FACS (2018 Update): The ultimate goal of Family and Consumer Sciences is to teach students life skills they may need in a hands-on environment while learning to collaborate with other students and problem solve. Skills from other academic classes are also incorporated such as Math and Science. FACS contains five different domains.
- Child Development: In this domain, students learn about safety, and caring for young children.
- Financial Consumerism: In this domain, students learn the decision-making process and the cause-and-effect of advertising on spending.
- Clothing & Construction: Students learn the tools to care for clothing and to create a product using a sewing machine.
- Culinary Arts: Students focus on creating and analyzing prepared foods. Students also identify factors contributing to the handling, safety and sanitation of food products.
- Nutrition and Wellness: In this domain, students learn tools to identify nutrition and how it relates to their health. Students will learn the USDA dietary guidelines, MyPlate.