FACS is an acronym. It stands for "Family and Consumer Science" classes (what you might know as "home economic" classes).
FACS falls under the CTE program, which stands for Career and Technical Education.
This means that the FACS classes your students take will teach them valuable life skills that could potentially lead to career opportunities.
FACS is so much more than the "home ec" classes you remember. Some of the things taught in these classes include:
-Food safety and sanitation
-Basic and child nutrition
-Food preparation skills
-Family meal planning
-Correct food handling skills
-Beginning sewing and textiles
-And SO MUCH MORE!
Below are the course descriptions for the two classes that Mrs. Durrance teaches:
FACS Exploration- Foods is a one semester 8th grade elective class where students will learn basic and child nutrition, food preparation, safety, budgeting and food handling skills.
CHILD CARE- Child Care is a one semester 8th grade elective. Students will explore possible career opportunities in the care of infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. Students will study the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of a child, as well as developmentally appropriate practices in caring for a child.