Adulting 101: Skills to Help You Succeed in Life
Are you planning to be on your own, living in an apartment or dorm soon? Adulting 101 is for you. Management, decision-making, coping with stress, and conflict resolution skills will be developed during units focusing on citizenship and personal relationships, finding a job, budgeting, apartment/dorm living, auto/renters insurance, credit and crisis. Apartment and dorm cooking will be explored, along with the fundamentals of travel, costs of moving, and clothing care and repair.
Fashion 1 introduces students to the exciting world of fashion, consumer influences, trends and career opportunities. Students explore the basics of the fashion industry, fashion design, and fabrics. Students have the opportunity to design and construct an outfit of their choice. Other topics included in this course are the global influences on marketing, fashion retailing, and e-commerce.
Fashion 2 provides students with further exploration into original design, designer fabrics, advanced pattern-making techniques, and current trends in visual merchandising. Students will expand their knowledge of fashion textiles and clothing. Opportunities for fashion retailing, promotion, and planning special events will give the student a better understanding of business ventures.
Interior Design is an entry-level course which involves the study of personal priorities in housing, house styles, basic principals in design, and color and space utilization for in-home business needs. Students use decision-making and creative skills in applying these principles when choosing colors, furniture, fabrics, floor covering, and other materials and when designing floor plans. This course introduces students to the variety of careers related to the field of interior design.
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Hotel and Restaurant Management introduces students to the hospitality industry. Students gain an insight into the fundamentals, economics, operations, trends and career opportunities of this field. Current trends in the travel and tourism industry are explored. The impact of computers and technology in all aspects of the hospitality industry is studied in conjunction with hands-on experiences in food service.
Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition is designed to inform, challenge, and customize the food selection patterns of students so they may better achieve their performance goals while maintaining nutritional health. Students become familiar with nutrition information, the variables that link eating patterns to good health and vitality, and emerging careers related to this rapidly-developing field. Lab experiences include food preparation techniques, modifying recipes for flavor and health, and student selection of recipes to fit a variety of lifestyles.
Family and Child Development 1
Family and Child Development 1 provides students with the opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of human growth and development. Students explore the various aspects of personality, communication, relationships, skills associated with independence, and creativity in adolescent and early child development. This course explores methods for fostering creative problem-solving as related to career development, marriage, parenthood, and childcare. Lab experiences include working with pre-school children.
Family and Child Development 2
Family and Child Development 2 expands on the content and experiences of Family Child Development 1 by focusing on the learning processes of young children. Students will become familiar with developmental theories and how to apply them via the implementation of meaningful lessons/activities while working with young children. Students will become familiar with the career opportunities available to them as they assume responsibility for meeting the specific needs of a group of children. The lab portion of this course includes hands-on work such as the planning, organizing, and running of activities for 2-5 year old children at a local preschool. This course is highly recommended for students pursuing careers in education, social sciences, nursing/medicine, and/or being a parent.
Senior Service is a half-year course (spring semester only) available to those seniors interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Students enrolled in this program are assigned to work with a specific teacher at the elementary level. During this experience, students keep a journal about their classroom experiences, create a portfolio, and participate in a blog. Students receive a pass/fail grade for the internship.
Independent Study in Technology
This course is offered to students who have successfully completed both Level 1 and Level 2 courses in one of the following areas: Architecture/Engineering CAD, Automotive Mechanics, Technology and Design, Fashion, Visual/Graphic Communication or Woods/Stagecraft. The student must contract with a sponsoring technology teacher in one of the areas specified. The nature and detail of the work to be completed by the student must be mutually agreed upon prior to the beginning of the course. This course is for students who intend to enter design-related competitions and/or develop a college admissions portfolio.