Family & Consumer Science

Family & Consumer Science

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. The basic skills of mathematics, science, and communications will be highlighted when appropriate in the content.

This course is designed to focus on:

  • assessing the impact of the parenting role in society
  • taking responsibility for personal growth within the parenting role
  • preparing for a healthy, emotional, and physical beginning for parent and child
  • meeting developmental needs of children and adolescents
  • building positive parent-child relationships
  • using positive guidance to promote self-discipline, self-esteem, and socially responsible behavior
  • obtaining parenting information, support, and assistance
  • planning ways that families and society can share in nurturing children and adolescents
  • managing resources to achieve personal goals making informed consumer choices
  • creating a living environment that supports the well-being of individual;
  • evaluating types of housing
  • maintaining a living environment that supports the well-being of self and family
  • living in a global environment
  • making decisions related to clothing
  • maintaining clothing for self and others
  • planning food choices that meet the health needs of individuals and families
  • managing resources to achieve personal goals
  • making informed consumer choices
  • creating a living environment that supports the well-being of individual;
  • evaluating types of housin;
  • maintaining a living environment that supports the well-being of self and famil;
  • living in a global environment
  • making decisions related to clothing
  • maintaining clothing for self and others
  • planning food choices that meet the health needs of individuals and families