Family and Consumer Science
Students today are the future leaders and members of tomorrow’s families, workplaces, and communities. Doherty Family and Consumer Sciences students are empowered to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Our students develop practical knowledge as they master a complex set of essential skills and knowledge needed to achieve quality of life. Personal effectiveness and industry-relevant technical skills are developed as students pursue career pathways in the areas of Culinary Arts, Education, and Interior Design. All career pathways in the Doherty Family and Consumer Sciences department have career-related activities that will prepare our students for the school to career transition. The range of these activities varies from job shadowing, internships, field experiences and demonstrations by industry professionals. In addition to classroom/laboratory instruction, the Family and Consumer Sciences program also includes participation in Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), a career and technical student organization. FCCLA provides an array of activities to enhance student academic and technical competencies and develop leadership and communication skills.