About the Agriculture Program
Paul Revere Charter Middle School & Magnet Center in Pacific Palisades, California, of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) provides a comprehensive Agricultural Education Program as defined by the National Council for Agricultural Education delivered through three major components: 1) classroom/laboratory instruction (contextual learning), 2) supervised agricultural experience programs (work-based learning), and 3) student leadership experiences through the FFA organization.
"Agriculture Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems."
The program at Paul Revere Middle School seeks to provide students with a balanced instructional experience that includes instruction on Animal Science, Horticulture, Floral Design, Ag. Business, Ag. Engineering, and Natural Resource Management using the framework of the California Career and Technical Education Standards in Agricultural Sciences, and integrated with students' academic coursework and the major features of the California agriculture industry. It serves a diverse student body in grades 6-8 through a variety of agricultural elective courses. Instruction is provided in the classroom and at the two acre school farm. Farm Pictures
Paul Revere Middle School provides agricultural instruction to over 500 students annually, and agricultural experiences to approximately 200 more students, representing one third of the total student body.
About Ms. Robertson
Carrie Lawson Robertson has taught agriculture courses at Revere for several years, and agriculture and biology courses at the college, high school, and elementary school level. Her father's cattle operation provided her with an early training ground in agriculture. She was lucky to participate in outstanding agriculture programs in middle school and high school, and in college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she majored in Agricultural Sciences and earned her credentials in agriculture.Her son and daughter are active in track, volleyball, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and TV, backpacking, and training her Australian Shepherd "Bear".