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					Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences courses prepare students for family life
and for careers. All courses are part of the elective offerings and are
open to all students.
Courses that address family life concerns provide opportunities to
demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to ethical
interaction between family members and between family and society.
Courses that prepare students for careers fall into one of the following
categories:
      1.    Required courses that are part of a prescribed
            sequence for a career completer program
      2.    Elective courses that are highly recommended as
            part of various career completer programs

The Early Childhood Completer Program
This completer program is designed for students who wish to pursue a
career in the field of early childhood. Focusing on skills of childcare
providers and early childhood teachers, the program is designed to
provide performance-based training and assessment for career
preparation. Some courses in the completer program have an articulation
agreement with Anne Arundel Community College. A senior year Work-based
Learning or internship is required.

The Nutrition and Food Science Completer Program
This completer program is designed for students who wish to pursue a
career in food service, culinary arts or nutrition professions. Some
courses in the completer program have an articulation agreement with
Anne Arundel Community College. A senior year Work-based Learning or
internship is recommended.


#H70000
Applied Nutrition I
Learn the basics of nutrition through class, computer and laboratory
experiences and apply them in your daily life. May not be taken if
credit has been earned for Sports Nutrition. Lab fee charged.
      One Semester      1/2 Credit
      Prerequisite      None
      Meets the Basic Technology credit

*#H71000
Applied Nutrition II
Continue the study of nutrition by exploring diet and disease and
contributions of culinary heritage. Study regional American areas east
of the Mississippi. Lab fee charged.
      One Semester      1/2 Credit
      Prerequisites:    Successful completion of Applied Nutrition I or
                        Sports Nutrition
      Meets the Basic Technology credit

*#H75000
Applied Nutrition III
Complete the study of culinary heritage by exploring regional areas west
of the Mississippi. Also, explore international influences. Lab fee
charged.
      One Semester      1/2 Credit
      Prerequisites:    Successful completion of Applied Nutrition II
      Meets the Basic Technology credit

#H20000
     Child Development I
Learn about children ages three to six and work with preschoolers in the
lab. Study the stages of growth and development, the role of play in
children’s learning, and positive guidance practices and techniques.
      Two Semesters     1 Credit
      Prerequisite      None

*#H21000
     Child Development II
Study preschoolers in greater depth and learn the developmental
milestones for school age children from ages five to six. Learn how to
implement learning activities by planning lessons and teaching in the
lab.
      Two Semesters     1 Credit
      Prerequisites:    Grade of C or better in Child Development I

*#H22000 (Honors)
     Child Development III
Learn about the growth and development of children from birth to age
six. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career
in the early childhood professions. While continuing to teach in the
preschool, the student will learn about the administrative
responsibilities of operating a child care center.
      Two Semesters     1 Credit
      Prerequisites:    Grade of C or better in Child Development II

   Since participation in these courses involves working with young
    children, students in child development will be required to sign a
    behavior contract.

H30000
Clothing Construction I
Develop creative sewing skills to produce personal and home products
that promote positive self-esteem. Lab fee charged.
      One Semester      1/2 Credit
      Prerequisite      None
      Meets the Basic Technology credit

H31000
Clothing Construction II
Learn advanced clothing construction techniques, building and refining
sewing skills. Special attention will be given to finishing techniques
and decorative stitching. Lab fee charged.
       One Semester      1/2 Credit
       Prerequisite      Clothing Construction I
       Meets the Basic Technology credit

#H25000
Decisions for Responsible Parenthood
Learn about one of the most important jobs you will ever have – being a
parent. Learn about parenting from the prenatal stage through
adolescence. Recommended for Grades 10-12 only.
      One Semester      1/2 Credit
      Prerequisite      None

H26000
Early Childhood Career Internship
Seniors who desire a non-paid experience to fulfill the requirements of
the Early Childhood completer program may apply for an internship to
prepare for post-secondary education, gainful employment, or both in a
setting outside the school. Students seeking an Early Childhood Career
Internship must have excellent attendance and the child development
teacher’s recommendation.
       One Semester      1 Credit
       Two Semesters     2 Credits
       Prerequisites:    Child Development III,
             Approved curricular goals and outcomes and
             the permission of the administration and
             the child development teacher
*H98000
Family and Consumer Sciences
Independent Study
Students who have successfully completed courses of study in a
particular area may arrange with an individual teacher to study that
area in greater detail. With teacher’s guidance, student will be
responsible for developing a plan of study and evaluation criteria.
       One Semester      1/2 Credit
       Prerequisites:    Course of Study and Teacher Recommendation
S10000
Family and Consumer Sciences Work-based Learning
Seniors who have successfully completed all prerequisites may enroll in
the Family and Consumer Sciences Work-based Learning Program. In this
program, students attend class part of the school day and are employed
in business during the remainder of the day. Early Childhood Completers
must be employed in a licensed childcare center.
       One Semester     1-1/2 Credits
       Two Semesters    3 Credits

H60000
Fashion Merchandising
Explore the history and scope of the fashion industry, including buying
and selling, fashion cycles and fashion coordination.
       One Semester      1/2 Credit
       Prerequisites:    None
       Meets the Basic Technology credit

H80000
Independent and Family Living
Learn about managing time, money and energy and develop a plan for
attaining goals while juggling multiple roles as an adult. Recommended
for Grades 10-12 only.
       One Semester     1/2 Credit
       Prerequisite     None

H74000
Nutrition and Food Science Internship
Seniors who desire an experience to prepare for post-secondary
education, gainful employment, or both in a setting outside the school
may apply for an internship. Students seeking an internship must have
excellent attendance and the recommendation of the nutrition teacher.
       One Semester      1 Credit
       Two semesters     2 credits
       Prerequisites:    Applied Nutrition II and Nutrition Science
             Approved curricular goals and outcomes and
             recommendation of the nutrition teacher.

lJ H73000   P 2,3
Nutrition Science
Learn scientific principles of nutrition. Also, develop a practical
understanding of nutrition and its relationship to health and disease
through the application of biology and chemistry concepts and skills in
a laboratory setting. Recommended for grades 11-12. Lab fee charged.
      1 Semester: 1/2 Credit
     Prerequisites:    One credit in C26000, Biology
     Meets the Science credit or Advanced Technology credit

H24000
Parenthood Today: A Course for Teen Parents
Develop good parenting attitudes and skills. In addition to the study of
children and parenting styles, explore the effects of parenting on your
future and develop a plan to reach personal, interpersonal and career
goals. Meade High School only.
       Each Semester    1/2 Credit
       Prerequisites:   None

H23000
Preparation for Parenthood:
A Course for Expectant Parents
Understand the effects and responsibilities of pregnancy. The student
will explore how pregnancy will change lifestyle and learn how to make
responsible decisions about the future. Meade High School only
       One Semester     1/2 Credit
       Prerequisite     None

H72000
Sports Nutrition
(See Applied Nutrition I description) This course is designed for the
athlete. Added topics include making adjustments to achieve athletic
goals and discriminate between food facts and fads. May not be taken if
credit has been earned for Applied Nutrition I. Lab fee charged.
       One Semester            1/2 Credit
       Prerequisite            None
       Meets the Basic Technology credit

				
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