FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

  •  Consumer Education
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 4050-1
    Prerequisite: None
    This course offers students an opportunity to meet the challenges of an independent life style. Emphasis is placed on responsible consumer decision making in areas of transportation, housing, insurance, and credit use. Learning activities include managing balancing a checking account, selecting and evaluating credit needs, renting apartments, and other real life simulations.

    Essential Living Skills A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 4051-2
    Prerequisite: None
    This course is for students who desire to explore a more in-depth view of the many areas that life management encompasses. Students will learn about employability skills, family, career and community roles, and responsibilities as a consumer. Students will also learn about conditions that influence human growth and development as well as ways to take responsibility for their overall nutrition and wellness. 

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    Essential Living Skills B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 4051-3
    Prerequisite: None
    Students will learn how to demonstrate respectful, caring relationships, and leadership skills in the family, workplace and community. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of different types of relationships, such as employee/ employer, family and friendships. Additionally, students will learn how to communicate in a way that promotes positive relationships. Students will also participate in many hands-on learning activities.

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Exploration A
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    1 Trimester • 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 4054-2
    Prerequisite: None
    Site: Kalamazoo Central High School Only
    This course is designed to promote personal growth and leadership development of students, with a focus on the multiple roles that students will have throughout their lives as a family member, wage earner, and community member. Students will develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Units of study will include Personal Goal Setting, Financial Fitness, Career Exploration, Employability Skills, Family Wellness, and Student Health and Wellness.

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    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Exploration B
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    1 Trimester • 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 4054-3
    Prerequisite: None
    Site: Kalamazoo Central High School Only
    This course is designed to promote personal growth and leadership development of students, with a focus on the multiple roles that students will have throughout their lives as a family member, wage earner, and community member. Students will develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Units of study will include: Community Service, Community Traffic Safety, Violence Prevention, and Dynamic Leadership. 

    Food and Nutrition
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts 
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 4052-1
    Prerequisite: None
    This course provides a basic comprehensive overview on food and nutrition, wellness, consumer skills, food preparation, food safety, and food science. The course will also assist students in considering the complexity of their environment and overall wellness in making choices about diet and behavior. Areas of instruction include basic methods of cooking and introduction to the food pyramid including health food selection practices.

    Parenting A
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    1 Trimester • 0.5 Credit
    Course#: 4053-2
    Prerequisite: None
    This course focuses on important issues related to raising and working with healthy, productive children and building positive parent-child relationships. Units of study focus on the roles and responsibilities of parenthood, the physical and emotional factors related to parenting, and preparing for childhood. Instructional strategies will include numerous hands-on projects and real-life simulations including the “Baby-Think-It-Over” program. Traits of healthy families are identified and explored, including pregnancy nutrition and care. Students planning on working with children in a personal and/or professional capacity will benefit from this course.

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    Parenting B
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 4053-3
    Prerequisite: None
    This course focuses on the following themes as it relates to parenting: the family foundation, strengthening relationships, decision-making skills, and personal development. These principles will be applied to the various ages and stages of human development. Students will also learn infant/child cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other health and safety factors which relate to raising and working with children. Students planning on working with children in a personal and/or professional capacity will benefit from this course.