Family & Consumer Science
- Last Updated: 18 August 2014
Fashion and Interior Design: This is a full year program divided into two distinct semesters. The first semester will focus on developing in students the elements of design - shape, space, line, and texture ‑ as they apply to personal expression of clothing. The principles of design ‑ balance, proportion, emphasis, and harmony - will be explored as enhancements to specific body types. Impact of styles, trends, and fads will be discussed as they regard the fashion industry. This course will include opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills through a personal wardrobe-planning project. This course has applications for the student desiring experiences related to the fashion industry and allied careers, as well as students interested for personal enrichment and application. The second semester is concerned with developing in students the elements of design as they apply to interior decorating. Housing styles, variety in furniture, buying information, and decorating accessories are discussed in detail in addition to the formation of an overall impression by the use of color and lighting techniques. Both areas of the course are project-based, allowing students relative freedom of expression in their artistic interpretation of the design principles they are taught.Grades 10, 11, 12 only.
Child Care and Development: This is a full year course, (10 credits). It is open to selected seniors and meets two periods each day. It is coordinated with the operation of a pre-school within the high school facility. This course includes the in‑depth study of child growth and development, nutrition related to growing children, techniques in child guidance, pre‑school education administration, pre-school planning and organization, and related career opportunities.Grade 12 only.
Foods: This is an introductory course emphasizing basic skills and techniques in food preparation. It is applicable to the prospective consumer as well as the individual interested in a career in the culinary arts. The student learns the basics of menu planning, nutrition and the proper use of varied food preparation equipment. Lessons are reinforced during the “hands on” experiences in a fully supplied, modern kitchen setting. Table settings, and consumerism are included in the experiences.Grades 9, 10, 11, 12.
Culinary Arts: This upper-level course is a continuation of the techniques and processes covered in the basic foods course. Emphasizing foods for contemporary tastes, the laboratory work includes decorating, displaying, and garnishing of food, as well as planning, preparation, and presentation of buffets and banquets. Specific units will address international cuisine, food modeling, and food photography. This is a course for the serious student of the culinary arts.Grades 11 and 12 only.
Independent Living: This year long, senior level course will offer the essential knowledge, "survival skills" and behaviors that all students need to live successfully in today’s ever changing society. The focus of the course is on the impact of today’s choices on tomorrow’s possibilities and becoming an independent, contributing and responsible participant in family, community and career settings. It is designed to help students build knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that they will need as they prepare to take the next steps toward adulthood in today’s ever changing society. The course will help students successfully manage life’s "ups and downs" and many situations and experiences facing them in the future.Grade 12 only.