Family & Consumer Science
The family and consumer sciences program provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed to strengthen the well-being of individuals and families across the life span. The courses promote responsible citizens and leaders in family, community and work settings who are able to manage resources, find a balance in their life, and use information for optimal good health. Family and Consumer Sciences teach critical thinking skills so that students can function effectively at home, as well as in the workplace. Having an appreciation for individual diversity and also accepting responsibility for one's actions are areas of focus in the curriculum. Students will use critical thinking skills in their research. Technology will be incorporated as students make slideshow presentations, develop electronic parenting brochures, and research appropriate topics.