Horticulture 2/Honors

Horticulture II Honors

Syllabus: Spring 2018


Course Goals and Description:


  • Understand leadership qualities and career building techniques desired by the horticulture industry.
  • Understand parliamentary procedure.
  • Understand SAE components and application to work-based learning.
  • Understand financial statement.
  • Understand nursery structures, growing environments and maintenance.
  • Understand nursery production and marketing techniques.
  • Discuss, Examine & Explain plant identification methods of greenhouse plants
  • Understand greenhouse structures, production and maintenance.
  • Discuss, Examine & Explain plant identification methods of nursery plants
  • Understand principles of landscape design techniques and maintenance.
  • Remember North Carolina turf grass types.
  • Understand principles of turf grass planting.
  • Discuss, Examine & Explain plant identification methods of floriculture plants
  • Understand principles of floral design techniques.



Teacher:  Karen Cox Room: 308


Contact Information:

            School Phone: 919-242-3400 Ext: 2020

            Email address: karencox@wcps.org


Times available for Parent Conference (by appointment only)   


Tutoring: 7:15am by student request


Required Materials:

  1. 1 ½ inch binder
  2. Dividers
  3. Pencils and Pens
  4. Loose leaf paper
  5. Students are required to work in the greenhouse and outside in the landscapes. Therefore they need to have closed toe shoes.


Possible Assignments:

  1. Quizzes
  2. Tests
  3. Assignments (Book, on-line, vocabulary)
  4. Notebook checks (to make sure students is preparing for exam)
  5. Projects






Grading Policy



  • All grades are counted equally except projects which will count 3 grades:


  • A (90 – 100)

    B (80 – 89)

    C (70 -79)

    D (60 – 69)

    F (  0 – 59)


  • Exam 20 percent


    • Performance exam is one half (10%): Portfolio of work/Notebook
    • CTE Elements Post Assessment exam is one half (10%)


              Final Average Computation


 1st   9 weeks average = 40%                          

 2nd  9 weeks average = 40%

 Final Exam:               

            CTE Elements Post Assessment = 10%

            Notebook/Portfolio                      = 10%


*Students are required to take the CTE Elements Post Assessment Exam


Classroom Rules and Classroom Discipline


  1. Be in your seat when the bell rings.
  2. No food, drink, gum or candy.
  3. Do not sit on desks.
  4. Be respectful of others and their belongings.
  5. You cannot be in the shop or greenhouse without permission.
  6. You will be considered “skipping” if you are “out of area”.


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