High school for students at Locust Trace AgriScience Center includes much more than solving algebra problems, reading “Romeo and Juliet” and memorizing the periodic table of elements.
A day’s work for students at Locust Trace includes everything from caring for pigs to learning about floral design.
About 200 eighth-graders from Southern Middle School got a taste of the educational offerings available at Locust Trace at Ag Day on Tuesday. The event was also an open house for the public.
“It’s just getting people out here to see. The facility itself kind of changes people’s minds about ag,” Sara Tracy, the school’s community liaison, said in an article about the event that was posted on the Fayette County Public Schools website. “When we can really open it up, and our students lead tours, people get to see a different mentality about agriculture.”
Locust Trace is a career and technical high school on Leestown Road that teaches students a variety of aspects of agriculture. Students attend their regular high school for half a day and Locust Trace for the other half. Offerings include an on-site veterinary clinic where students can learn about veterinary medicine, as well as gardens, a greenhouse, an aquaculture program where fish are raised, an equine barn and arena and classrooms with adjoining labs.