Family and Consumer Sciences education empowers
individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges
of living and working in a diverse global society. The unique focus is
on families, work and their interrelationships.
and Consumer Sciences education has roots in both academic and
career/technical education and reaches beyond the educational system
into the community as it focuses on the needs of individuals and
families. The program encourages students to develop communication,
leadership, management and thinking skills.
Family and Consumer
Sciences programs foster student attainment of the intermediate and
commencement level New York State Learning Standards in both Family and
Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Career Development and Occupational Studies
(CDOS). Family and Consumer Sciences education prepares students for
success in both postsecondary education and employment.
--Adapted from New York State Education Department Office of Curriculum and Instructional and Career and Technical Education