Family and Consumer Science Department
Family and Consumer Science Education helps prepare students for family life, work life, and college and careers. Courses provide opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for success in today’s society and global job market. FACS provides opportunities for students to build a strong foundation for higher education, and career and technology fields through creative and critical thinking, character development, and interpersonal communication for successfully working and living in the 21st century.
Current course offerings (Listed Alpha)
Adult Roles & Responsibilities
Students will address and build skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary as they prepare to become adults. The focus of this course is on becoming independent, contributing and being responsible participants in family, community, and career settings. Topics include: conflict resolution skills, budgeting, nutrition, and housing selections. (Lab fee required)
Advanced Child Development (CD-I)
Students will address more complex issues related to guiding physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children ages 4-8. Topics include: child development theories, age appropriate activities, child health and wellness, and careers related to children.
Advanced Nutrition and Wellness
This course is a sequential course built on concepts learned in the Nutrition and Wellness course. This course addresses extensive nutrient study, nutrient requirements across the lifespan and for specific dietary needs (diabetic, athletes, etc), meal planning, and a study of global food cultures. Lab experiences include: adapting recipes to meet dietary requirements, global foods, and healthier approaches to meals and snacks. (Lab fee required)
Students will address the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to promote the growth and development of infants up to age 3. Topics include: prenatal development, preparation for birth, and caring for children.
This course addresses the skills and behaviors students need to participate in positive, respectful relationships. Topics include: self-esteem, effective communication, decision making, reducing conflict, as well as identifying violence and abuse.
Introduction to Textiles and Fashion (I and II)
(Fall & Spring Semester)
Students will address the knowledge and skills related to basic clothing selection and beginning sewing skills. Topics include: sewing equipment, sewing machine use, basic pattern instruction, and techniques. Second semester will include: color theory, fibers and their care, fashion merchandising, and technology in the field. Students will be responsible for purchasing their project materials and supplies. (Lab fee required)
Nutrition and Wellness (NW-I)
Students will learn the lifelong benefits of sound nutrition and wellbeing. Topics include: basic nutrients and their functions, time management, and diets over the lifespan. Group lab experiences may include: accurate measuring, basic baking, and preparation of a nutritious meal, and food safety, storage and sanitation. (Lab fee required)
Preparing for Collage and Careers
Students will address the knowledge, skills, and behaviors they need to know to be prepared for success in college, career, and life. Topics include: communication, management process, exploration of personal aptitudes, planning and building employability skills, managing personal resources, researching financial aid, and creating a college plan.