Washington Township

Public Schools | Sewell, NJ

Our Family & Consumer Science Department offers studies in Consumerism, Personal Financial LiteracyEarly Childhood, Human Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition Housing & Interior Design, Apparels Construction, and Fashion Design.  These programs offer universal and specific understandings that provide a well-rounded learning experience that meets the National Standards for FACS and the New Jersey Core Content Standards for 21st Century Life Skills and Careers. 
Child Care
  • Two modern child care learning labs providing childcare services to the employees of Washington Twp. Public Schools.
Culinary Arts
  • Offer three levels of culinary arts courses of study.  Level 3 Culinary program students receive 3 college credits through a Tech Prep agreement with Camden County College.
  • Three modern culinary arts laboratories
  • Frequent guest speakers from both career schools and the industry 
Sewing, Fashion Construction and Textile Studies
  • Modern sewing machines including sergers and electronic sewing construction tools
  • Currently offer four levels of apparel construction courses of study
  • Annual production of fashion show
General Areas of Study
  • Housing and Interior Design — a computer application based design course that prepares students for continuing studies at the collegiate level.
  • Consumer Skills for Independent Living — practical experiences in personal finances and making sensible decisions as a consumer.
Department Activities:
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
    • National organization that promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Science education