The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum allows students to develop practical life skills. Courses focus on personal development and wellness, nutrition and food preparation, consumer awareness, employability, and community service. Concepts such as problem solving, decision-making, communication skills, family relationships, issues of parenting, healthy food choices, and consumer decisions are all addressed in this curriculum. Laboratory experiences offer opportunities for students to learn kitchen safety, kitchen math, and safe food handling. The course also highlights peer pressure resistance and character building. An elective course in family and consumer sciences is available to seventh, eighth and ninth grade students.
Ms. Susan B. Patton
The FCS department office phone number is 215-884-4700, extension 2206.