Family & Consumer Science

SINGLE LIVING

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisite: none

This course covers the fundamentals of living alone.  Areas covered are clothing maintenance, care and repair, washing machine and dryer use, ironing, nutrition, kitchen basics and food preparation for one.

 

HEALTH                                                               

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: none

This course focuses on the 4 basic areas of wellness:  physical, social, emotional and mental.  Topics & units included are:  disease (causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention), nutrition, digestion, diets & eating disorders, physical fitness, mental disorders, sexuality, growth & development throughout the lifecycle, stress & coping skills, healthcare selection, safety & first aid and use and abuse of substances.

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION I                                 

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11-12, elective

Prerequisite: none

This course is devoted to the study of foods, nutrition, and the preparation of food.  Major areas covered are:  guidelines for good nutrition, food safety & sanitation, food storage, food preparation equipment, kitchen basics and food preparation techniques.

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION II

Semester Course-1credit

Grade Level: 11-12, elective

Prerequisite: Food and Nutrition I

This course expands on the skills learned in Foods I.  Topics covered are wise use of the food dollar, wise use of time, convenience foods, meal planning/management, nutrition throughout the lifecycle, alternative meal plans, mealtime etiquette, entertaining, foods of the world (foreign cookery) and careers.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT                                  

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11-12, elective

Prerequisite: none

Child development and parenting explores the developmental stages of the child and the challenges of parenting.  Topics included are parenting potential, prenatal development, childbirth, baby care, toddlers, pre-schoolers and understanding the physical, mental, and social/emotional development of children.  A look at birth defects, crisis and current issues are also included.  In addition, this course includes practical, hands-on experiences with children and parenting simulations.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT II

Semester Course-1 credit
Prerequisite: Child Development
Grade Level: 11-12

This course covers the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of children ages one through six, safety and health of children, and caring for children. At the conclusion of the course there will be a simulation preschool. This course is geared towards those students who are interested in pursuing an early childhood education degree.

HUMAN RELATIONS                                        

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11-12, elective

Prerequisite: none

This course emphasizes the individual student as he/she strives to understand himself/herself and his/her relationships with others.  Areas covered are self-concept; relationships in the family, on the job, and in the community; engagement; love; preparation for marriage; planning a wedding; single living; traditions; family life; and current issues.

Entrepreneurship

Semester Course-1 credit
Grade Level: 10-12, elective
Prerequisite: Food and Nutrition I & II
This course focuses on engaging student in instructional activities that will lead to knowledge of business practices.  Topics covered are employability skills, resume writing, interview skills, creating, operating and managing a restaurant.  Students will learn what it takes to develop and run a business through hands-on experience.