About Family and Consumer Sciences

Home and Career Skills is a New York State mandated course taught in grades 5-8 in the
discipline of Family and Consumer Sciences. It is a course designed to prepare students to meet their present and future responsibilities as family and community members, consumers, home managers, and wage earners. The goal is to educate students to think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems, and manage resources.

The content topics include:
  • Community Connections (CC)
  • Career Development (CD)
  • Clothing Management CM)
  • Consumer Resource Management (CRM)
  • Family/Parenting (F)
  • Financial Management (FM)
  • Human Development (HD)
  • Interpersonal Relationships (IR)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (NW)
  • Personal Environment Management (PEM)