Family & Consumer Science
  • Family and Consumer Science I (1 credit)
    This course examines multiple life roles and responsibilities of individuals and family members.  The focus is on the areas of personal and family living, wellness, nutrition and foods, financial management, living environments, appropriate child development practices, clothing and textiles, planning and building employability skills; and transferring school skills to life and work.  Through simulated experiences, students learn to fulfill their responsibilities associated with the work of the family and community.  Skills in mathematics, communication, science, technology, and personal and interpersonal relationships are reinforced in this course.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and service learning.  FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and work-place readiness skills to authentic experiences.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Family and Consumer Science II (1 credit)
    This course enhances the foundational skills introduced in FACS I.  Additional learning focus and practical application activities are implemented in the areas of personal and family living, wellness, nutrition and foods, financial management, living environments, appropriate child development practices, clothing and textiles, and building employability skills to enhance life and work.  Students continue to apply skills helping them to fulfill their responsibilities with the work of the family and the community through simulated experiences.  Emphasis is on applying knowledge to real life situations.  Skills in mathematics, communication, science, technology, and personal and interpersonal relationships are reinforced in this course.  FCCLA leadership activities are offered to provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.

    Prerequisite:  Family and Consumer Science I

  • Adult Responsibilities (1/2 credit)
    This course focuses on developing necessary skills to meet the demands of life for the first five years following high school graduation and beyond.  Facing the realities of transitioning into their adult lives in an ever-changing world, students need to develop adult living skills.  This course promotes further development of relationship skills, health and wellness habits, career opportunities review, community responsibilities, handling money and credit wisely, managing stress productively, and resolving conflict.  FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.  The course is offered only to junior and senior students.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Parenthood Education (1/2 credit)
    Students take a look at the rewards, responsibilities, and challenges involved in the parenting role.  The importance of the decision to become a parent is reinforced in each unit.  Topics covered include human reproduction, pregnancy, heredity, medical care, childbirth, caring for a newborn, emotional adjustments, nutrition, discipline, guidance, family characteristics, child care, budgeting, meeting the needs of exceptional children, and providing a nurturing environment for toddlers and preschool children.  Balancing work and family responsibilities is a major focus of this course.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, and school-based enterprises.  Simulations, projects, and teamwork provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies.  FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.  The course is offered only to junior and senior students.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Child Development (1/2 credit)
    Students will study the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development of children from birth through early childhood.  Topics will include prenatal development, preparation for birth and the birth process, impacts of heredity, environment, and family on development of the child, and meeting children’s needs for food, clothing, shelter, and care.  Emphasis is on helping students create an environment for children that will promote optimum development.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, and internships.  FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.  This course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Advanced Child Development (1/2 credit)
    This course builds on the foundational skills introduced in Child Development.  Advanced Child Development addresses more complex issues of child development and early childhood education with emphasis on guiding physical, social, emotional, intellectual, moral, and cultural development throughout childhood, including school age children.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, and internships.  FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.  This course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students.

    Prerequisite:  Child Development

  • Nutrition and Food (1/2 credit)
    This course provides students with basic nutrition and wellness knowledge and basic food preparation skills.  Emphasis is placed on food preparation, kitchen and meal management, and the relationship of diet to health.  Topics of study include nutrition, meal planning, food labeling, safety and sanitation, kitchen equipment, measuring, use of recipes, basic food preparation and consumer skills. Science, math, economics, and communication skills are reinforced in this course.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, and service learning.  Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.  This course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students.

    Prerequisite:  None