Family and Consumer Science

The Family and Consumer Science Department has roots in both academic and career/technical (vocational) education and easily reaches beyond the education system into the community as it focuses on the needs of individuals and families.

Essential preparation for success of all students includes acquisition of problem-solving, decision-making, higher order thinking, communication, literacy, and numerical skills in applied contexts. As the future members and leaders of tomorrow’s families, workplaces, and communities, students need to be able to act responsibly and productively, to synthesize knowledge from multiple sources, to work cooperatively, and to apply the highest standards in all aspects of their lives.