What is Family and Consumer Sciences?
FACS is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. Family and consumer sciences deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. The field represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, parenting, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects. Our goal is to educate students to think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems, and manage resources. FACS supports the New York State Learning Standards taught in the academic disciplines of Math, Science, Technology, English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Languages Other Than English, and the Arts by providing real-world opportunities in which to apply the key ideas and skills taught in those course... Applying Knowledge in Real Life Situations