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Choice Program(s)

Cape Fear High School offers two choice programs, the Academy of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Students can elect to be in one or both academies. Please note these academies are open only to Cape Fear High School students.

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The Academy of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (AANS) works in partnership with Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and Sampson Community College (SCC) to prepare students for a rewarding career in an agriculture related field. Students may choose a pathway from the areas of Biotechnology, Animal Science, Agriculture Mechanics, Horticulture, or Environmental/Natural Resources. Students in the Horticulture program have the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of credit toward an associate degree from FTCC, and are able to attend courses at Sampson County Community College via teleconferencing.

Academy students graduate ready to join the workforce through professional certification in Hunter Safety, Beef Quality Assurance, Pork Quality Assurance, and FAMACHA (sheep and goats). Starting salaries in these fields begin as high a $40,000 per year.

Think this might be the place for you? Please review the AANS Fact Sheet, and if you like what you see, complete the CFHS Academy Admission Application and return to Mr. Allen West.

For more information, please feel free to contact academy director Allen West at [email protected] or call 910.483.0191.

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Image of Academy of Natural Sciences seal featuring lab equipment, mountains, planets and shellsThe Academy of Natural Sciences  at Cape Fear High School offers concentrations in the life sciences, earth sciences, chemistry, and physics. Specialized courses feature “hands-on” science and the use of innovative technologies. Each course of study culminates in a senior research course .

Academy students develop proficiency in science process skills and in manipulating scientific equipment through an emphasis on “doing science” in basic science courses as well as in upper level science and guided research courses. Participants are able to make informed science career choices through frequent interactions with local scientists in government, industry, education, and military.

Academy students are required to successfully complete at least seven science courses upon graduation.  Students must maintain a 3.0 unweighted grade point average in their science classes and an overall 2.7 unweighted grade point average. Students must maintain a clean disciplinary file and pay $32 dues annually.

Many of our science academy students are active in extracurricular activities such as The Marching Colts, ROTC, and athletics. We have a few students who are also enrolled in the Academy of Agriculture and Natural Sciences.

To learn more, please refer to the Academy of Natural Science Fact Sheet

You may also contact academy advisor Mrs. Carla Danks or call 910.483.0191.

Citizenship, community Outreach, developing future Leaders, celebrating Tradition and cultivating Success!


Published by Jennifer Ivey on August 14, 2020