Family and Consumer Sciences education in New York State is delivered through a variety of courses designed to promote student attainment of the intermediate and commencement level New York State Learning Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS). Family and Consumer Sciences courses:
- place a high priority on family, workplace, and community skills needed to manage multiple life roles
- address the needs of a full spectrum of a school’s diverse population, including male and female students with a wide variety of interests, abilities, and career pathways.
- provide seamless articulation between middle-level and high school level expectations with minimal duplication among courses and integration of content in an applied context.
- offer a sequence of courses that encourage students to build a depth of understanding and ability in an area of study: human services and family studies, food and nutrition, textiles and design.