Family and Consumer Science (FACS)

FACS department
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Department Overview

    The Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) department employs a broad curriculum to empower the overall well-being of the family. The department views the family, in all its various forms, as the cornerstone of a healthy society and works to empower individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. Our unique focus is on families, careers, and their interrelationships. Students gain real-world experience through our programs’ dedication to practical applications that further their world of work in these areas: Culinary Arts, Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Child Care, Interior design, Fashion Design, and Relationships. 

    Teacher Information





    Tara Barger
    417-732-3650 ext. 5321

    • Child Care 1
    • Child Care 2
    • Infant Education
    • Toddler Education
    • Child Development
    • STUCO

    Andrea Carter- Department Chair
    417-732-3650 ext. 5151

    • World Foods 1
    • World Foods 2
    • Pro Start 1
    • Pro Start 2
    • Pastry

    Sean Price
    417-732-3650 ext. 5311

    • Health

    Kailey Grapes
    417-732-3650 ext. 5299

    • Pro Start 1
    • Health
    • Interior Design
    • Relationship Skills
    • Fashion 1
    • Fashion 2
  • Specific Course Information

    Graduation Requirements: Students must complete 1 unit of practical arts credit to graduate.




    Pro-Start- Successful completion of Health and Nutrition.


    Pro- Start II- Grade C or higher in Pro Start I and the completion of a second cooking class is highly recommended.


    Pastry- A grade of C or higher in Pro-Start I is highly recommended.


    World Foods I- A grade of C or higher in Pro-Start I.


    World Foods II- A grade of C or higher in World Foods I.


    Fashion Design II- A grade of C or higher in Fashion Design I.


    Toddler Education- Successful completion of Infant Education.


    Child Care I- Infant Education and Toddler Education.  Students are expected to provide their own transportation, and also must commit to attending the preschool lab hours on Monday/Wednesdays.


    Child Care II- Child Care I.  Students are expected to provide own transportation, and also must commit to attending the preschool lab hours on Monday- Thursday.


    Baby Think It Over experience is a required element of Child Development.