Family and Consumer Sciences
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All students can benefit from Family and Consumer Sciences courses as the classes are designed to meet the needs of all different types of learners. Students will learn skills for managing individual and family needs, problem solving, setting goals, and being a leader. Students will experience a variety of teaching techniques: small group activities, presentations, hands on projects, classroom discussions, labs, field trips, and community involvement. In each course all students are required to complete a final semester culminating course project and group community service project.

 
I. College & Beyond
 

Are you planning on attending college after high school? If so this class will help prepare you for the transition from high school to college. Career and college readiness, academic strategies and college living will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will be engaged in a variety of discussions and activities that will help them prepare both academically and socially for the college experience.

Topics/activities include:

  • Self Assessments
  • Career Research
  • Goal Setting
  • Financial Aid
  • College Selection
  • College Applications
  • Time Management/Stress Management
  • Roommate Communication
  • Campus Safety
  • College Life

Target Audience:

11th & 12th Grade Students



II. Career Mentorship
 

Career Mentorship - Do you have a life plan to anticipate and manage the constant changes in your life? Personal life choices made now and throughout life, in many ways, determine one’s quality of life. This course will take you through the considerations involved in life and career planning. Students will experience the benefits of mentorship mentoring at least 30 hours in one or two different career fields of interest. Students will gain hands on experience that will assist them in making a future career choice. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 11-12.

Career Mentorship with Service - This class is a unique opportunity for students to foster development of community responsibility while developing interpersonal skills essential in the workplace. Students will gain hands on service experience serving at least 40 hours at two different community sites. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 11-12.

Requirements for admission into the course:

Students will need to request an application packet from their teacher or guidance counselor which will include the following:
- Teacher recommendation checklist
- Meet GPA requirements
- Parent permission
- Driver's license and ability to arrange transportation to mentorship site

Topics/activities include:

  • Updating online Career portfolio with the use of Kuder®
  • Creation of professional presentation
  • Acquisition of up-to-date information on trends in the workplace
  • Effective communication in the work place
  • Business etiquette as related to attire, dining, email
  • Effective problem solving techniques in the workplace
  • Importance of first impression, initiative, and teamwork in the workplace

Target Audience:

11th & 12th Grade Students



III. Child Development
 

Child Development is designed to help you acquire knowledge and skills essential for the care and guidance of children as a caregiver or parent. In this course, you will learn about the physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth and development of children. Emphasis is on helping you create an environment for children that will promote optimum development. This class would be good for those students interested in going on to the Early Childhood Education or Teacher Academy Programs. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 10-12.

Topics/activities include:

  • The qualities and skills needed to parent or care for children
  • Prenatal development, the birth process and infant care
  • Preschool and child care options
  • Responsibilities of parenthood

Target Audience:

10th - 12th Grade Students



IV. Cooking for Healthy Living I
 

You will learn to create food patterns to guide healthy food and lifestyle choices in this introductory class addressing nutrition and wellness. You will demonstrate safe food handling practices and apply environmentally sound kitchen techniques as you prepare basic recipes. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 9-12. This course would be good for students interested in going on to the Culinary Arts program.

Topics/activites will include:

  • Create personal healthy lifestyle plan
  • Manage kitchen resources
  • Demonstrate safe food handling practices
  • Apply proper kitchen techniques to sustain the environment
  • Prepare and plan for the purchase of nutritious foods
  • Studey nutritional information to guide food choices

Target Audience:

9th - 12th Grade Students



V. Cooking for Healthy Living II
 

This course is designed to cover the advanced principles of nutrition for a healthy life style and practice food preparation for day to day living. When you enroll in this course you will learn about social and cultural factors that influence choices you will make to sustain life. You will evaluate restaurant menus and nutritional information on packaging. You will assess factors associated with body weight to help gain information to guide food and exercise choices. You will learn to evaluate consumer and industry food-related practices which sustain the environment. This course would be good for students interested in going on to the Culinary Arts program. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 10-12.

Topics/activities include:

  • Advanced food preparation
  • Safe food handling techniques
  • Body weight factors
  • Diseases related to nutrition
  • Food patterns
  • Social and cultural influences on foods

Target Audience:

10th - 12th Grade Students

Prerequisites:

Cooking and Healthy Living I



VI. High School 101/Career Pathways*
 

Have you ever thought about your future and what you are going to do after high school? High School 101 will give you the skills and necessary information in developing a career plan throughout high school and into your future. As part of this course, you will complete a variety of assignments that will help you reach your full academic potential. Career exploration activities will be infused into the class that will help you find an appealing career geared to your talents and interests. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 9 and 10.

Topics/activities will include:

  • Career Planning
  • Self Assessments
  • Success in College and the Workplace
  • Educational Options
  • Job Search and Interviewing Skills

Target Audience:

9th & 10th Grade Students



VII. Introduction to Fashion & Interior Design
 

The success of television networks like HGTV demonstrates this generation’s interest in the topics of fashion and home/interior design. Introduction to Fashion and Interior Design will introduce you to the elements and principles of design as they apply to fashion and housing and the development of styles and general knowledge about the design industry. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 10-12.

Topics/activities include:

  • Color analysis
  • Fashion trends
  • Garment styles
  • Floor plans and furniture arrangement
  • Architectural styles
  • Floor/wall/window coverings

Target Audience:

10th - 12th Grade Students



VIII. Life & Relationships
 

Are you looking for a way to find some balance in your life? This class will help you manage school, relationships, and influences that add to stress to your life. This class will help you develop skills in organization, task completion, problem solving, conflict resolution, critical thinking, productivity, time management, managing relationships, and self management that will foster individual, academic and career success. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 9-12.

Topics/activities include:

  • How to build healthy relationships
  • Stress reducing techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Positive life choices
  • Expand multicultural awareness

Target Audience:

9th - 12th Grade Students



IX. Basic Personal Financial Management
 

The Basics of Personal Finance course will prepare students for practical money management skills that can be used throughout their lives. Students will learn the power of managing their money to secure a good future. The focus will be practical decision-making tools to reach their financial goals, managing income and expenses, banking, wise use of credit, and shopping strategies, including the process of purchasing a car. Students enrolling in this course will be required to take an online end-of-course assessment. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 9-12.

Topics/activities include:

How to purchase your first car, electronic banking – simulated checking and savings accounts, apartment hunting, analyze advertisements and comparison shopping strategies.

Target Audience:

9th - 12th Grade Students



X. Advcanced Personal Financial Management
 

Today’s teenagers, more than any previous generation, will be required to take more personal responsibility for actively managing their finances throughout their lives. This Personal Financial Literacy course was designed to educate you about sound financial management, planning practices, building wealth, and to develop financial decision-making skills. Student enrolling in this course will use online lessons, complete a culminating course project and take an end-of-course assessment. College credit from the University of Cincinnati is available for those students meeting criteria. This is a one-semester (1/2 credit) class for grades 11 -12.

Topics/activities include:

  • Income and Financial Decisions based on personal values
  • Income & Benefits
  • Savings & Spending Plans
  • Wise Use of Credit
  • Insurance & Taxes
  • Stock market game

Target Audience:

11th & 12th Grade Students



XI. Graduation Reality And Dual-role Skills (GRADS)
 

An in-school instructional program for grade 7-12 pregnant and parenting teens, with the mission to promote personal growth, educational competence and economic self-sufficiency.

 




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