THE DROP COLLABORATIVE CURRICULUM
The Drop Collaborative’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) curriculum, named TN Dept of Education Best Practice CTE Model, was developed by Dr. Melissa Loveless, Unaka High School, CTE Principal.
DC's Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) curriculum allows students to experience the diversity of agriculture and natural resources industries and to gain exposure to agricultural-related career pathways.
The SAE requires a documented formal project scope, accurate record-keeping, and student advisor supervision. At the onset of the SAE, each student develops their own personalized learning plan (PLP) and sets five (5) specific SMART goals in order to receive credit for the course. Individual LEAs (Local Education Agencies) can choose whether or not to offer credit, provided that participating students demonstrate mastery of specific outlined standards.