Gourmet FoodsGrades: 9 - 12 Prerequisite: none Credit: 1/2The 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 My Plate 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.Independent LivingGrades: 9 - 12 Prerequisite: none Credit: 1/2Whether students choose to enter the work force or continue their education after high school, they must acquire the life skills necessary to make the transition to independent living. Students become empowered to make responsible consumer choices by applying decision making, problem solving, and management processes; to see themselves in the roles of making and managing money; to calculate value for food, clothing, and housing dollars; and to apply the resources of time, materials, and technology for successful living.
Introduction to Culinary Arts Grade(s): 9-11 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: NoneThe 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 cuisine 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. This course counts as an elective credit. Lab Fee: $40.00Introduction to Early Childhood EducationGrade(s): 9-11 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: NoneStudents focus on careers related to the early childhood field through hands-on experiences, including an overview of principles of child growth and development; appreciation of diversity; engaging learning experiences for children; principles of appropriate and effective guidance; healthy and safe environments; and development of selfconcepts and building self-efficacy. This course counts as an elective credit.Grade(s): 10-12 Credit: 2 Prerequisite: Intro to Early Childhood, Education, & Services is recommendedTB test is required This is a hybrid course that involves traditional face-to-face learning and virtual/online learning through VISION. Students prepare to be primary providers of home-, family-, or institution-based child care services by focusing on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learning activities; child monitoring and supervision; record keeping; and referral procedures. Critical thinking, practical problem solving and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of early childhood education are emphasized. Practical experiences, (e.g., on-site lab, local daycare centers, elementary schools, other institutions) under the supervision of the instructor are required. Students also prepare for continuing education leading to careers in early childhood fields (e.g., medical social services and education). Work-based learning methods of instruction are encouraged for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised onthe-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Proof of tuberculosis (TB) screening is required. Students are responsible for getting TB screening prior to the start of the school year. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title22.1/chapter15/sect ion22.1-300/Early Childhood Education IIGrade(s): 11-12 Credit: 2 Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I; TB test is requiredThis is a hybrid course that involves traditional face-to-face learning and virtual/online learning through VISION. Students focus on occupational skills needed by personnel employed in early childhood related fields such as education, medical/health care, social services, counseling, psychology, and entrepreneurship. Work-based learning experiences (e.g., on-site lab, local daycare centers, elementary schools, other institutions) under the supervision of the instructor are required. Critical thinking, practical problem solving and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of early childhood education are emphasized. Work-based learning methods of instruction are encouraged for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Proof of tuberculosis (TB) screening is required. Students are responsible for getting TB screening prior to the start of the school year. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title22.1/chapter15/sect ion22.1-300/ This course counts as an elective credit.Teacher Cadet I DEGrade(s): 11-12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: 2.7 GPA, application process, essay, teacher recommendation, TB test is requiredThe Teacher Cade Program is designed to attract talented high school students into the teaching profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. The student who completes Teacher Cadet will receive 4 elective credits from Shenandoah University that could be transferable to other colleges or universities. 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. Proof of tuberculosis (TB) screening is required. Students are responsible for getting a TB screening done prior to the start of the school year. This course counts as an elective credit.
Suggested Sequence for Family & Consumer Electives:
I want a career in education, child care, or training*.
I want to learn skills that will help me in life – whether at home, in college or in the workplace.
Intro to Fashion Design & Merchandising
Intro to Housing & Interior Design
These courses may be taken any high school year.
Early Childhood, Education, and Services I & II
If you just love working with children! May be taken sophomore, junior, or senior year.
Personal Finance / Economics
[Both courses required to graduate; May be taken junior or senior year]
Early Childhood, Education, and Services I
Early Childhood, Education, and Services II
*Those interested in pursuing occupations in the Education and Training Career Cluster are commonly attracted to playing a role in the intellectual, social, and emotional development of others and/or passing on the tools of a trade.
Administration and Administrative Support
Training and Development Manager
Professional Support Services
Marriage and Family Therapist
Mental Health Counselor
Teaching and Training
Child Care Worker
Coach, Secondary Level
Director, Early Childhood Education Center
Elementary School Teacher
Owner, Early Childhood Education Center
Secondary School Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Training Consultant/Training Specialist
Prep for Professional Careers