Family & Consumer Science
Family and Consumer Sciences education focuses on an integrative approach to relationships among individuals, families, and communities, as well as the environments in which they function. Our mission is to effect the optimal well-being of families and individuals for lifelong participation in home and society by teaching technical and social skills with a practical application resulting in rational thinking. Focusing on the Pennsylvania State Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences, our program addresses current issues of financial and resource management, balancing family, work, and community responsibility, food science and nutrition, and child development. The nature of family and consumer science studies, its content and goals, make it a particularly unique avenue for contributing to the life-long learning for every student.