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Vision and Mission
 
Family and Consumer Science programs stimulate students to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society.  Our unique focus is on families, work and their interrelationships.  The mission of Family and Consumer Science education is to prepare students for family life, work life and careers in Family and Consumer Science by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed for:
  • Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community and work settings.
  • Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the lifespan.
  • Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families.
  • Balancing personal, home, family and work lives.
  • Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community and work environments.
  • Successful life management, employment and career development.
  • Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services.
  • Appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one’s actions and success in family and work life.
 
FACS in Colorado
 
Our students today are the future leaders and members of tomorrow’s families, workplaces, and communities.  Essential preparation for success includes acquisition of leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication, computer, and mathematics skills.  The Colorado Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Core courses focus on providing students foundational knowledge needed to be a productive member of society, including leadership, teamwork and communication.  The FACS Occupational programs focus on career awareness, occupations available in the job market,  and preparation for specific occupational pathways

Family and Consumer Sciences courses are aligned to the Colorado Department of Education Standards in  math; reading, writing, and communication; science; social studies; physical education/health; and visual arts. 
All approved Colorado FACS courses are reimbursable through the Colorado Technical Act (CTA) and Carl Perkins funding.