Welcome to the Elmont Memorial High School
Family and Consumer Sciences Dept!
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Family and Consumer Sciences is a part of the total continuum in occupational education. Students enrolled in these courses will be able to use the process skills of decision-making, problem solving and management, and learn to apply them to daily living skills and career choices.
Home and Career Skills 7 – The curriculum focuses on goals, resources, interests, values, skills, character development and how they influence decision making and problem solving. Students will explore some of the demands that society and the world of work will place on them as wage earners and citizens. Special activities and attention will be placed on the use of information and technology safety at home and in the workplace. Upon completion, students will know how to apply the life skills necessary for successful living and employment in a technologically advanced society.
Senior High Electives:
Child Psychology & Development: ½ year/½ credit Students may be eligible to earn 3-6 college credits through Adelphi College. This course is designed to give students an opportunity to investigate the many choices and challenges associated with the care of children and parenting. As part of this course, students will have the opportunity to observe young children in action and to participate in their care and education. They will explore career possibilities and identify personal characteristics necessary for these careers. This course will also incorporate community service opportunities for students to experience working with young children in real-world settings.
Independent Life Skills: ½ year/½ credit This course was created for the young adult who will soon become self-sufficient. Its overall goal is to prepare these students for effective independent living and survival skills. The course will supply students with hands-on approaches to problem solving and personal resource management. The curriculum will be practical to meet the needs of young adults as they prepare for their new responsibilities either as college students or wage earners.
Food & Nutrition: ½ year/½ credit The content of this course will focus on food preparation techniques, nutritional awareness, the importance of food appearance, meal management, food purchasing, and the use of specialized equipment. Careers related to food journalism, culinary arts, and food service management will be explored. Students will have an opportunity to practice their culinary and teamwork skills in cooperative settings.