Intro to FCS

Mrs. Ferrel *Carlisle High School* Fall 2014

Course Description

Intro to FCS is an overview of all aspects Family and Consumer Sciences. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of FCS careers through guest speakers, cooperative learning, hands-on projects, and lab experiences.

Topics of study include:

  • Nutrition & Food Choices
  • Food Science
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality & Events
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Early Childhood
  • Personal Finance
  • Housing & Interiors
  • Fashion & Clothing Construction

Classroom Policies


Intro to FCS grades are based on the following percentages:

  • Daily Work 10%
  • Papers, Projects & Presentations 40%
  • Tests 50%

Progress conferences between student and teacher and will be held throughout the semester.

Revisions & Retakes: Any student wanting to revise an assignment or retake a test should first set up a time to meet with the teacher to discuss the reason for the revision or retake and a timeline for completion.

Missing Work: Students are expected to complete all assignments. Missing assignments will be flagged as such in Infinite Campus and may be deducted up to 10%. Arrangements will be made for the work to be completed.

Classroom Rule: All members of the class are expected to help create a positive classroom environment. Behavior that creates a problem for others will be dealt with on a case by case, student by student basis.

Absences: The Were You Absent binder lists what happened in class during your absence and provides any handouts you might have missed. *All CHS policies regarding absences will be enforced in this class.


Class begins when the bell rings. Students who are not seated when the bell rings, will be counted tardy. *All CHS policies regarding tardies will be enforced in this class.

Phones & Electronics:

Phones and electronics may only be used with the teacher's permission. Inappropriate use will result in a parent email or phone call and possibly confiscation of the device.

Contact Mrs. Ferrel


Before school 7:20-8:00

After school 3:30-4:00

*please set up a time in advance