In partnership with University of Maryland, Carroll County Public Schools is hosting a CASE Institute in July 2019. 

Agricultural Sciences - Plant, Fast Track - July 21 - July 26, 2019 - 5 day (ASP)

Please contact Ted McNett, if you have any questions

2017 Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

2016 Animal and Plant Biotechnology


2016 Agricultural Sciences - Plant

Graduate credit should be available through Oregon State University.  For more information contact Josh Stewart

DescriptionAgricultural Sciences - Plant (Fast Track 5 day) Sunday, July 21 – Friday July 26, 2019The Orientation dinner is on Sunday, July 21 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Institute is Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm all days.  Departure time Friday may be earlier depending on the work that has been completed or not previously.

Registration:, select

  • Carroll County Schools Maryland - July 21 - 26, 2019 (fast track) - $2200

Location:  Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Rd, Union Bridge, MD 21791

Wireless internet will be available.

Dates July 21 - 26, 2019

2019 ASP Fast Track registration cost: $2,200.  Registration Fee must be paid or purchase order received prior to the beginning of the Institute.  Please submit a Purchase Order to Carroll County Public Schools immediately after registration to confirm that payment will follow.  Submit POs via fax at 410-751-3159 or via postal mail at:

Carroll County Public Schools
CASE Institute C/O Ted McNett
125 North Court Street
 Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:  Ted McNett: or 410-751-3049.  Email is preferred.  You may provide a phone number for a return phone call.


 Lodging:   Check in is on Sunday, July 21, 2019 and checkout is the morning of Friday, July 26, 2019 unless other prior arrangements are made.  Lodging will be provided at the beautiful Best Western Westminster Hotel (more information is available at which is only about 5 miles from Francis Scott Key High School. The spacious nonsmoking room features two double beds, 27" color television, easy to operate alarm clock/radio and large work desk. The high speed wireless complimentary Internet will help you stay connected during your stay. You will also enjoy the convenience of having a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/ironing board in your room. In the bathroom you will enjoy fluffy towels and amenities to use throughout your stay such as lotions and soap.   A deluxe continental breakfast is provided for the hotel guests. 

Single occupancy is available at an increase of $275 for ASP Fast Track. Payment or approved P.O. to CCPS must be received prior to check in.



Meals: A deluxe continental breakfast is provided for the hotel guests. Lunch will be catered during each training day, Monday through Friday.  Each participant will be provided with a meal stipend for the dinners that are not provided on training days. During this institute one dinner will be provided by your hosts; the orientation dinner. Participants are responsible for their own meals on non training days.

The ASP Fast Track meal stipend is for 4 dinners, $96.00, that the participants will independently provide. The allowable Maryland stipend rate for the dinner is $24.00.

Select the link below to peruse the variety of restaurants available in Westminster.



Annapolis – 75 minutes - Water front, Naval Academy
Baltimore – 55 minutes - Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center

Baltimore Orioles

Chesapeake Bay

Frederick – 45 minutes - Frederick Keys, C&O Canal, Potomac River, Monocacy River, Point of Rocks,

Gettysburg, PA – 40 minutes -  National Park and Civil War History

Washington, D.C. – 90 minutes - Smithsonian and the National Mall
Complete the online registration and choose University of Maryland, Westminster, MD and complete the registration form by selecting this  site and date for the  institute you will be attending. Please be aware that all registrations must be paid in full or a confirmed purchase order received at the start of the CASE Institute. You will receive an invoice directly from the hosting institute you are attending.
For those traveling by air to Westminster, MD:  The closest airport is BWI. Transportation from BWI to the Best Western in Westminster, MD must be arranged by the participant.  Please allow at least two hours after your flight to arrive in Westminster, depending on the time of day. 
Uber was used by several participants who attended previous CASE Institutes.

For those driving to Westminster, MD:

BEST WESTERN Westminster Hotel & Conference Center

451 WMC Drive Westminster, MD 21158

Phone: 410-857-1900

Directions to Best Western Wetminster Hotel

CASE Participants are responsible for the daily commute between the Best Western and Institute site.  Participants are encouraged to carpool from the hotel to the site and return 

Directions from Best Western to the Francis Scott Key High School


Participant Registration Cancellation 
A cancellation fee has been adopted since 2014. The cancellation fee has been implemented to reduce the number of last minute cancellations or no-show registrations. We will charge a $250 cancellation fee for registration cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the institute. In situations of no-show registrations without prior notice, the non-refundable fee will be $1000. The fee may be  waived for extenuating circumstances beyond the participants control.