April 9, 2019 – [Mishicot, WI] – Yesterday, the Plant Science program at Mishicot High School received the prestigious Excellence in Action award, which recognizes the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study across the nation. Plant Science was one of eight programs selected as an Excellence in Action award winner based on its track record of providing clear pathways into college and careers, rigorous academic and technical coursework, strong partnerships with education and industry leaders, and meaningful work-based learning experiences that offer opportunities for career exploration and subject-matter mastery.

Mishicot High School’s Plant Science program received the award in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster® from Advance CTE as a result of their commitment to providing each learner with unique and extensive real-world, hands-on learning opportunities through partnerships with more than 30 local businesses and the Manitowoc County Youth Apprenticeship Program. What started as a single plant science class has evolved into a full program of study that also offers the ability to earn college credits. Last year, all learners graduated from high school and 88 percent enrolled in postsecondary education. Representatives accepted the honor at an award ceremony as part of the Advance CTE Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.

"Mishicot School District Plant Science program prepares learner to connect with careers, college opportunities, and community in a hands on, inquiry based way," said Jamie Propson, Agriscience Teacher, Mishicot High School.

“The programs of study that we are honoring today all share a steadfast commitment to the highest expectations for CTE," said Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE. "This dedication to quality and equity ensures each learner has access to opportunities that prepare them for future success in their education and career of their choice. Today's honorees serve as national models of what high-quality CTE looks like and can achieve." 

Printable profiles of each winner are available on Advance CTE’s website