Scholar of Family and Consumer Sciences



Culinary Arts

Textile Construction I Culinary Arts I
Textile Construction II Culinary Arts II
Design Studio (2 credits) Café V (ProStart)
Fashion Analysis and Design Pick four credits from list of approved options:

  • Family Consumer Science (ninth-grade year only)
  • Child Development
  • Personal and Career Exploration
  • Textile Construction I
  • Textile Construction II
  • Design Studio (2 credits)
  • Fashion Analysis and Design
  • Interior Design
Interior Design
Pick two credits from list of approved options:

  • Family Consumer Science (ninth-grade year only)
  • Child Development
  • Personal and Career Exploration
  • Culinary Arts I
  • Culinary Arts II
  • Café V (ProStart)
  1. Must take at least 8 credits of courses from the Family and Consumer Sciences department.
  2. Must complete one of the two articulated Family and Consumer Sciences career and technology strands offered at Valley High School – Design or Culinary Arts.
  3. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.5.
  4. Have a GPA of 4.0 in the courses listed above.
  5. Actively participate for at least one year in the Family and Consumer Science Department Career and Technical Student Organization – FCCLA.
  6. Must take the semester exams in all scholar track courses without Pass/No Pass.
  7. Must exhibit a “Capstone” experience.

The Capstone experience for each Scholar will be a project that exhibits a deep level of understanding of their area of interest. This Capstone will be the synthesis of the important content, skills, or knowledge that are of vital significance and importance in the Scholar’s area of focus. The Capstone will be evaluated through the lenses of three standards: a) Construction of Knowledge, b) Elaborate Written Communication, and c) Connections to the Student’s Life. Students will develop a Capstone proposal based on the following criteria:

Standard 1: Construction of Knowledge

The task asks students to interpret, analyze synthesize, or evaluate information in writing about a topic, rather than merely reproduce information. To score high, the task should require interpretation, analysis, syntheses, or evaluation of information that goes deeper than simple familiarity with the information.

Standard 2: Elaborated Written Communication*

The task asks students to draw conclusions or make generalizations or arguments and support them through extended writing. There is an explicit call for generalization AND support. The task asks students to draw conclusions or to make generalizations or arguments using narrative or expository writing, AND to substantiate them with examples, summaries, illustrations, details, or reasons.

*Elaborated communication may be most often evident in essays or research papers, but may take other forms.

Standard 3: Connections to Students’ Lives

The task asks students to connect the topic to their lives. The task asks students to connect the topic to experience, observations, feelings, or situations significant in their lives using narrative or expository writing.

The individual Capstone proposal must be approved in May of the junior year. A presentation of the Capstone experience will be adjudicated prior to May 15 of the senior year by a jury of three composed of their Capstone adviser, a Valley administrator, and a teaching and learning administrator (as available).

The Capstone adviser will meet with their team of assigned scholars. A topical agenda with timeline will guide the process. This will be explained to all participants during the September large group meeting.

Items of Note:

  1.  Scholar tracks require participation in FCCLA – Career Technical Student Organization associated with FCS.
  2. A student may be able to scholar in both tracks.