Family & Consumer Science

  • The Family and Consumer Sciences program of studies at Framingham High School has been recognized for excellence at the state and national levels. We offer courses in all the major areas of Family and Consumer Sciences. Any of these courses will fulfill the student’s graduation requirement in Practical Arts.

    In order to prepare students for family life, work life, and careers, we provide opportunities to elect courses from the five major areas of: Foods, Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Human Development, and Housing. Each of these courses will develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:

    • Strengthening the well being of individuals and families
    • Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings
    • Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span
    • 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 

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