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Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences education empowers individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. The unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships.

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Family and Consumer Sciences education has roots in both academic and career/technical education and reaches beyond the educational system into the community as it focuses on the needs of individuals and families.

Family and Consumer Sciences programs foster student attainment of the intermediate and commencement level New York State Learning Standards in both Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS). Family and Consumer Sciences education prepares students for success in both postsecondary education and employment. 

~New York State Education Department

National Dine In Day logoThe Williamsville FACS program is part of the Middle Level Career and Technical Education requirment. For further information, visit the New York State Education Department website.

Each year, December 3rd is National "Dine In" Day! It is a day to reflect on and commit to eating at home to promote healthy families.

View the FACS Program review for Curriculum Council by clicking here.

What is FACS (Family & Consumer Sciences)? Check out this video created by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences:

Learn more about what FACS is from Charlotte Gray, national vice-president for the Family & Consumer Sciences division of the Association for Career & Technical Education:

The FACS course in middle school is the foundational program that sets students up with life skills and paths in Career & Technical Education:

For more information regarding Family & Consumer Sciences instruction in Williamsville, please contact:

Jaime L. Pitnell
Director of the Arts, Business & Marketing, and Family & Consumer Sciences
(716) 626-8040

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