Family and Consumer Science
Department Members: Andrea Leuschner, Susan Murphy, Kate Morrone
In an increasingly diverse and ever-changing world, students need to be prepared to adapt. The vision of the Bacon Academy's Family and Consumer Sciences Program is to empower students to effectively manage emerging life issues by applying knowledge and skills while problem solving and collaborating with others through an interrelated curriculum. The ultimate goal of our program is to help individuals to become productive and contributing members of society, to be able to achieve self-sufficiency, participate in lifelong learning, and adapt to change.
The use of current methodology, technology and equipment prepare students for real-life experiences while pursuing and exploring their related passions, interests and talents. Through the integration of academic and occupational content, the Bacon Academy FCS program provides a coherent, rigorous, and practical education, emphasizing the higher-order thinking skills necessary for pursuing further education and/or entering the workforce. Expectations and performance indicators for use of technology are also posted on the Curriculum page of the district web site.
FCS courses require the use of specialty equipment and working with children. In order to provide a safe and professional classroom environment in all advanced courses, teacher approval is required. Teacher approval is based on:
- Safety-the student must have displayed in the introductory course that he/she has followed all safety rules and is not a danger to him/herself or anyone else.
- Academic Achievement-the student must have displayed in the introductory course that he/she has achieved the necessary skills that are required to be successful in the advanced course. A 70 or better is required.
- Effort and Attitude-the student must have displayed in the introductory course that he/she has shown the required effort and attitude necessary to be successful in the advanced course.