Course for Entrepreneurship CTE
Students who enroll in the Entrepreneurship CTE class(es) get real-world experience in operating a business. The Aquaponics Lab grows both fish and vegetables in a sustainable way. The fish provide fertilizer for the vegetables through their waste, and the vegetables remove excess nutrients from the water, making it safer for the fish.
In addition to learning the science required to operate an aquaponics system, students also track inventory, create cropping schedules, work in teams, complete daily standard operating procedures, write invoices, and sell produce directly to restaurants. Through this experience, students develop job skills, work ethic, and communication skills. Beyond Entrepreneurship CTE, the Aquaponics Lab can be utilized by various other CTE classes such as Culinary CTE and Horticulture CTE.