The Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences Program
The middle school family and consumer sciences (FACS) program includes courses at grade 6, 7, and 8. The FACS courses provide knowledge and skills needed to help individuals and families address major current societal issues. The program teaches critical thinking and problem-solving skills and utilizes technology as students explore topics in the five FACS content areas:
In accordance with national FACS standards, the four major processes of thinking, communication, leadership, and management are integrated throughout FACS content areas. Interdisciplinary connections are identified and addressed throughout the middle school FACS curricula.
Middle school FACS curricula address all of the 21st Century Learning Skills: