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Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Melissa Jacobs


Phone: 215-944-1100

Primary Location of Coordinator: Council Rock South High School  

Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum Overview

Family and Consumer Sciences 7-8:

Middle school FCS students learn through a variety of curriculum-based projects and hands-on experiences. Development of basic skills in nutrient knowledge, home safety, food preparation, measurement, consumerism, and care of personal and household goods is integral to student learning. Experiences are designed to assist students in achieving the competence and responsibility needed to become contributing family members. In addition, the curriculum aids students in developing personal abilities, confidence, and interests.

Family and Consumer Sciences 9-12:

FCS elective courses provide unique learning experiences that empower students to manage the everyday challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. Family and Consumer Sciences emphasize leadership, coping skills and critical thinking skills needed to deal with the challenges affecting one’s environment. Instruction also strengthens academic skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Learning opportunities in nutrition, foods, child development, early childhood education, housing, clothing and personal finance foster critical-thinking skills through practical applications in real-life situations. All courses satisfy elective requirements for graduation.

Family and Consumer Sciences Special Programs and Related Events

Cooking Club -  (9-12)

This club is open to all high school students desiring to improve their skills and donate food to charitable causes. Meetings are monthly after school at both high schools. (Fee is associated) Club meets in room 117 1 X per month.

Operation Bluebearry (9-12)

This club is open to all high school students.  Earn Lincs hours (community service) by sewing bears to be donated to local elementary school counseling departments. Club meets in room 120 1-2X per month.

Multi-Cultural Cooking Club (9-12)

This club is open to all high school students.  Students learn about the cuisines around the world and prepare recipes each month. (Fee is associated) Club meets in room 117 1 X/month 

Annual District STEAM/ Science Night - (K-6, )

FCS teachers are privileged to be a part of this larger event and with their students offer experiences relating to food science and chemistry. (See the Science page for full details.)

Content Area Standards
Standards Aligned System (SAS)

National Standards

State Standards

District Priority Standards

Family and Consumer Sciences Textbooks :

Textbooks are referred to by teachers but not utilized by students in any courses.

 Middle Level and High School Course Content Guides 

Middle School Program Planning Guide

High School Program Planning Guide