Family and Consumer Sciences 1 is a comprehensive course designed to provide students with the core knowledge and skills needed to manage their lives. Project based instruction provides students with opportunities to utilize higher order thinking, communication, and leadership skills impacting families and communities. Concepts incorporate personal development, healthy lifestyles, child development, family life, and consumer awareness into a rigorous and relevant curriculum. Integration of the Family and Consumer Sciences student organization, Family Careers, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), greatly enhances this curriculum.