Course Description - Moving towards independence after high school can be a challenging experience. Life Skills focuses on practical living experiences that help students become confident decision-makers in the world after high school.
Philosophy of the Program - This course seeks to foster a happy, healthy, confident adult and a knowledgeable consumer. Classroom experiences are designed to be meaningful and to prepare students for success in their day-to-day living experiences when living on their own.
Course Description - A one semester elective course designed to identify and explore the requirements for raising happy, healthy children and how to foster learning abilities in children. Practical experience is provided by working with pre-school and kindergarten age children in a nearby elementary school. Applied academic and problem-solving skills are integrated into the studies. Career opportunities are explored. Studies explore all phases of child development, from pre-natal care to the teenage years.
Philosophy of the Program - One aspect of the Child Development study is learning that an adult is a “role model” to young children, and the responsibilities that incurs. Using this as a focal point for each chapter studied puts a deeper emphasis upon the information that the chapter provides. Course offerings are pro-life, viewed upon the perspective of a married wife and mother. The importance of the father’s role in child development is emphasized.
Foods I Program
Course Description - Foods I emphasizes the selection of foods to promote a healthy lifestyle; emphasizes ways to minimize the risks of food-borne illness and cross-contamination; the use of kitchen tools and equipment following safety procedures; and developing skills in preparing healthy food- borne choices.
Philosophy of the Program - Promoting heart-healthy eating is the goal of Foods I; as well as developing food and meal preparation skills, and consumerism. Food safety and sanitation are fostered throughout the course. Activities include: “hands-on” instruction, demonstrations, teamwork activities, wellness activities, cultural connections, career possibilities, and various assessment strategies. Heart-healthy recipes and recipe testing are utilized throughout this course.
Advanced Foods Program
Course Description - A one semester, elective course designed to foster advanced food preparation and presentation skills, cultural connections, and hospitality. Career opportunities are explored. Completing a recipe and fact booklet, demonstrating a family favorite or a cultural food, and participation in various food displays are required. Foods I may or may not be a prerequisite.
Philosophy of the Program - Learning to “present” food for viewing by others is one goal of the program. Hospitality, meal appeal, and healthful food choices serve as the underlying emphasis throughout all class activities.