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Family and Consumer Sciences

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Family and Consumer Science has two new teachers this year. Please welcome Mr. Morse, who will be teaching the Culinary Arts program and Ms. Whaley will be teaching Health Education classes, along with Ms. Althausen. In addition, Ms. Althausen will have one period of Child Development.


Have a wonderful year!


Ms. Althausen, Mr. Morse, Ms. Whaley


Althausen, Tara (530) 661-4551 FACS Teacher

Family and Consumer Science Department Goals & Philosophy


Family and Consumer Sciences A.K.A. Home Economics and Health prepare students to become positive, productive members of families, the workplace, and the community that equips students with essential skills for living through instruction in the following content areas:

  • child development and guidance

  • consumer education

  • family living and parenting education

  • food and nutrition

  • individual and family health

  • leadership development 

Family and Consumer Science related occupations focuses on preparing students with skills for earning a living and careers in the following pathways:

  • food service and hospitality - Culinary Arts Program

  • child development and education - Child Development, Introduction to Education and Careers with Children


The attitudes, skills, and knowledge learned in these content areas provide a basis for success in balancing home and work responsibilities as well as for transitioning to career pathways in family and consumer science related occupations.

Family and Consumer Sciences provide a basis for students to select courses that further develop their life management skills and/or pursue a career path option and transition to post-secondary education, including baccalaureate degree programs.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to prepare students for leadership in the world of work. SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.


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