Family and Consumer Sciences

About Family and Consumer Sciences

The mission of the family and consumer sciences program is to assist students:

To develop knowledge and skills that support healthy, functioning individuals in family and work roles.

  1. To develop knowledge and skills that support healthy, functioning individuals in family and work roles.
  2. To develop the knowledge, skills, and ethical behaviors needed for employment success.
  3. To develop and apply critical thinking skills.
  4. To enhance self-esteem and the appreciation of self-worth.

Family and Consumer Sciences is an elective program for middle school and high school students. The program empowers students to become contributing family members, productive problem solvers, responsible citizens, quality workers, and continuing learners. The curriculum concentrates on the development of process skills in higher order thinking, communication, management, and leadership. These skills are needed to solve complex problems and challenges of daily living today and in the future. Instruction in family and consumer sciences programs and courses incorporates and reinforces the Virginia Standards of Learning.

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The family and consumer sciences program focuses on the development of management skills needed throughout the life span. The program is committed to empowering students to fulfill individual, family, community, and work roles to achieve a balance in the interaction among these roles in a diverse global society. The relationship between work and family is the unique focus. Instruction in family and consumer sciences programs and courses incorporates and reinforces Virginia Standards of Learning in math, science, English and social studies.

Courses

Middle School Courses

Course Descriptions and Program of Studies

  • Family & Consumer Sciences 6
  • Family & Consumer Sciences 7
  • Family & Consumer Sciences 7-8
  • Family & Consumer Sciences 8

High School Courses

Course Descriptions and Program of Studies

  • Child Development and Parenting*
  • Culinary Arts 1*
  • Culinary Arts 2*
  • Early Childhood Careers 1
  • Early Childhood Careers 2
  • Fashion Design 1*
  • Fashion Design 2 *
  • Fitness and Food
  • Gourmet and International Foods*
  • Introduction to Interior and Fashion Design
  • Life Planning (half credit)*
  • Life Planning (1 credit)*
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 1
  • Teachers for Tomorrow 2

 

* Standard Program

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Beth Downey
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571-423-4526

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Regina Cronan
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571-423-4528

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Last Updated

July 23, 2013