About Ag Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Department

Department Mission

The Aplington-Parkersburg Agricultural Sciences Department prepares students for academic and career success in the agriculture, food, and natural resources industry. 

Course Offerings

A diversity of hands-on and rigorous courses are available to students grades 9 - 12.  The curriculum is relevant to today's agricultural industry and encompasses topics ranging from biotechnology to ag mechanics to food science and everything in between.

Career pathways in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster offered in the agricultural science course curriculum include:

- Animal Systems

- Plant Systems

- Agribusiness Systems

- Natural Resource / Environmental Systems

- Power, Structural, and Technical Systems

College credit (concurrent enrollment) courses through Hawkeye Community College and high school science credit is also available for some courses in the program.

CASE Certified Program

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is the premier curricular materials and training program for agriculture education in secondary schools in the United States.  

The Agricultural Sciences Department at Aplington-Parkersburg High School has multiple CASE course curriculum certifications and utilizes the content in the program's offerings.

Agricultural Education, 3 Circle Model

Agricultural Science Curriculum

CASE Courses