Family & Consumer Science

The Family and Consumer Sciences courses offer experiences through which students gain knowledge and develop skills to help prepare them for life’s challenges.

Coursework addresses the major areas of Family and Consumer Sciences: money management and consumer skills, personal and family relationships, child development and parenting; and nutrition and food preparation.

Program objectives provide opportunities for students to:

  • Develop consumer management and decision-making practices.

  • Utilize skills that meet individual and family needs and wants when working within a budget.

  • Display the ability to acquire, handle, prepare and serve foods to meet nutrition and wellness needs of individuals and families across the lifespan.

  • Analyze human growth and development and influences that impact it across the life span.

  • Demonstrate qualities of respectful, healthy interpersonal relationships.

  • Develop strategies that promote strong family relationships.

Family and Consumer Science Department

Jennifer Ditchcreek
(717) 597-3226 ext. 10198
jditchcreek@gcasd.org