NEW YORK STATE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
MODEL PROGRAM RECOGNITION
Recognizing and honoring high quality CTE programs at the middle (grades 5-8) level and at the secondary (grades 9-12) level across the state.
John Bowne High School
The Agriculture program at John Bowne High School is a comprehensive four- year program located adjacent to a year-round 3.8-acre farm near Queensborough Community College.
It is the only school in NYC with a working farm, and one of the two schools in the city that have an agriculture program. Students explore veterinary medicine, floriculture, landscape architecture, animal laboratory sciences, plant and animal science and research and design coursework throughout the program. Work based learning opportunities connect students to the larger community through their work at local farmers markets.
Articulation agreements with SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Farmingdale, SUNY Delhi, and Delaware Valley University provide students with credits entering college. Key partnerships offer students work experience, scholarships, and many students have found employment upon graduation through partner companies.
The John Bowne Agriculture program has received CTE Industry Partnership Awards, and awards from NYAAE and NAAE.
92% of students passed the Regents or
98% of students passed a technical
78% of students received a technical