The purpose of Family And Consumer Sciences Education is to empower individuals and families throughout the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The unique focus is families, work, and their interrelationships. The curriculum is aligned to the knowledge and skills identified within the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Kentucky FACS Education provides students the opportunity to:
*Explore and prepare for careers in many of today’s high-demand occupations.
*Engage in hands-on, contextual learning that incorporates core academic concepts.
*Acquire valuable and essential leadership and life skills.
*Demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate, communicate and think critically and creatively to problem-solve real world
*Engage in entrepreneurial activities and work-based learning experiences that provide hands-on application.
We currently offer two career pathways in the FACS department: Culinary Arts & Hospitality Services. Both careerpathways give students the opportunity to earn a Industry Certificate; ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Students learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.
Both Career pathways offers our stuents the opportunity to particiate in a School Based Enterprise. These experiences allow students to learn contextually without leaving school. Textbook concepts become real as students learn how operate their own business and is an integral part of the curriculum.