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

     

    TEACHERS

    CONTACTS

    COURSES

    Tara Barger

    tara.barger@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5321

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

    Andrea Carter- Department Chair

    andrea.carter@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5151

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

    Kailey Grapes

    kailey.grapes@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5299

    • Advanced Fashion Construction
    • Advanced Interior Design
    • Fashion & Interior Design Fundamentals
    • Pro Start 1
    • Relationship Skills

    Bryan Tucker

    bryan.tucker@republicschools.org  417-732-3650 ext. 5311

    • Health
  • Specific Course Information

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

     

     

    Prerequisites: 

    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.