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Horseheads High School
Family and Consumer Sciences


Horseheads High School Family and Consumer Science education has roots in both academic and career/technical education and reaches beyond the educational field 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.

There are three Family and Consumer sequences offered at Horseheads:

  • Food and Nutrition Cluster
  • Human Development Cluster
  • Home and Personal Management Cluster

All sequences include:

  • Career and Financial Management
  • Food Experience
  • Life 101

Five Credit sequence in Family and Consumer Science can be an alternative choice to the third year of the Foreign Language requirement.

All Family and Consumer Science programs encourage students to develop communication, leadership, management, and thinking skills.

All students who plan to attend the TEC Center in grades 11 and 12 to pursue their interests in Child Care, Food Services, Cosmetology, or Health Services are encouraged to take Life 101 and one course in the Food Science area.

The Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) Department is committed to the district's mission and dedicated to implementing the following New York State learning standards in our ongoing efforts to maximize student success.

Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness

Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.


Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.


Standard 3: Resource Management

Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.


Teachers: Mary Cosgrove, Lisa Heller

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