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Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems. 

Fayetteville High School students can choose one of two programs of study, either Agribusiness or Veterinary Science.  The following is a course listing for each program of study.


1)  Agriscience

2) Principles of Agribusiness

3) Organizational Leadership & Communications

4) Agricultural Business and Finance

Veterinary Science

1)  Agriscience

2)  Small Animal Science

3)  Large Animal Science

4)  Veterinary Science

 Students enrolled in agriculture courses at Fayetteville High School have the opportunity to be a member of the largest youth organization in the world... the National FFA Organization!  FHS secured a National FFA Charter in 2012.

"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art. 

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. 

So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.

Madison Swafford, FHS Agriculture Teacher


The comprehensive cosmetology program at FHS prepares students to meet the growing demands of the industry. All branches of cosmetology are taught, and students who go through this program and complete their hours are able to sit for the state cosmetology exam. Ultimately this enables a student to quickly enter the workforce as a highly skilled wage earner. Fayetteville High School's mission is preparing today's youth for tomorrow's careers



















Criminal Justice

  Fayetteville High School Criminal Justice offers students detailed insight to the American criminal justice system.  Many of the students that take this class are interested in pursuing a career in law or law enforcement.  These classes are beneficial to all, in that it is our obligation as citizens to understand the law and our individual rights.  At some point in our lives, each of us will have contact with the criminal justice system as a juror, witness, minor traffic offender, or possibly as a victim of crime.


Criminal Justice offers three levels: CJ 1 Introduction, CJ 2 Criminology, and CJ 3 Forensics.  Upon successful completion of all three classes, a student may graduate having obtained a concentrator in criminal justice.
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Drew Young
Criminal Justice Instructor

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       The Engineering classrooms at FHS do not give the appearance of a typical high school classroom.  When you look in the window during an engineering class, you see hands-on problem and project-based learning that is preparing our students for the challenges that await them outside our doors.  Project-based learning allows our students to develop and use their critical thinking skills, hone their interpersonal skills, creativity and understanding of an engineering design process.

       This is Fayetteville High School’s third year to offer Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering classes.  Students begin their elective path by taking Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), followed by Principles of Engineering (POE) and then Digital Electronics (DE).  Next year’s fourth year course plan will include Aerospace Engineering (AE).

       The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to a design process, professional communication and collaboration methods, design ethics, and technical documentation. IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills in research and analysis, teamwork, technical writing and engineering graphics.

       POE is a high school-level survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech career fields.

       The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.  ( )          

       Do students enjoy the problem-based classroom?  The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  The hands-on learning is challenging to our students, but they are having fun while engaging in the activities.  I think that they forget that they are actually at school and learning some major concepts that will benefit them regardless of their chosen college and career path.


Tanya Bradford

PLTW Engineering Instructor