Welcome to the Family and Consumer Science Department
The academic standards for family and consumer sciences are written to empower individuals and families to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. These academic standards address the functioning of families and their interrelationships with work, community, and society. The focus is on the recurring, practical problems of individuals and families. Comprehensive classroom experiences allow students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to identify, create, and evaluate goals and alternative solutions to significant problems of everyday life. Students are taught to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions as they make choices about personal, family, and work responsibilities.
Taken from the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Family and Consumer Science