• Vision

    Family and Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manages the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. With a unique focus on families, work, and their interrelationships.

    Mission

    The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences is to prepare individuals to be competent, confident and caring in managing their personal, family and career lives. Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students for family life, work life,
    and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:
    • Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span.
    • Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings.
    • Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span.
    • Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families.
    • Balancing personal, home, family, and work lives.
    • Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family,
     community, and work environments.
    • Successful life management, employment, and career development.
    • Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services.
    • Appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one’s actions and success in
     family and work life.

    New York State Learning Standards for
    Family & Consumer Sciences / Home & Career Skills

    Standard #1 - Personal Health and Fitness
    Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
    Standard #2 - A Safe and Healthy Environment
    Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
    Standard #3 - Resource Management
    Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

    New York State Learning Standards for
    Career Development and Occupational Studies - CDOS
    Standard #1
    - Career Development
    Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
    Standard #2 - Integrated Learning
    Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
    Standard #3a - Universal Foundation Skills
    Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.
    Standard #3b - Career Majors
    Students who choose a career major will acquire the career specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in post- secondary programs.

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