Based upon the need for individuals to become independent and productive members of society, the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) curriculum addresses those topics which empower youngsters with life-long skills. As individuals or members of families, young adults will need to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society with others across the life span. The central focus of FACS is on families, work, and their interrelationship.
Opportunities within the FACS curriculum provide exposure to life-long skills for personal enrichment, career exploration, and strengthening family life. Application of academic skills to hands-on-learning occurs for boys and girls in the areas of foods and nutrition, textiles, consumerism, personal, family and intergenerational relationships, child development and parenting, interior design, and personal finance.
The Middle school FACS program is offered as an experiential program in 7th and 8th grade with emphasis on three core areas in 7th grade and three core areas in 8th grade. FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is the vocational student organization that supports the program as an after school activity.
All high school courses are semester courses offered on an elective basis. There is a FCCLA Club for high school students which also supports the high school program.
- Mrs. Jennifer Zenuh