CTE > Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources > FAQs: 7th and 8th Grade Agriscience
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This area will house the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the Agriculture cluster.​

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FFA only exists in schools where there is a certified agriscience instructor with a chartered FFA chapter.  The only way a home school student can join is if they get the school administration to allow the student to attend at least one of the agriscience classes at a school with a chartered FFA chapter.​

FFA7/8/2016 8:40 PMCan home school students join FFA?

Supervised Agricultural Experience.  This is a component of an agriscience program where the student engages in a type of experiential ​learning project with guidance from the local agriscience instructor.

SAE7/8/2016 8:56 PMWhat does SAE stand for?

Yes, however, the private school must meet certain criteria prior to being approved for a FFA chapter.  For more information, please visit the Membership page of www.alabamaffa.org. ​

FFA7/8/2016 8:43 PMCan a private school charter a FFA chapter?

Yes.  In order to deliver the full agriscience program with all three components (Instruction, SAE & FFA), all students should be encouraged to select and participate in a SAE project.​

SAE7/8/2016 9:01 PMShould every agriscience student have a SAE?

Yes.  In order to deliver the full agriscience program with all three components (Instruction, SAE & FFA), all students should be encouraged to join and participate in activities of FFA at all levels.​

FFA7/8/2016 9:00 PMShould every agriscience student join FFA?

​Go to the agriscience program page: https://www.alsde.edu/sec/cte/Pages/generalag-all.aspx and click on the SAE Resources tab.

SAE7/13/2016 3:10 PMWhere can I find more information about SAEs?

A student's ability to join FFA is predicated by their enrollment in an agriscience class. 

If a student has had an agriscience class and joined FFA in a previous year but their schedule doesn't permit them to take an agriscience class in the current year, the student may maintain their FFA membership if:

  1. The chapter's constitution allows it.
  2. The student maintains active participation in the chapter.
  3. The student maintains records for their SAE.

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FFA7/8/2016 9:17 PMCan a student at a school where there is an agriscience program with a FFA chapter that is not in an agriscience class join FFA?