Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs are focused on the art and science of living and working well in a complex world. FCS courses provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for work and family life, including:
Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span.
Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings.
Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span.
Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families.
Balancing personal, home, family and work lives.
Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse families, communities, and work environments.
Exemplifying successful life management, employment, and career development.
Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services.
The Family and Consumer Sciences program is broken down into three categories:
Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, and the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program.