Family and Consumer Science
Family and Consumer Science offers a variety of courses that will help prepare students to be successful in several venues. Several of our classes form four state approved Career and Technical Education programs. Our modern Culinary Labs prepare students to be independent in both college and the work-place by teaching them how to identify healthy food choices based on the F.D.A. recommended Dietary Guidelines and then how to prepare the recipes. In addition, students learn several 21st century skills which are vital in our ever-changing world such as collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills. A variety of culinary courses are offered all of which provide students with a strong foundation in nutrition and healthy life styles. Many of our students go on to pursue careers in the Culinary Arts.
Our Early Childhood and Family Studies courses are taught in classrooms which double as actual *preschools. Students are taught positive parenting skills, learn about the developmental stages of children ages birth-6, and are taught how to plan, develop, and deliver lessons to preschoolers. Our unique Early Childhood and Family Studies courses are part of a state approved Career and Technical Education program.
Students interested in fashion have several courses from which to select. Fashion, fabrics, clothing construction skills, merchandising, and the fashion industry are all part of clothing courses. Interior Design is a project-based course with concentration placed on the study of design principles, color schemes, floor plans, furniture styles and architecture.
*West Orange families interested in our preschool program at West Orange High School may contact Nancy Mullin for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.