The Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences Magnet (NRAS) is composed of three clusters focusing on
Large Animal / Equine
Sciences, Plant Sciences, or Natural Resources Sciences. Programs provide students with the
opportunity to experience challenging course work and experience science and technology with
emphasis on career development and real world application. The Harford County Agricultural
Economic Advisory Board, the University of Maryland , Harford Community College, and Harford
County Public Schools has partnered to develop a program where each cluster will provide students
with the quality background knowledge, and skills necessary for continued education or to gain
entry into their work based field of choice.
Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits and various industry level certifications while
still in high
school. All students will learn geospatial applications and may earn nationally recognized
certification through NASA. In the senior year, students will take part in a capstone project.
This will occur either in a work based environment, a school based practical learning activity,
or an off-site research activity with a mentor. The capstone is based on the student’s areas
of interest and future goals.