Family and Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences studies department hopes to contribute to the students' overall development and understanding of family and societal issues. Courses are designed to offer students opportunities to develop valuable long-term skills and to explore careers that help people in different ways. 

 

Careers Seminar
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 9-10

In Careers Seminar, students will learn about their own individual strengths, abilities, values and goals, and how those components can lead to a  future career. Students will also learn soft skills, as well as  the elements of job applications and interviews. Additionally, students will discover the tools necessary to be successful in high school.

 

Child Development
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 10-12

In this course we will learn about the developmental stages of children. Topics that will be covered include the importance of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, newborn care, stages of development in infancy, toddler and preschool years, the importance of play, communication, parenting skills and child care careers. 

 

Creative Cooking
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Completion of at least one other food/nutrition course

Creative cooking focuses on applying food preparation techniques in the cooking lab and advancing foundational culinary skills. An emphasis is placed on creating all parts of a meal from scratch. Students will also learn how to analyze nutrition in  order to make healthy food choices.



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Everyday Cooking
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 9-12

This course is designed to prepare students to become self-sufficient in the kitchen in all aspects of planning, preparation, and nutrition.Teens need to understand how to make healthy choices in their hectic daily schedules, as they scrutinize the             ever-expanding food options and advertisements. Students will be taught how to make healthy and    informed food-related decisions that contribute to wellness over their lifetime. Labs are incorporated weekly allowing students to apply what they have learned throughout the semester.

 

Fashion Design 1&2
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 9-12

Fashion Design 1 is a project-based course that allows students the ability to apply construction  techniques to fabric and textiles through various   sewing  projects. Students will also learn about fashion designers, fashion history, fibers, illustration, & careers. 

Fashion Design 2  (open to students that have successfully completed Fashion Design 1) is highly recommended for any student interested in pursuing fashion as a future career. Students will learn to master their basic design & construction skills, and also learn advanced skills. Fashion merchandising & careers in fashion will also be covered in this course.



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Experience with Foods
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 9-12

Experience with Foods is a course designed for students to learn & apply foundational culinary skills. Cooking labs & classroom activities are centered around the main food groups. Students will also learn how to analyze nutrition in order to make healthy food choices.

 

Global Foods
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Completion of at least one other food/nutrition course

This course introduces students to the ways in which the culture and traditions of regions and countries influence food choices. Students will identify and prepare foods from various countries, using ingredients and preferred cooking methods. Students will also examine the issues and conditions which affect the availability and quality of food in the global market. Students may have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of cuisines from different regions by participating in a food truck competition.

 

Food and Fitness
1 Semester/.5 Credit
Open to Grades 10-12


Students will participate in a wide variety of exercise activities, as well as cook and prepare healthy and delicious foods. This course will enhance students’ understanding of their fitness needs and guide them in  making wise decisions to improve their health and wellness. Students will analyze and compare healthy food choices, as well as, evaluate their health risk, fitness levels, nutritional habits, lifestyles and attitude toward wellness.