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Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences Education provides 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
  • Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences I, grade 6
  • Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences II, grade 7
  • Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences III, grade 8
  • Career Investigations
  • Independent Living
  • Family Focus
    Family Relations,
    Child Development and Parenting,
    Nutrition and Wellness,
    Parenting, Family and Human Services I & II,
    Independent Living and GRADS (Graduation, Reality & Dual-Role Skills)  
  • Transition
    Introduction to Culinary Arts,
    Early Childhood Education and Fashion Careers
  • Work Focus
    Culinary Arts I, II, & III ,
    Early Childhood Education I & II,
    Fashion Careers I & II, and
    VA Teachers for Tomorrow I & II

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
2020 Westwood Ave
Richmond, VA 23230

Gail Martin, 
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 804-780-7762 

Kenaz Greene,
Instructional Specialist
Phone: 804-500-3348