The Home Economics program includes two foods classes; Foods 1 (Food and Nutrition) and Foods 2 (Gourmet Cooking & World Cuisine). In each class, the emphasis is on developing skills to help the student become confident in the kitchen and able to become an independent adult.Foods 1 emphasizes proper measuring techniques, safety and sanitation procedures, food preparation methods, etiquette and table setting, and plate presentation. Optimum health and wellness is explored by examining nutrition, fitness and meal planning.
Foods 2 applies skills and techniques acquired in Basic Foods to the preparation of gourmet recipes and international cuisine. The course is open to students who have successfully completed Foods 1.
Child Development is a hands-on, project-based course for students who have an interest in learning more about children. This course focuses on the care and guidance of children. Physical, social, intellectual, emotional and moral development is explored from conception to adolescence. The students learn about relationships and raising children to adulthood. This course will prepare students to assume parental role and/or career involving the care and nurturing of children. Students gain experience working with children in a preschool setting.
Here students explore their interest within the world of fashion. This includes understanding the role clothing plays in our lives, and how to make the best decisions regarding the selection and care of clothing. Students will learn sewing techniques, and how to design and construct apparel using a pattern. Fashion promotion and retailing as well as careers in the fashion industry are explored.