Goshen High School contact information

Robert McKiernan
Principal, grades 9-12

222 Scotchtown Ave.
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6100

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Central School District

Career & Technical Education - Family and Consumer Science Courses

Foods I

Semester - 1/2 credit - grades 9-12

Do you enjoy cooking, eating, and trying new recipes? Are you interested in learning about nutrition and how the foods that you eat affect your energy level, health and wellness? This is an exciting introductory level course that focuses on a wide range of food lab experiences, the art of baking, quick breads, yeast breads, cookies, pies, and pizza. Through a variety of food lab experiences and special projects you will explore learning basic food preparation skills, nutrition basics, kitchen safety, and career opportunities in the culinary industry.

Foods II

Prerequisite: Foods I - 1/2 credit - grades 10-12

This course provides students with advanced culinary skills and techniques needed to prepare and serve a variety of foods. Students will be introduced to the diversity of global foods. New ingredients and tools will be used to broaden the scope of learning. Students will be actively involved in planning, preparing, and evaluating a diverse selection of new recipes and meals. Career opportunities in the culinary field will be explored through a variety of guest speakers.

Fashion I

Semester - 1/2 credit - grades 9-12

Welcome to the exciting world of fashion and design! Great things are going to take place in our fashion lab at Goshen High School, as you create clothing and accessories that will be part of the annual Festival of the Arts Show! By using clothing and textiles as a medium for artistic expression, you will experiment with fabrics and patterns to design unique clothing to increase your wardrobe, and become a better consumer by learning how to evaluate the quality of ready-made garments. You will learn how to use a sewing machine, basic clothing construction skills, and will discover what styles and colors look best on you. We will explore possible career paths in the Fashion and Design Industry through a variety of special projects and guest speakers.

(Satisfactory completion of Fashion I + Interior Design may be used to fulfill the one credit of Art/Music required for graduation).

Fashion II

Prerequisite: Fashion I - Semester - 1/2 credit - grades 10-12

This course will provide students with the opportunity to use clothing and textiles as a medium for artistic expression. It is designed to build upon skills acquired in the prerequisite course Fashion I. The main focus will be on clothing construction, including the selection of patterns and fabrics, pattern alterations, organization of work time and details of construction. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their completed projects in the annual Festival of the Arts Show! Career paths in the Fashion and Design Industry will be explored through a variety of projects and guest speakers.

Fashion III

Prerequisite: Fashion II - Semester - 1/2 credit - grades 10-12

This advanced level course is designed to build upon the basic garment construction skills acquired in Fashion II. This is a class offering students the opportunity to continue developing clothing construction skills through a variety of advanced projects. Students will be able to create original garments and unique accessories. In addition, students will continue to explore the world of fashion –from fashion history to today’s fashion industry through a variety of activities, guest speakers, and participation in the annual Festival of the Arts Show!

Family Living

Grades 10, 11, 12 - Semester - 1/2 credit

To prepare students for the potential future role as a parent, this class will address many topics necessary to make an informed decision about this lifelong commitment and to become a caring, responsible citizen. Topics will include: the need to care for one’s personal health, informed decision making about personal life styles, positive ways to meet the needs of a child at various stages of development, the characteristics of different parenting styles, and the cultural aspects of parenting. Through a variety of special projects and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to apply the principles learned.

Interior Design

Semester - 1/2 credit - grades 9-12

This is an exciting new course for students who are interested in exploring the creative world of interior design. Through hands-on activities, students will explore the elements and principles of design, color schemes, textiles, housing styles, floor plans, furniture arrangement, and creating accessories to enhance room design. Career paths in the interior design industry will be explored through a variety of classroom projects and guest speakers.

(Satisfactory completion of Interior Design + Fashion I may be used to fulfill the one credit of Art/Music required for graduation).