Welcome to Family and consumer science
Where you'll learn SKILLS FOR LIFE!
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housing and interior design
Child development and psychology
Money smart (see description in business department)
This course helps students develop skills necessary for navigating life in high school and beyond. The primary units of study include character development, communication, friendship, dating, human sexuality and decision-making. Students will study child development and will participate in the Baby Think-it-Over parenting simulation. The foods unit will focus on simple, healthy recipes students can prepare on their own. The class features guest speakers, hands-on activities, videos, and frequent class discussions. A visit to a local childcare center will be a highlight. This course is recommended for students interested in developing and practicing life skills necessary for living, working and succeeding on their own.
Interior Design and housing
Students enrolled in this class will explore creative interior and home design. They will explore the elements and principles of design through many hands-on projects and lessons. Students will create color and design portfolios to help develop their own personal design taste. Throughout the semester, students will enjoy guest speakers and field trips including the LeDuc Mansion, the Frank Lloyd Wright building, and the Parade of Homes. Creating a scale model gingerbread house is also a highlight. Students will plan, design and furnish their dream homes as a final project. Successful completion of this course fulfills one of the two art credits required by the state for graduation.
Child phsycholoy and development
Students who enjoy working with children and/or those considering a career in early childhood or elementary education, human services, nursing, or psychology will benefit from this course. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the development of young children. Topics include stages of development (prenatal-school age), meeting children’s developmental needs, and age appropriate guidance strategies. Small and large group discussion and activities are a major emphasis of the class. Several guest speakers are invited to the class on a regular basis to expand on the topics covered during the semester.