main content starts hereFamily & Consumer Sciences

The FACS (Family and Consumer Science) program helps students become competent and self-reliant in managing their personal, family, and work lives. It is designed to meet the needs of students interested in careers in education, childcare, health and consumer services, counseling, social work, dietetics and nutrition education.

Mohonasen Pathway for Human Services & Education

By completing Mohonasen’s Early Childhood Education CTE Pathway, students can receive a CTE Endorsement on their diploma AND learn valuable college and career skills. In some cases, a CTE pathway can also be used to meet graduation requirements.

Independent Living

This course focuses on the various ways the adolescent’s future is affected by personal and career goals, community involvement and personal relationships, the way they manage finances to reach personal financial goals, knowing their consumer rights and responsibilities, the way they manage daily housing, food, clothing and transportation costs.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam
*Satisfies the CFM requirement for CTE Pathway

Lifespan Studies Core

Lifespan Studies focuses on skills needed for understanding relationships across the lifecycle. Strategies for understanding self, as well as for dealing with change, helps students cope with the challenges of living in today’s world. Students armed with these coping strategies are more likely to be involved in positive relationships in their family, school, community and workplace.This course relates to careers in human services. Activities include movies, interviews, and a lifespan project.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam/Project

Child Psychology I

This course focuses on the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development during the prenatal, infant, and toddler stages of life. This course relates to careers in human services and education. Activities include movies, creating a pregnancy resource book, designing a toddler play project, as well as child observations and projects.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Project/Exam
Required for CTE Pathway

Child Psychology II

Child Psych II links to Child Psych I and focuses on the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development during the preschool and school-age stages of life. Related to careers in human services and education. Activities include movies, creating a preschool play project, and 10 hours of child observations.
Credit: .5
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Child Psychology I (may be waived with teacher approval)
Final: Project/Exam
Required for CTE Pathway

Parenting

This course focuses on learning an active approach to parenting. It will help students clarify their own goals for the future and teach effective methods for leading children throughout the stages of life. Projects include: Flour Baby, Parent Interviews, Children Storybook and the Real Care Baby Project.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam/Project

Adolescent Psychology

Students will explore the transition between childhood and adulthood that pose many changes and challenges during adolescence. They will come to understand the importance of identity formation and autonomy during adolescence. Students will recognize responsible personal and social behaviors in home, school, work, and community settings. The purpose of this content topic is to broaden students’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities as members of family and peer groups, and school, work, local, and global communities.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam
*Offered every other year

Food & Nutrition

This course is designed to help students understand nutrition, as well as learn basic culinary skills. Students will research the USDA food guide, comparison shop, and plan and prepare nutritious meals. This course relates to careers in culinary arts, dietetics and nutritional education.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Project

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This course provides an in–depth study of early childhood education. Students will gain knowledge in the history of early childhood education, curriculum writing skills, developmental theory, and application of theory. Activities include movies, child observations, child development position statements and collaborative service learning project.
Credit: 0.5
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Child Psychology
Final: Exam/Project
College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC
Required for CTE Pathway

Education Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP)

This is a one-year, non-paid, 108-hour internship. It is a link between school and careers involving the education of children. Students are placed with a classroom teacher in Bradt Primary School, Pinewood Elementary School, or Draper Middle School. Students will experience all aspects of the teaching profession. They will be able to improve their teamwork, leadership, and human relation skills. Students will fill out time sheets, journals, and work on related activities, such as a resume, mock interview and portfolio project. Students wishing to be a part of this program must fill out and submit an application. Each applicant also must be interviewed by the program coordinator. The internship is scheduled during the school day and transportation is provided. In addition students must complete 54 hours of classroom instruction related to the internship.
Credit: 1
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: Child Psychology I
Final: Portfolio
*Course is Pass/Fail
Required for CTE Pathway

Childhood Education Cooperative Work Experience

This program is open to students who have obtained their own part-time job. Students must apply through the work experience coordinator. Students receive 0.5 credits for every 150 hours of work, supported by related in-school instruction in a FACS career & technical discipline. Although all students are encouraged to pursue employment, this program is only for students who need the credit for graduation.
Credit: .5–2
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: CEIP
Final: None
*Course is Pass/Fail