Program Information & Application
The Killingly Agricultural Education Program is based on a national model, consisting of three different areas; Classroom/Laboratory Instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience Project (SAEP), and FFA. Each of these areas are mandatory to create a well-rounded program for your child's success. We pride ourselves on creating a comprehensive program that your child will excel in, and hope every students feels like an important part of our agricultural community!
Our new facilities include an aquaculture lab, biotechnology lab, greenhouses, wood shop, mechanics shop, indoor/small animal lab, and an outdoor/large animal lab area. We also have a 20 acre farm on Route 101 (in front of Killingly Intermediate School), where we mow hay, grow corn, and grow vegetables for the local food pantry.
As a freshmen in the Agricultural Education Program, each student rotates through all of the areas of the program (Production Animal Science, Small Animal Science, Plant Science, Agricultural Mechanics, Environmental Science, and Aquaculture).
At the end of their freshmen year, providing the student has maintained a 70 average or higher, students will choose two of the areas to major in for their remaining three years of high school. Please read more about the Instruction portion of our program!
All students in the program are required to find and maintain an out of school project. The project should be a topic that interests the student, and must relate to agriculture. SAE Projects are tailored to fit a students circumstance, ability, and interests, and can be changed as students find new interested. These projects can be in the form a Placement Position (paid job), Volunteer Position (must be a registered Not-for-Profit), Entrepreneurship (a student starting their own small business), Research Project, Improvement Project, or Exploratory. Please read more about the SAEP portion of our program!
The FFA is a dynamic youth group- the largest student-run leadership organization in the United States, with over 600,000 members!
It prepares members for premierleadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education, and students learn how to become leaders in their organization, school, and local community. The FFA also sponsors many activities for family and friends to participate in. Please read more about the National FFA here!