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Food Systems

The Food Systems course of study is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills pertaining to plant and animal structural anatomy, systems physiology, genetics, and biotechnology. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will have developed basic skills and knowledge in the economics of production and other management approaches associated with plant and animal production, including learning foundational Hawaiian traditions and values of honoring and conserving the land and its resources.
(Source: Hawaii ACCN Course Description)
Sequence of Courses
Grade 9 - Foundations of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Integrated Science, Algebra 1
Grade 10 - Principles of Food Production, Biology, Geometry
Grade 11 - Food Products and Processing Systems, Chemistry, Algebra 2
Grade 12 - NR Work Based Learning*
ANR Capstone
A Capstone Project demonstrates a student's culmination of knowledge, skills, and attitude by seniors in the Natural Resource Academy. This senior project provides a venue for seniors to plan and execute an individualized study, on a particular topic, that interests them. Participants will have their independent research study periodically assessed by his or her instructor. Capstone students are required to enlist the guidance of an adult mentor from the school or community. 

Every capstone project has three required components which include: 
1. A research paper demonstrating a student's information and knowledge acquisition skills
2. A formal oral presentation before a panel of industry experts
3. A portfolio that documents the student's “learning journey” and verifies the learning process. 

The topic of interest will be student driven and the choice of media for the presentation will be at the discretion of the student presenter.