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    Introduction to Fashion Design & Merchandising
    Grades:  9 - 12     Prerequisite:  none     Credit:  1/2
     
    Wardrobe planning, selection, color analysis, accessorizing, fashion design, and clothing maintenance are emphasized in the management of personal and family clothing. Fashion trends are analyzed. Based on their abilities and interests, students construct various fashion projects for which students must provide materials. This semester course is commonly paired with Introduction to Housing & Interior Design.
     
     
    Gourmet Foods
    Grades:  9 - 12     Prerequisite:  none     Credit:  1/2
     
    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.
     
     
    Human Development
    Grades:  9 - 12     Prerequisite:  none     Credit:  1/2
     
    In Human Development, students study and analyze principles and theories of human growth and development from conception to age six. The interrelationships among physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development are explored, and conditions that influence human growth and development are examined. This semester course is recommended for students interested in Early Childhood Education (the preschool program) and is commonly paired with Leadership.
     
     
    Introduction to Housing & Interior Design
    Grades:  9 - 12     Prerequisite:  none     Credit:  1/2
     
    Students learn to evaluate and create plans for a pleasant living environment using their creativity, talent, and self-expression. Housing selection; development of floor plans; design of various living areas; the selection and construction of home furnishings, equipment, and accessories; and interior decorating fundamentals are covered. Students learn to use the computer to design the exterior and interior of a house as well as landscape design. Individual design projects may be required for which the students must provide materials. This semester course is commonly paired with Introduction to Fashion Design & Merchandising.
     
     
    Early Childhood Education I
    Grades:  10 - 12     Prerequisite:  none     Recommended:  Human Development     Credit:  1
     
    This 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 school year.
     
     
    Early Childhood Education II
    Grades:  11 - 12     Prerequisite:  Early Childhood Education I     Credit:  1
     
    This 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. 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 (Teachers for Tomorrow Program)
    Grades: 12   Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA, 3 teacher recommendations, essay, application   Credit: 1
     
    The 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. 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.
     

     
    Teacher Suggested Sequences for Family & Consumer Sciences Electives are provided below:

     

    For students interested in working with kids... 

    For creative students and / or aspiring designers...

    For students interested in family & home-life skills... 

    9

    Leader / Human Dev

    Intro to Bus. & Mktg.

    G. Foods/ Human Dev.

    10 

    Early Childhood I

    Fashion / Housing

    Fashion / Housing

    11 

    Early Childhood II

    Marketing

    ECE I or Marketing

    12

    Teacher Cadet

    Adv. Marketing

    Econ / Personal Finance