" In Family Science we teach life skills. What better reward could you receive as a teacher than to know that you made a contribution to society and you helped make someone's life better. ~Anonymous Teacher
Family and Consumer Science is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. It deals with the relationship between individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live. This field represents many disciplines such as: consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design, apparel design, and more. Family and Consumer Sciences Education is viewed as the focus of individuals and families living in society throughout their life span.
This course promotes wellness and good health. The central focus will be health maintenance through food planning, safe food preparation, and making health-conscious lifestyle choices.
Personal Financial Literacy
Length- 1 semester
This personal finance course prepares students for everyday family financial decision making. Topics covered include: goal setting and needs vs. wants, career development and research, spending plans, paychecks and taxes, savings and investing, housing and transportation, credit and identity protection, as well as incorporating practical life skills. (This is a required course for graduation for the class of 2013 and beyond)
Fundamentals of Food
Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become informed consumers, and safe handlers of food. Students will master the skills required to safely prepare and store food and reduce the risk of food borne illness.
Length- 1 semester
Unsure about children? Undecided if you want to be a parent? This course will address many issues of parenting and child development. Topics include- Are you ready to be a Parent, Technological advances during pregnancy, caring for infants and children and child care. Lab experiences will be provided to help students become aware of differences and similarities of children.
Become Consumer Savvy
Students gain critical knowledge and sills to help them function as informed, educated and responsible consumers. They will determine needs based on values, critique the media’s accurate representation of goods and services, compare and judge quality of products in order to make responsible decisions and exercise their consumer rights. Students will better understand consumer behaviors, national and world events, economic trends and the environmental impact of such.