Hixson- Integrative Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

The Institute of Integrative Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Hixson High School is a comprehensive agriculture education program that merges academic knowledge with the application of real- world skills. This approach is accomplished through a hands-on learning environment. On campus, there are three programs of study within this institute: Veterinary Science, Food Science, and Natural Resources. Students have access to two modern greenhouses with solar panel array, commercial-scale hydroponic systems, aquaculture tanks, and animal vet assistant training area. Students in this institute also benefit from a partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency where students assist with the management of state lands adjacent to the school campus. Students studying agriculture at Hixson High are well positioned to pursue additional studies in science, engineering, production agriculture, ornamental landscaping, and natural resource management, as well as, many highly sought-after technical careers.