FCS Course Offerings

7th and 8th Grade FCS

7th Grades FCS is a course designed for students to explore information about a variety of topics in family and consumer sciences. Topics covered throughout the semester will include: Family Development, Interior Design, Basic Sewing Skills, and Foods and Nutrition. Throughout the course, students will be working on assignment during class individually as well as in cooperative learning groups therefore, class attendance is essential to being a successful student in this course.

8th Grades FCS is a course designed for students to explore information about a variety of topics in family and consumer sciences. Topics covered throughout the semester will include FCCLA, Career Development, Healthy Relationships, and Nutrition and Meal Planning.

Leadership Development (9th Grade)

Leadership Service in Action courses provide students with the opportunity to analyze real world issues of concern, refine an action plan and apply leadership, teamwork and decision making skills through civic engagement and service learning within Family and Consumer Sciences. The course promotes empowerment of students to assume advocacy roles in family, community and FCS/human services business and industry environments.

Career and Life Planning (10th Grade)

*Required for Graduation*

The Career and Life Planning Course  introduces students to the skills and strategies helpful in becoming more focused, productive individuals. These courses typically emphasize goal-setting; decision making; managing time, energy, and stress; and identifying alternatives and coping strategies. They may also allow students to explore various career and lifestyle choices.

Culinary Essentials (11th-12th Grade)

The Culinary Essentials course provides students with knowledge and skills related to sanitation and safety procedures, nutrition and dietary guidelines, food preparation (and quantity food production) and meal planning and presentation. It may also include skills as related to institutional and commercial food service, management and customer service.

Nutrition and Wellness (11th-12th Grade)

Nutrition and Wellness explores the relationship of basic nutrition and wellness across the lifespan. It includes an in-depth look at special dietary needs, regulations, technology and the global impact on nutrition and food choices. This course also explores how to make wise nutritional and wellness choices to develop a healthy self. Students will have the opportunity to explore various career in the nutrition and wellness field.

Foundations to Early Childhood Development (10th-12th Grade)

This course is designed for students in grades 10th-12th grade who have an interest in early childhood development and early childhood education. Students will learn about the principles of early childhood growth and development from conception up to 6 years of age. Students will examine careers path related to early childhood education. Students will also learn about development theories and practices as well as appropriate strategies and practices for early childhood education. Throughout the course, the students will keep a be required to keep  a notebook of handouts and written notes, work in cooperative learning groups, read assigned chapters and articles, and participate in class discussion. The final project for the course will be creating and implement lessons for a preschool lab.

Early Childhood Applications (11th-12th Grade)

Early Childhood Applications is an application level course that applies the technical skills in careers related to early childhood.  This professional learning experience may be unpaid or paid, outside or within the school environment, but provides the opportunity for learners to focus on 21st century skills, and to spend time working in an early childhood environment as a teacher applying the skills they have learned in the classroom.

Career and Community Connections (11th-12th Grade)

Career and Community Connections is an application level course that applies the technical skills in careers related to providing for the needs of humans. This professional learning experience may be unpaid or paid, outside or within the school environment, but provides the opportunity for learners to focus on 21st century skills, and acquire job-seeking and retention skills needed to advance within this unique workplace.

Other Classes Offered:

Human Growth and Development (9th-12th Grade)

Human Growth and Development provide students with knowledge about the physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development of humans from conception to old age, with a special emphasis on birth through school age. Course content will provide an overview of life stages, with a strong tie to prenatal and birth processes; fundamentals of children’s emotional and physical development; and the appropriate care of children.

 

Family Studies (9th-12th Grade)

Family Studies courses emphasize building and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships among family members and other members of society. These courses often emphasize (but are not limited to) topics such as social/dating practices, human sexuality and reproduction, marriage preparation, parenthood and the function of the family unit, and the various stages of life. They may also cover topics related to individual self-development, career development, personal awareness, and preparation for the responsibilities of a family member and wage earner.