Family & Consumer Science

Family & Consumer Science Program Philosophy

The study of Family and Consumer Sciences empowers students to become independent, productive members of society by applying critical and creative thinking skills to find solutions to problems with real-world context. Through individual and collaborative learning experiences, students are provided opportunities to engage in exploration of personal interests and talents, as well as communities, cultures, and family units outside of their own. These experiences equip students with the skills necessary to develop a balance between work and family in a diverse society across the lifespan.

Family & Consumer Science Beliefs

  • Students must become responsible citizens and leaders in family, community and work settings.
  • Family and Consumer Science education fosters understanding of the decision-making process related to healthy choices for self and family for lifelong wellness.
  • Students must develop an understanding of the implications of resource management on individuals,families and the environment.
  • Family and Consumer Science education helps students to develop the ability to balance personal, home, family, and work lives which results in successful life management, employment, and career development.
  • When students explore job and career options in Family and Consumer Sciences they also develop occupational and personal skills required for employment.
  • Students will become aware of consumer rights and responsibilities.
  • Students will build an appreciation of human worth and accept responsibility for one’s actions in all aspects of life.
  • A quality Family and Consumer Science education will strengthen the well being of individuals and families across the life span.
  • Fosters knowledge and competence of hand and machine sewing skills.

Family & Consumer Science Long Term Transfer Goals

  • Apply the principles of design as they apply to planning, preparation, and successful product completion.
  • Understand the interaction of multiple life roles with the responsibilities of family, work, and community.
  • Demonstrate nutrition and wellness practices that enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Demonstrate respectful and caring relationships in the family, school, workplace, and community.
  • Evaluate management practices related to human, economic, and environmental resources.
  • Develop and apply the skills necessary to work collaboratively.
  • Develop leadership skills, which impact individuals, families, communities, and organizations.
  • Demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skills, and practices required for successful living.
  • Analyze child growth and development and evaluate the impact of parenting roles and responsibilities on individuals and families.
  • Explore and evaluate career opportunities.
  • Demonstrate sewing skills to create multiple projects and to increase confidence in life-long skills associated with everyday mending and sewing needs.