOOL.
PLEASE WRITE A SHORT ESSAY EXPLAINING WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THE AGRI-SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. THE COMMITTEE WILL BE LOOKING FOR YOUR LEVEL OF INTEREST IN AGRI-SCIENCE , AGRI-SCIENCE EXPERIENCE, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND CAREER GOALS.
STUDENT RECOMMENDATION FORM
(To be filled out by Guidance Department or Administrator)
STUDENT APPLICANT NAME____________________________GRADE________AGE________
Your thoughtful consideration is requested in completing the personal data information listed below to ensure that the applicant is given our most careful consideration for admission into this program.
NAME OF SENDING SCHOOL___________________________ TOWN________________ ZIP_______________
NAME OF GUIDANCE COUNSELOR____________________________________
1. To what extent do YOU judge this individual's seriousness of intent in the pursuance of his/her expressed interest in our program.
2. What characteristics do you identify as being this student's strong and weak points as you have observed in your school setting?
3. Please describe this student's general behavioral pattern within your school (i.e. emotional stability, cooperation with teachers, administrators, fellow students). Be as specific as possible.
4. Please describe this student's attendance pattern. If attendance is poor, indicate whether it is due to parental, school or other problems.
NAME OF PERSON COMPLETING FORM_______________________________________
It is requested that transcripts of grades and test results for applicant be forwarded to the Agri-Science & Technology Dept. with this form.
_________ Most Recent Report Card
_________ Any Recent Standardized Testing Scores (must include Connecticut Mastery Test Scores)
Is this student receiving any special services? (psychological, social work, learning disability, etc.) YES______NO______
If yes, please include all Special Service records I.E.P., P.P.T. Minutes, last Triennial Evaluations, Student Exceptionality as determined by P.P.T.)
ATTENTION GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT/ADMINISTRATOR: ALL RECORDS MUST BE PROVIDED OR STUDENT APPLICATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED.
NOTE: PARENTAL PERMISSION FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION IS ON THE STUDENT APPLICATION.