Family and Consumer Sciences
The Family and Consumer Science Department offers 3 Career and Technology Education pathways: Early Childhood Education, Prostart Food and Beverage Management and the Teacher Academy of Maryland. The successful completion of one of these pathways will earn students an industry certification that will allow for immediate entry into a career following graduation or will provide a solid foundation for advanced study at a post-secondary institution.
Following a progressive education philosophy throughout all of our courses, students will practice the skills they are learning first hand in our lab-based classrooms. We have a working preschool program for our Early Childhood students which allows them to observe the children, plan, prepare and teach lessons and, design the classroom environment. Our professional kitchen provides culinary students with the opportunity to operate and maintain restaurant kitchen equipment while preparing professional quality meals. Teacher Academy of Maryland students partner with Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School and Bel Air Middle School for a student-teaching internship their senior year.
Family and Consumer Science students will acquire hands-on, real-world, career experience well before their peers which will provide a competitive academic and professional advantage following graduation.
Family and Consumer Sciences Courses Offered at Bel Air High School
Intro Food Preparation & Hospitality
Advanced Food Preparation & Hospitality
Food & Hospitality Management
Food & Hospitality Practicum
Independent & Family Living
Learning About Children
Working with Children I
Working with Children II