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*Family and Consumer Sciences

Fashion
Grades 10, 11, and 12..............Semester 1 or 2


A variety of sewing projects will be completed. Fabric, price, quality, and construction techniques will all be discussed in relation to individual consumer needs. Along with discussion of updates in the textile and fashion industry, areas to be covered will include: personal color analysis, designs which complement the figure, and current trends and issues in fashion. Students will also explore the fashion industry and its methods of production and merchandising, as well as careers in fashion, design, and merchandising.

Cost of fabric and supplies is the responsibility of the student.



Advanced Fashion
Grades 10, 11, and 12...............Semester 1 or 2

Prerequisite: Fashion or comparable sewing background.

This course allows students to take a step further into creating various advanced sewing projects based upon individual student skills and interests. Students will also expand their knowledge of the fashion industry, including designers, publications and trends.

Cost of fabric and supplies is the responsibility of the student.



Family Living
Grades 11 and 12
Substitutes for 1/2 credit of 12th grade physical education


This course will help students to better understand the opposite sex, learn how to relate to friends, learn how to identify and avoid abusive relationships, lessen their chances of divorce, and cope with family crisis and change. All areas of the life cycle are covered. This class contains contemporary topics that some students may find controversial.



Parenting
Grades 11 and 12
Substitutes for 1/2 credit of 12th grade physical education

This course is designed to prepare both males and females for one of life's major roles, that of developing positive and realistic attitudes and effective skills for parenting. Pregnancy, parenting roles of fathers and mothers, single parenting, and other parenting concerns are emphasized in this class. This class contains contemporary topics that some students may find controversial.



Child Development
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12


This is a great course for students who expect to spend time around children. Students will learn about babies by caring for a simulated "newborn". They will find out what makes toddlers tick, and they will plan playschool to which the students can invite preschoolers. Students will discover the rewards and challenges of being around children, and they will learn how to create the best environment for them.


Child Related Careers
Grades 10, 11, and 12

It is recommended that Child Development be taken prior to Child Related Careers.

This class offers students the opportunity to learn creative skills dealing with children's literature, discipline, play, nutrition, and other child-related topics. Students will plan and operate a play school for preschoolers in the high school classroom. During the second nine weeks, students will spend their 2-hour class period in a community placement working with children and job shadowing a possible career choice. This experience would be appropriate for anyone interested in the teaching, counseling, special education, and childcare professions.

Transportation to training site is the responsibility of the student with parental approval required.


FACS Internship
Grades 11 and 12

Prerequisite: Related Family and Consumer Science courses and consultation with the instructor.

An internship may be a paid or unpaid job experience in which a student is teamed with a company or organization to extend the classroom learning. An application must be completed and approved prior to registration for the class.

Transportation to training site is the responsibility of the student with parental approval required.


Contemporary Foods
Grades 10, 11, and 12

It is recommended that Contemporary Foods be taken prior to Foods of the World.

This class is the introductory foods class. Basic skills in food preparation are taught with an emphasis on food lab experiences involving baked goods, produce, meats, grains, eggs, and dairy products. Students learn to use assorted appliances and utensils. Sound nutritional choices and food safety issues are recurring themes during the course.



Foods of the World
Grades 10, 11, and 12

It is recommended that Contemporary Foods be taken prior to Foods of the World.

Students will prepare foods from several different countries using ingredients and equipment specific to those countries. Techniques used will be more advanced than those used in Contemporary Foods. Students will develop an appreciation for other cultures through their exposure to the various ethnic cuisines.



Housing & Interior Design
Grades 10, 11, and 12


In this class, students will explore the exciting world of interior design. They will learn about furniture styles, decorating with color, architectural influence in housing, and applying professional decorating techniques using the elements and principles of design. Many hands-on projects are assigned in this class.



Independent Living
Grades 11 and 12


This course is designed to better equip the student with skills needed for living away from home. Topics to be covered include: credit, savings, money management, renting, living on a budget, convenience foods, job hunting skills, and "deals for wheels".



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