Family and Consumer Science

Foods

The Family and Consumer Science Department offers 2 Career and Technology Education pathways: Early Childcare Education and Food and Beverage Management. The successful completion of one of these pathways will earn students an industry certification that will allow for immediate entry into a career following graduation or provide a solid foundation for advanced study at a post-secondary institution.

Following a progressive education philosophy throughout all our courses, students will practice the skills they are learning first hand in our lab-based classrooms. We have a working preschool program for our Early Childhood students which allows them to observe the children, plan, prepare and teach lessons and, design the classroom environment. Students in the Food and Beverage pathway learn culinary, pastry and managerial skills that allow them to cater for school events as well as earn a ServSafe certification in sanitation.

Family and Consumer students will acquire hands on, real-world, career experience well before their peers which provide a competitive academic and professional advantage following graduation.

Department Chair Michelle Mason
Staff Emails: 

Michelle Mason 
michelle.mason@hcps.org

Michelle Osteria
michelle.osteria@hcps.org