Home and Careers

Welcome to Family Consumer Science
Ms. Humphrey
6th Grade- Career Skills
8th Grade- Home and Careers
East/North Middle School
Family and Consumer Sciences education empowers individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. The unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships.

Family and Consumer Sciences education has roots in both academic and career/technical education and reaches beyond the educational system into the community as it focuses on the needs of individuals and families.

Family and Consumer Sciences courses are to be taught using a hands-on experiential approach. Learning occurs in the context of real-life situations and repeated practice is encouraged. Family and Consumer Sciences courses are hands on courses that encompass real life skills through hands-on instruction. The use of real-life relevant tasks, simulations, and community involvement is an integral part of these courses as is the use of research, class discussions, and group activities.

Middle school level Family and Consumer Sciences education is delivered through the state-mandated course, Home and Career Skills.

Home and Career Skills is a course designed to help middle level students live in a society of constant change and to improve their quality of life by preparing them to meet their present and future responsibilities as family and community members. The goal is to educate early adolescents to think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems, and manage resources. Home and Career Skills is a skills-based curriculum. Students acquire and demonstrate communication, critical and creative thinking, and leadership and management skills that can be applied at home, in school, in the community and in the workplace now and in the future.


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