Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Mission

    The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to provide opportunities for all students to prepare for work and further learning by linking education with business, industry, labor, and the community.

    Program Overview

    Family and Consumer Sciences focuses on the development of management skills needed throughout life. The relationship between work and family is the unique focus of this program that includes childcare services and education; food science, preparation, and service; family and human services; fashion design and production; consumer services; and interior design and culinary arts.

    Course Offerings

    Middle School Courses

    • Exploratory
      Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences 6
      Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences 7
    • Non-exploratory
      Individual Development

    High School Courses

    • Family Focus
      Family Relations, Child Development and Parenting, Nutrition and Wellness, Parenting, Family and Human Services I and II, and GRADS (Graduation, Reality & Dual-Role Skills  
    • Transition
      Introduction to Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education and Fashion Careers
    • Work Focus
      Culinary Arts I, II, and III , Early Childhood Education I and II, Education for Employment, Fashion Careers I and II, and Teachers for Tomorrow
    • Career Connections
      Career Investigations
      Va. Teachers for Tomorrow

    Student Leadership

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Our Mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Contact Information

  • Career & Technical Education - FACS
    301 North Ninth Street
    12th Floor
    Richmond, VA  23219

    LaTasha Watson, Instructional Specialist
    Phone:  804.780.6639; Email
    Fax:  804.780.7605

    Alvina Jones, Office Associate 
    Phone:  804.780.5880; Email