DHS Family & Consumer Science Program

Welcome to Durango High School's Family & Consumer Science Program!

After taking a few years off, the DHS culinary program is back and running with the 2017-2018 school year! The program will begin with Culinary Nutrition as an entry-level course, available for all grade levels, and continue with ProStart for Juniors and Seniors, available in the 2018-2019 school year. Below are the course descriptions.

Culinary Nutrition

.5 credit course, available in Fall & Spring semesters, to all grade levels

Description: The purpose of this course is to develop lifelong, healthy individuals with an understanding of healthy and nutritious preparation techniques utilizing various resources and skills. Emphasis is placed on implementing healthy nutritional choices, preparing nutrient-dense seasonal foods, sports nutrition, exploring careers related to culinary nutrition, and practicing wise consumer decisions.

ProStart 1 & ProStart 2

1.0 credit course, available to begin in Fall 2018, Juniors & Seniors only

Description: ProStart is a two-year high school restaurant and foodservice management curriculum that blends classroom learning with mentored work experience. ProStart gives students the chance to explore career opportunities and gain the skills needed to operate and manage a foodservice operation by pairing classroom learning with on-the-job experience.