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Family & Consumer Life Science grades 6-9

This program teaches the science of life and living, emphasizing skills that prepare students to be successful in their personal and professional lives.

 

 

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  • Available in 13 Curriculum Areas
  • Customizable Content
  • Flexible 10 Day Schedule
  • Hands-on Projects
  • Two Person Teams
  • Available on Any Device, Any Time
  • Career Exploration
  • Promotes Social and Emotional Development

"Students figure out they love something or they hate something. They'll be able to say 'Wow! I love that! I might consider that pathway for high school.' Then hopefully they connect that pathway to a possible major, if they choose education beyond the high school, and that major can influence their career."

"Now they have actual hands-on experiences, so that admissions essay for college becomes so much more powerful, and that job interview becomes so much more impressive. They're going to be getting the higher rate of pay because they probably earned certifications through the exposure at such an early level."

  - Kathleen Boyd
    Coordinator CTE/ROP/STEM/Career Pathways
    Orange USD

 

"It’s a lot of application. With the critical thinking, they work together to resolve issues and that gives them more responsibility for learning, to really push and to become ready for high school, college and career."

  - Dr. Randy Martinez
    Principal
    Granada East MS

 

Curriculum Options

Apparel Merchandising

Apparel Merchandising

Trends • textiles • croquis sketching • fashion design • merchandising • window display • riveting fabric • sewing • line stitching • tools • shopping bag construction • entrepreneurship

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Design & Marketing

Design & Marketing

Elements and principles of design • design vs. marketing • design & selling psychology • color theory in design • interior design • concept walls • design in fashion • economics • marketing vs. advertising • market research principles • demand analysis • marketing strategies • product design • pricing & distribution • advertising strategies • global marketing • career planning

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Fashion & Textiles

Fashion & Textiles

Fashion cycles • conformity vs. individuality • croquis sketching • natural vs. synthetic • weaves • thread count • laundry • flammability & durability • design • sewing • consumer rights

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Food Science & Nutrition

Food Science & Nutrition

Food technology • labeling • nutrition • caffeine • breakfast • chemical reaction • scientific method • ratios • chemical leavening agents • microwavable cakes • baking pretzel twists

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HOME MAINTENANCE FUNDAMENTALS

HOME MAINTENANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Tools, terminology & safety • measurements • interior & exterior maintenance • basic repairs • prep & painting techniques • carpentry basics • home safety checklist • plumbing, electrical & HVAC basics • improving home efficiency • career planning

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 HOME MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS

HOME MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS

Tools, terminology & safety • measurements • plumbing • electrical • HVAC • energy efficiency • estimation & budgeting • smart home technology • home automation & security • weatherization

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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Tourism geography • customer service • business math • hospitality law • accounting • convention marketing • hotel reservation systems • industry sectors • management • travel agent • economics • operations • safety, sanitation & emergency procedures • event planning • career planning

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INTRO TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT

INTRO TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Child development theories • principles of growth & development • newborns, toddlers, preschool & school-aged children • cognitive development • social-cultural influences • special needs • employment settings & qualifications • safety & sanitation procedures • staff & family relations • ethical & legal responsibilities • career planning

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INTRO TO CULINARY ARTS

INTRO TO CULINARY ARTS

Kitchen and food safety • kitchen tools and equipment • understanding recipes • measurement • food costing • plate presentation & garnishing • cooking methods • roles in a restaurant • front of house • back of house • restaurant types • menu planning • laws & regulations • customer service • green practices • sustainability • career planning

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LIFETIME NUTRITION & WELLNESS

LIFETIME NUTRITION & WELLNESS

8 dimensions of wellness • wellness wheel assessment • physical • intellectual • occupational • financial • environmental • spiritual • nutrition & wellness connection • career cluster survey • volunteering • career planning

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Math in the Kitchen

Math in the Kitchen

Tools & safety • food preparation • measuring • apple pastries • food costs • food service jobs • food etiquette 101 • table setting • garnishing foods • handling cash transactions • calculating tips

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PERSONAL FINANCE

PERSONAL FINANCE

Money & income • fixed vs. variable expenses • budgeting • goal setting • employment • wages & benefits • banking basics • roles within a bank • money management • lending • interest • risk management • insurance • personal vs. business taxes • financial planning • emergency funds • financial portfolios • savings & investments • the global economy & market • career planning

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Science in the Kitchen

Science in the Kitchen

Personal hygiene • bacteria • food safety • boiling point experiments • solutions & emulsions • microwave use • conventional vs. convection ovens • E.coli prevention • menus

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