Family & Consumer Sciences Program Philosophy

The Family & Consumer Sciences Program is offered to all grade seven students twice a week all year. Facs is one of the three courses at the middle school that provide Comprehensive Health Education. The Facs curriculum is integrated with the Health and Physical Education curricula in the Massachusetts Department of Education Health Curriculum Frameworks.

Evaluation in Facs is in general performance and conduct. General performance includes: class work, homework, role plays, discussion, tests & quizzes, a nutrition project, labs and a health research presentation.

Through the Family & Consumer Sciences curriculum and instruction, students develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed for responsible and effective management of their lives. Facs assists students at a time when they are assuming greater responsibilities within their homes and communities. This discipline emphasizes an integrative approach to the relationships among individuals, families and communities.

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