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FACS Courses
The Family and Consumer Sciences program offers a wide selection of elective, practical arts courses for students of all ability levels and interests. Areas of study include foods and nutrition, culinary arts and hospitality, human development and the family, parenting and child development, housing and interior design, consumer education and financial management, and career awareness in related occupations. Students who desire the practical applica­tion of their academic skills while working cooperatively with others on interesting, hands-on, classroom activities and projects will enjoy the challenges that lay ahead. In addition, students may satisfy the graduation requirement in the area of Health by completing both Foods and Nutrition and Contemporary Relationships and Marriage at any time during their high school career at Grandview.
FOODS AND NUTRITION** - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: $25*
Emphasis will be on choices relating to nutrition, healthy eating habits, food preparation, weight management, personal fitness, safety and san­itation and related diseases. Learn basic skills as well as the chemistry and physics of baking and cooking as you learn about nutrition throughout the cooking laboratory experiences. As part of a group, you will plan, prepare and evaluate nutritious meals. Students will look at healthy life styles through individual diet analysis. Completion of both the Foods and Nutrition class and Contemporary Relationships class meets the district Health requirement. Student are encouraged to par­ticipate in FCCLA, which includes leadership opportunities, commu­nity service, and/or competitions related to the class.
*Fees are used to provide groceries used in food preparation.
CONTEMPORARY RELATIONSHIPS - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade:
​Fees: None
Topics include adolescent relationships with parents, friends and self; dating; communication skills; conflict resolution; human sexuality and abstinence; teen pregnancy (including a pregnancy simulation activi­ty); mate selection; impact of substance abuse on relationships; domes­tic violence and family/social issues.
*By completing both Relationships and Foods & Nutrition, a student will fuflfill the district health requirements. Students are encouraged to participate in FCCLA, which includes leadership opportunities and community service relat­ed to the class content.
GOURMET FOODS - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Foods and Nutrition
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: $25*
With an emphasis on presentation, flavors, cooking skills and time man­agement students will learn from both text and lab components the art of preparing high-end foods. Topics include food safety, soups, desserts and world cuisines. Students are encouraged to participate in FCCLA, which includes leadership opportunities and community service related to the class content.
*Fees are used to provide groceries used in food preparation.
INTERIOR DESIGN - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
Decorating your own home, apartment, or room can be a challenge if you aren’t aware of the basic principles to follow. Learn more about these design principles and how to use color, texture, line, pattern and form to create your own custom environments. Whether you desire a career in the field of Interior Design or Architecture, or merely wish to become a bet­ter consumer and home decorator, this course is for you!
PARENTING/CHILD DEVELOPMENT - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
This course is designed for male and female students interested in child development and/or careers related to pediatrics,psychology, social serv­ices, education, and parenting. Students will learn about the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of children from conception through adolescence. Special units of study include reproduction, prenatal development, birth defects, birth and infant care, toddler, preschool and school age care, nutrition, literacy and child abuse. Other units include expectations and financial responsibilities of parenthood. This class will give students an opportunity to experience a weekend long parenting sim­ulation with an electronic simulator baby. Students are encouraged to par­ticipate in FCCLA, which includes leaderships and community service opportunities. This is an important course for anyone who will ever have children in their life!
Colorado ProStart is sponsored by the National and Colorado Restaurant Associations. It is a two-year foodservice hospitality management cur­riculum offered to junior and senior students. This nationally certified program is a competency based study of food preparation, lodging, customer service, and business management coupled with 1+ years of mentored industry work internships in a broad spectrum of operations.
 
ProStart 1 and ProStart 2 are offered every year. Students may enter the program as a junior by starting either in ProStart 1 or ProStart 2. ProStart 1 is not necessarily a prerequisite for ProStart 2. Students who enroll are required to be dues paying members of the Grandview Chapter of the state and national student organization known as FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). Successful participants in the program will have the opportunity to compete in the ProStart Invitational Competitions and the FCCLA State Leadership Conference and apply for the many industry scholarships.
 
ProStart 1 CULINARY CAREERS - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Foods and Nutrition or instructor approval
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11-12

​Fees: $25.00/semester
FCCLA dues $22.00/year

*Fees are used to provide groceries used in food preparation.
This course from the National Restaurant Association introduces stu­dents into the world of professional cooking! Basic communication skills, safety and sanitation, food preparation, meal planning, and other topics are taught in this course.  FCCLA is an integral part of this course.
ProStart 2 HOSPITALITY CAREERS - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Foods and Nutrition or instructor approval
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11-12

​Fees: $25.00/semeseter and FCCLA dues $22.00/year

 

*Fees are used to provide groceries used in food preparation.

 

Students will continue to be trained for employment in restaurants and hospitality. The basic skills taught in ProStart I will be reviewed and additional skills such as customer relations, accounting procedures, and more advanced food preparation skills will be taught.  FCCLA is an integral part of this course.

 
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