Family and Consumer Science

Teresa Chamberlain

Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for personal and family life across the life span as they manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The program focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships. Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for family life, work life, and career by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for a successful life.

Classes Offered

Housing & Interior Design
Nutrition & Food Science
Personal & Family Development
*Child Development
Marriage and Family

*Statewide Articulated Courses for College Credit



To promote personal growth and leadership development through family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through:

  • character development;
  • creative and critical thinking;
  • practical knowledge; and
  • vocational preparation.


  1. To promote opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.
  2. To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society.
  3. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.
  4. To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.
  5. To promote greater understanding between youth and adults.
  6. To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities.
  7. To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society.
  8. To promote family and consumer sciences, family and consumer sciences careers and related occupations.

What is FCCLA???

It is one of the largest career and technology student organizations in the United States. The organization encourages personal growth and leadership development in teens through family and consumer sciences.

Any student, through the twelfth grade, who is taking or has taken a course of family and consumer sciences, can become a member.

Each year over 200,000 students join over 10,000 chapters in 53 state associations, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Students may participate in various projects related to the family, careers and community involvement.

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