In addition to offering the courses described below, students enrolled in the agriscience department will be members of the FFA. FFA membership is required for agriscience students to have access to online projects and for them to complete their supervised agriculture experience or SAE. The SAE is a vital part to each agriscience class as the project educates students on how agriculture fits into their daily lives. The FFA organization and agriscience department also develops students’ potential for leadership and career success as students are given opportunities to grow their citizenship and critical thinking skills.
Note: Enrollment in JROTC does not obligate a student to any military service.
The JROTC courses at Ponchatoula High School are structured to enable the students to develop improved attitudes of personal integrity, leadership knowledge and skills, discipline, self-reliance, good citizenship, and patriotism. The curriculum emphasizes leadership education and leadership development and is subdivided into five major subject areas: Leadership, citizenship, personal growth and responsibility, public service and career exploration, and general military subjects. STUDENTS MUST ADHERE TO MILITARY GROOMING STANDARDS, ESPECIALLY HAIRCUTS, WHILE ENROLLED IN JROTC COURSES. Fees: $25 PT gear (one-time fee), $20 insurance fee (annually).
In accordance with P.I. 101-476 and State Bulletin 754, special education courses are offered which are designed to meet individual needs of exceptional students until their 22nd birthday or when their course of study is completed. A determination of the course of study will be made on the student's Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.). If the student is pursuing a high school diploma, he/she must meet the same criteria for graduation as outlined for regular students in State Bulletin 741. Exceptional students are served in study skills and self-contained settings.