The Chicago Ag Sciences FFA Chapter, chartered by the National FFA Organization in 1985, is a youth organization that prepares students for premier leadership and promotes personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  FFA is not an extracurricular activity.  The CHSAS agricultural program consists of a three-part model of agricultural education.  The three parts are:  classroom instruction, Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) and FFA.  All students are members of the Chicago Ag Sciences FFA Chapter.  We are the largest chapter in the state of Illinois and the fifth in the nation.  Member participation in the FFA results in tangible rewards. 

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to compete in various Career Development Events (CDE’s) that relate directly to their classroom instruction.  Students receive work-based learning hours for their participation.  Both agricultural and academic teachers serve as advisors for our chapter and coach all Career Development Events.