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Natural Resources and
Agricultural Science Magnet Program
at North Harford High School

Natural Resources and Agricultural Science Magnet Program

The Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences Magnet (NRAS) is composed of three clusters focusing on Large Animal / Equine Sciences, Plant Sciences, or Natural Resources Sciences. Programs provide students with the opportunity to experience challenging course work and experience science and technology with emphasis on career development and real world application. The Harford County Agricultural Economic Advisory Board, the University of Maryland , Harford Community College, and Harford County Public Schools has partnered to develop a program where each cluster will provide students with the quality background knowledge, and skills necessary for continued education or to gain entry into their work based field of choice.

Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits and various industry level certifications while still in high school. All students will learn geospatial applications and may earn nationally recognized certification through NASA. In the senior year, students will take part in a capstone project. This will occur either in a work based environment, a school based practical learning activity, or an off-site research activity with a mentor. The capstone is based on the student’s areas of interest and future goals.