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    # 8704
    # 8703
    # 8503
    # 8803
    # 8507
     
    Grades 11, 12 only
    Sports Nutrition 
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    # 8302
    # 8505
    # 8405
    # 8504
    # 8607
    # 8604
    # 8904
    # 8704
     
    Grade 12 only
    Preschool Practicum...# 8804
     

     
    ADVENTURES IN FOOD
    No. 8403
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 9, 10
    Credit .5

    Adventures In Food is a course designed to explore the basic food groups while teaching safety and sanitation skills needed in food preparation. The course defines the need for students to understand their role in healthy eating to ensure good health in the future. While working in teams, students will gain necessary work skills to ensure success in their future careers. Communications, organization, and conservation skills are incorporated in the weekly foods labs while students learn about nutrition and health responsibilities in their family, career, and community environments.

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     
     

     

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT
    No. 8704
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 9, 10
    Credit .5

    Kids say and do the cutest things; they're fun and still a mystery. Are you curious about children and how they become such unique individuals? Learn how to become a more confident and attentive caregiver who encourages healthy, happy babies and healthy, loving families that contribute to productive communities. This course offers insight into infant and childcare topics with opportunities for hand-on experiences, including the use of Real Care baby simulators. Concepts and theories of child development are explored. Factors that influence the physical, social, emotional, moral, and intellectual development are studied. Career opportunities will be presented.  

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     

     
    SEWING and DESIGN
    No. 8703
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 9, 10
    Credit .5

    Sewing and Design is a course where students will understand multiple life roles and responsibilities in family, career, and community environments by researching available careers in the Clothing and Textiles Industry. Students will understand management practices related to human, economic, and environmental resources by examining wardrobe needs for multiple societal roles, demonstrate safe and proper use of all technological and textile equipment, and finally develop and demonstrate skills in constructing textile projects. Individual project work is included in this course and requires students to purchase supplies. Careers in the Fashion Industry will be explored through a wide variety of media.

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     

     
    INTERNATIONAL FOODS
    No. 8503
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 9, 10
    Credit .5

    Students will understand the principles of food and science and its relationship to healthy individuals, families, and communities. The course will allow students to explore selected ethnic foods in relation to customs and food preparation techniques. Students will prepare various ethnic foods in weekly labs, as well as identify individual and family dietary needs. Students will also practice proper food safety and sanitation principles while working in the foods lab and excelling in work skills requested by future employers.

    Criteria for Selection - None.


     
    INDEPENDENT LIVING
    No. 8803
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 9, 10
    Credit .5

    Explore what it takes to live independently while getting equipped to learn to balance family, community, and work activities. Students acquire skills in planning nutritious meals for various ages and health conditions. They will develop skills to plan and carry out financial goals for now and the future. Students study the development and care of children from birth to 5 years of age while planning and carrying out a service-learning project, which will benefit the school and/or community.

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     

     

    INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS NUTRITION


    Criteria for Selection - None.

    Like most young adults, you've probably heard that physical activity and good nutrition are good for you. If you are already including this in your daily routine... GREAT! But maybe you need to step it up and push yourself a little harder. Regular exercise and physical activity along with balancing good nutrition are important to the physical and mental health of everyone. Introduction to Sports Nutrition provides the student with the opportunity to design a personal plan to fit one's own lifestyle. Students will participate in preparing healthy foods, modify recipes, analyze personal eating habits, and identify the importance of required specialty diets. 
    No. 8507
    Semester/ Full Time
    Grades 9, 10
    Credit .5
     

     
    FASHION MERCHANDISING
    No. 8302
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5

    This semester course presents the fundamental concepts of the Fashion Industry with emphasis on wholesaling and retailing ready-to-wear clothing. The course will promote an understanding of the human, economic, and environmental resources that influence the fashion business while evaluating the role of the consumer to the Fashion Industry. Career opportunities in the Fashion Industry are explored and evaluated in terms of developing a career plan.

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     

     
    BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL
    No. 8505
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5
    This course is designed to provide the skills needed for life on your own. The course will focus on management of finances, resources, health, and wellness. Decision-making skills are taught and applied to meal management, child development, and setting up a household. This self management, and practical skills curriculum prepares students for independent living. Career options will be evaluated and a course of action planned. This course is a must for any student getting ready to move on to life at college or on his/her own!
     
    Criteria for Selection - None.
     

     
    FASHION ART
    No. 8405
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5

    This is a semester course which will provide you with the opportunity to apply the principles of art and design to fashion. Students will evaluate and design apparel and accessories based on textile exploration, design principles, and current fashion trends. Individual project work is included in this course and will require students to purchase supplies. Creativity in fashion and accessories will be emphasized as projects are designed, constructed, and evaluated. There is no limit to the types of projects that can be created.

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     

     
    FOODS AMERICANA
    No. 8504
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5

    This foods course is designed for students to learn about the historical and cultural influences that have contributed to regional food specialties in our country. It will provide students with the opportunity to experience the application of basic food principles of food science and the relationship to individual, family, and societal wellness. While identifying factors that influence food customs, students will prepare and evaluate the nutritional content of regional foods. Various forms of technology will be experienced in meal preparation and in the discovery of career options.

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     

     

    SPORTS NUTRITION
    No. 8607
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5

    Many individuals who are passionate about playing sports oftenfocus on their training regimen but lack the knowledge to fuel up properly forhigh-performance. In this hands-on course, students will learn ways to maximizetheir nutritional intake by considering their sports-specific needs. Studentswill cover foundations of nutrition science with specific focus on areasrelevant to high school athletes such as timing of eating, hydration, increasingmuscle mass, reducing body fat, eating while traveling, dietary supplements,and the negativity of eating disorders, anabolic steroid and alcohol use.Students will prepare and sample lightened versions of food and learn to makegood choices for pre- and post- workout meals that fit into a student's budget,as well as busy training schedule. This course is a perfect fit for thoselooking to start a career in nutrition or just enhance their wellness andfunction at their best.   

    Criteria for Selection - None.

     

     
    FOODS FOR YOU
    No. 8604
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5

    The Food Science and You course has a variety of applications to everyday life. Students will learn nutrition information to personalize their life, health, and diet. You may find an area of this multi-faceted field to study further after leaving high school. You will study the biological and chemical basis of nutrition, food preparation, and processing while learning the scientific principles as they apply to food and nutrition.

    Criteria for Selection - None.


     
    INTERIOR DESIGN
    No. 8904
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5

    This semester course focuses on all aspects of residential design to meet housing needs. Introduction to the world of housing construction basics and designs in furniture are covered. Emphasis on the elements, principles, and goals of design show how these factors determine quality design and decorating options. Students will evaluate the needs, goals, and resources of both individuals and families when creating design plans for interior environments.

    Criteria for Selection - None.


     
    CHILD DEVELOPMENT
    No. 8704
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit .5

    This course offers an in-depth look at the concepts and theories associated with child development. Physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children and the factors that influence the development are studied. The health and safety needs of children are examined. A variety of experiences, including communication and problem-solving skills, budgeting and money management, nutrition and health related issues are geared to developing concepts important to understanding children and the developmental process. Career opportunities are explored.

    Criteria for Selection – None.


     

    PRESCHOOL PRACTICUM
     No. 8804
    Semester/Full Time
    Grades 12
    Credit .5

    This course is designed to explore advanced child development concepts and theories through an actual interactive Preschool experience. Children aging from 31/2 to 5 years old participate in Preschool three days a week for the majority of the semester. Each senior will help plan and lead classroom activities that will enhance their child development skills. Classroom planning will include activities in the areas of the arts, science, literacy, and math. Seniors who choose this course need to have an interest in children and strive to understand their needs.

    This Preschool program adheres to the Child Development Laboratory Procedural Guidelines as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (2004). Copies of the guidelines are available upon request.

    Criteria for Selection - None.