Course Offerings in Family and Consumer Science Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Courses in Family and Consumer Education prepare both male and female students for their transition to the adult world of work and family life. They empower students to address change and deal with the challenges of balancing work, family, commitment to community and self. All courses help students to apply academic and practical skills to learning experiences that lead to tangible results. They are concerned with the strength and vitality of families and the role of individuals in the workplace and as consumers of goods and services. This discipline teaches knowledge and life management skills related to human growth and development, parenting, child development, nutrition, consumer awareness, careers and employment, use of technology, textiles and clothing, and resource and environmental management.
All courses in Family and Consumer Education are heterogeneously grouped. The curriculum in each course allows for individual learning styles and diversity among the students represented. Courses follow the interdisciplinary approach of family and consumer education goals helping students become aware of the connections between knowledge and skills. Students are provided with both hands-on and inquiry-based experiences.