Family Consumer Science
- Family & Consumer Sciences I
This comprehensive course is designed for 9th through 12th grade students. Areas taught include: nutrition and foods, consumer education, clothing and textiles, child development, personal development or improvement, and housing. There are no prerequisites for this course. However, during the course laboratory experiences are required & there is a lab fee of $15.00.
- Adult Responsibilities/ Family Life Education
Each is a half-semester course. Areas taught include: influence of society, economic conditions, personal values, goals, decision-making skills, individual and family management, financial resource management including consumer education, interpersonal skills and family relationships, parenting responsibilities and competencies for securing and holding jobs and establishing careers. There are no prerequisites. However, it is recommended that a student completes Family & Consumer Sciences I before scheduling Adult Responsibilities/Family Life Education and this course is recommended for 11th & 12th grade students.
- Child Development / Parenthood Education
Each is half-semester course open to all students in grades 10-12. However, it is more relevant to 11th and 12th graders. Recent research suggests that many parents may lack the knowledge and skills to fulfill parenting roles. Without a clear understanding of children and their development, many people become frustrated and are dissatisfied with their relationships toward children. Students will study the development of children from conception to the age of 12.
- Early Childhood Education I & II
Each is a one-semester course open to 11th & 12th graders. The purpose of this course is to prepare students in two general areas: (1) to be effective in their personal relationships with children, and (2) to prepare students for an expanding job market as child care workers. Early Childhood Education I students will work in class for four days and travel to Cecilia Primary once a week to assist in the classrooms. Early Childhood Education II students will assist at Cecilia Primary four days a week and remain in the classroom one day a week to obtain the required 100 work hours. They will be expected to tutor students, prepare bulletin boards, read books, etc. They will apply concepts learned in the classroom by dealing with "real" children and "real" situations. It is recommended that students complete Child Development before enrolling in these courses.
- Nutrition and Food - Adv. Nutrition & Food
Each is a one-semester course recommended for students in grade 10-12. Each carries one-half credit and has no prerequisite. It includes instruction in relationship of nutrition to health and well-being; functions and sources of nutrients; calorie requirements; USDA daily food guide, nutrition labeling; food habits; food fads and meals; and optional use of the food dollar. Food laboratory experiences are required and lab fees are assessed to help to cover the costs of preparing meals in the food lab.
- Pro-Start I / Pro-Start II
This is an internship that focuses on preparing students for the food service and hospitality industry. A student must be 16 yrs. of age or older and have a career interest in food service management. Pro-Start I is taken during the spring semester of a student's junior year. Pro-Start II is taken during the fall semester of a student's senior year. Prerequisite: C or better average in Foods and Nutrition. NOTE: See Ms. Sharon Courville in family & consumer sciences department for more information on this program.