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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences is a public 4-year magnet high school located in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. The school is operated by Chicago Public Schools. CHSAS opened for the 1985-86 school year in August 1985. The school is located on a campus, of which are dedicated to a working farm , and the students commute from all across the city to CHSAS.HistoryOpened in 1985 by the Chicago Public Schools as a unique, experimental high school devoted to teaching agricultural science to urban students. The school was founded, in part, to increase the number of minorities in agricultural careers, since most of the African-American farmers in the US had been forced out of business by the racist policies of the US Department of Agriculture. It is located in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of the city. The students benefit from hands-on experience and summer interships, and many do go on to attend universities and major in agricultural disciplines. It was the second high school of this kind to open in the United States.AcademicsAll students are members of the FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America). The school claims that it is the organization's largest Illinois chapter, and the fifth largest in the nation.
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