Human Development (Semester) + Psycholoy (Semester)Intended for students with an interest for working with preschool age children, this pairing of semester courses prepares first year students with the foundation of knowledge and skills to be successful in the Early Childhood Education track of sequential electives.
Students analyze principles and theories of human growth and development from conception to age 18 (adulthood) including physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Conditions that influence human growth and development (i.e., nature vs. nurture) are also examined. For one weekend, each student will be responsible for a “Real Care Baby” to simulate the experiences associated with providing for a young infant. Students are eligible for membership in Educators Rising and FCCLA. Psychology SemesterGourmet Foods (Full Year)This course provides students with the "adult know-how" necessary for success in personal and professional endeavors. Students will engage in hands-on learning activities in the foods lab. Gourmet Foods The application of science concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics are important to the study of foods. Students learn the relationship of science to foods, use of technology, nutrition, wellness, sports nutrition, food safety, and sanitation, time and resource management, foods and cultural diversity, contemporary trends and issues, and the use of the food pyramid guide. Hands-on activities in food preparation skills and techniques and in the actual planning, preparation, preservation, and serving of nutritious meals encourage the development of positive interdependence, individual accountability, social skills, and effective group functioning. Students use computers to analyze nutritional content of foods and to plan for special dietary needs. There is a one-time $20.00 lab fee collected at the start of the first semester. Students are eligible for membership in FCCLA.Fashion Design & Merchandising + Housing & Interior DesignThis pairing of semester courses is intended for the creative student who enjoys design and self-expression. Students will explore careers related to fashion, retail, architecture, building construction, and interior design. Intro to Fashion Design & Merchandising "Fashion" is an introduction to individual careers within the apparel, accessories, and textile design industries. Students engage in hands-on learning experiences related to the design, manufacturing, and marketing of fashion and retail items. Basic sewing techniques are taught and used for projects in class. Topics of study include wardrobe planning, selection, color analysis, accessorizing, fashion design, clothing maintenance, and fashion trends. There is a one-time lab fee of $20.00 collected at the start of the class. Students are eligible for membership in FCCLA. Intro to Housing & Interior Design "Housing" provides an introduction to planning and evaluating pleasant living and working environments using creativity, talent, and self-expression. Students will explore an overview of architecture, construction, interior planning and design through hands-on activities and projects in class. Topics of study include housing selection, floor plan development, designing various living spaces, selecting and constructing home furnishings, equipment, and accessories, and interior decorating fundamentals. Students use computers to design exterior and interior spaces as well as for landscape design. There is a one-time lab fee of $5.00 per student collected at the start of the class. Students are eligible for membership in FCCLA.** Students may choose a different set of "first year" electives (above) any time during high school.Grades: 10 - 12 Prerequisite: Human Development Credit: 1This program focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in early childhood education. Content covers career paths within early childhood, education, and services; developmentally-appropriate practices; integration of the curriculum and instruction to meet children’s developmental needs and interests; healthy and safe learning environments; principles of guiding children; teaching methods and strategies; and arranging learning centers that provide for exploration, discovery, and development. Students gain practical experience in the early childhood facility at their high school, an elementary school, or a community childcare facility. Tuberculosis testing is required for this class; it is the responsibility of the student to fulfill this requirement prior to the start of the year. There is a one-time $10.00 lab fee collected at the start of the year, and each student will keep his or her own "uniform" t-shirt at the end of the course.Introduction to CulinaryGrades: 10 - 12 Recommended Prerequisite: Gourmet Foods Credit: 1
The Introduction to Culinary Arts curriculum provides students with opportunities to explore career options and entrepreneurial opportunities within the food service industry. Students investigate food safety and sanitation, explore culinary preparation foundations, practice basic culinary skills, explore diverse cuisines and service styles, investigate nutrition and menu development, and examine the economics of food. The curriculum places a strong emphasis on science and mathematics knowledge and skills.** Students may choose a different set of "first year" electives (above) any time during high school.Early Childhood Education IIGrades: 11 - 12 Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I Credit: 1This course delves into program operations in early childhood and care. Students explore various jobs within the industry and gain work experience at various childcare facilities. Upon completion of the program, students may obtain the Child Development Association National Credential through the Council for Professional Recognition, Child Development Association by taking a written exam at the age of 18 or above, meeting the hour requirements for work experience, and being observed at the work site. Students will complete the AAFCS Early Childhood Education certification exam. Tuberculosis testing is required for this class; it is the responsibility of the student to fulfill this requirement prior to the start of the school year. There is a one-time $10.00 lab fee collected at the start of the school year, and each student will be able to keep his or her own "uniform" t-shirt at the end of the course.Teacher Cadet (Teachers for Tomorrow Program) DEGrades: 12 Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, 3 teacher recommendations, essay, application Credit: 1The Teacher Cadet Program is designed to attract talented high school students into the teaching profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. The program seeks to provide these students insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America’s schools. Students participate in field experiences in LCPS Grades K-12. Students work with classroom teachers at their chosen grade level of interest. Students will complete the AAFCS Education Fundamentals certification exam. Tuberculosis testing is required for this class; it is the responsibility of the student to fulfill this requirement prior to the start of the school year.Teacher Cadet is a dual enrollment course. Students who complete the Teacher Cadet program will receive 4 elective credits from Shenandoah University that may be transferred to any college or university.