• Family & Consumer Science

  • Career & Technical Education offers Family & Consumer Sciences classes that provide an opportunity for students to learn skills for use in high school, college, a career after graduation and/or as a financial means to help further their education. CTE Family & Consumer Science (FCS) courses blend academics and career preparation to produce well-rounded graduates ready for the opportunities of the world. We offer a wide variety of FCS courses to satisfy students interests. Many FCS classes give students the opportunity to join FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) a nationally recognized organization that provides community service and leadership experiences.

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  • Principles of Human Services

  • Child Development

  • Interior Design l

  • Dollars and Sense

  • Family and Community Services

  • Interpersonal Studies

  • Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness

  • Fashion Design l & Fashion Design ll

  • Career Preparation l & ll

  • "Fashion Design was by far the most interesting and exciting class I have taken in my high school career. We learned all about the fashion industry from the fashion icons, to the designers, to the way the industry works. It wasn’t all just sewing and projects, but our teacher always encouraged us to be creative and to make things our own. We learned the fundamentals of sketching and all different types of stiches. I was able to get help to work on a re-creation of a Dior couture gown from the Spring 2009 collection, a chance to work with Nordstrom on their junior fashion board, and a chance to model through my fashion design class. The things I learned and the experiences I had were incredible and so fun. If I could take Fashion Design again, I so would.”

    Alexandra Curry - Plano Senior High School

    “Child Development is so fun!  You learn a lot of relevant information."

    Lauren Michelsen - Plano Senior High School

    "Interior Design is so much fun. You learn so much about this career path. Even, if you didn’t want to follow this path, you will remember crucial details about designing your home, figuring housing costs, the guidelines in decorating your rooms, and furniture construction. I love this class. I encourage anyone interested to join this class. I have learned so much.”

    Elizabeth Bloom - Plano East Senior High School

    "I love Dollars and Sense because it’s helping me to prepare for life and all that I may face. It teaches me to be more independent and self-reliant.”

    Danielle Leighninger -  Plano East Senior High School

    "Interpersonal Studies is hands down my favorite class. It teaches methods of communicating and gives advice on how to manage relationships in a healthy way every single day. Interpersonal Studies is informational, and a fun class to take."

    Kayla Burling  - Plano East Senior High School

    "I have benefitted a lot from Interpersonal Studies. It honestly helps you start, develop, and nurture relationships. I’ve learned a lot about myself and others. The class contains great information that everyone NEEDS to know."

    Collin Shaw—Plano East Senior High School

    "A class can make a difference, but Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness changes lives."

    Shianne Ahamadi - Plano West Senior High School


  • Courses may not be offered on every campus. Check with campus counseling department.