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Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences courses prepare students for family life and for careers. All courses are part of the elective offerings and are open to all students. 

Courses that address family life concerns provide opportunities to demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to ethical interaction between family members and between family and society.

Courses that prepare students for careers fall into one of the following categories:     

  1. Required courses that are part of a prescribed sequence for a career completer program
  2. Elective courses that are highly recommended as part of various career completer programs

The Early Childhood Completer Program

This completer program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the field of early childhood. Focusing on skills of childcare providers and early childhood teachers, the program is designed to provide performance-based training and assessment for career preparation. An articulation agreement with Anne Arundel Community College is a benefit of this program. A senior year Work-based Learning or internship is required.

The Nutrition and Food Science Completer Program

This completer program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in food service, culinary arts or nutrition professions. Nutrition Science maintains an articulation agreement with Anne Arundel Community College. A senior year Work-based Learning or Internship is recommended.

The ProStart Program

ProStart is a two-year career-building program for high school students focusing on fundamental culinary and management skills that are needed for success in the restaurant industry. ProStart students practice their knowledge and skills in qualified food service operations. In a work experience environment students receive mentor support from community professionals and develop the character and real-world skills that give them a head start in the restaurant industry. Many post-secondary hospitality programs accept ProStart courses for college credit. Whether considering an entry level position immediately after high school or planning for college, a ProStart graduate makes a solid candidate for success.

Please see the FACS course descriptions for course details.

Additional Information

For additional information Sheryl Metzger, Teacher Specialist Family and Consumer Sciences, Middle and High School FACS), smetzger@aacps.org.