Family & Consumer Science

  • Students making cupcakes

  • “In spite of food fads, fitness programs, and health concerns, we must never lose sight of a beautifully conceived meal.” – Julia Child

  • The Family and Consumer Science program offers quality studies in the areas of Fashion Technology, Foods Science, Culinary Arts, and Human Development. Students enrolled in these 10 classes will acquire and enhance an understanding of the relationship between individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live. The application of these academic and technical skills will benefit both their personal and family lives, as well as cultivate career-related skills and experiences.
    What sets WA apart:
    • Early College Experience (ECE) course through University of Connecticut
    • College Career Pathways (college credit through QVCC) for Early Childhood Education
    • College Career Pathways (college credit through Three Rivers Community College) for Culinary Arts
    • ServSafe Certification through Culinary Arts course
    • 2009-2010 Connecticut State Department of Education award for #1 Early Childhood Education & Services program
    • Department ranked #4 in Connecticut for student performance on the 2010-2011 Perkins Career and Technical Education Assessment
    • Dedicated, Commercial Grade Culinary Lab
    • Career-related student organization: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Click below to read about our available Family and Consumer Science Courses