Human Services



Grades 9-10           1/2 credit

This class is required in order to provide students with the skills they will need to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The student will learn about the relationship of physical, mental, and social health. Topics covered will include making healthy choices throughout the life span, prevention of infectious disease, and issues related to reproductive health, including sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. This course is in compliance with Michigan’s ACT 226, a graduation requirement.

Child Development I & II

Grades 10-12           1/2 credit

This course examines personal readiness to become a parent and important issues related to raising healthy children and building positive parent-child relationships. Every student learns the importance of being an informed parent. Course content includes prenatal care and development, birth process, and care of newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Students learn skills to help children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. A laboratory experience will be included.

Family Living

Grades 11-12            1/2 credit

This course will prepare students to handle the challenges of adult life. Students will develop an understanding of self and identify what builds good relationships. Topics include getting married, family structures, responsibilities of parenthood and handling family crises. Basic life management skills of health, nutrition and money management will also be included.

Personal and Culinary Services I

Grades 10-12           1 credit

This class concentrates on basic cooking and serving skills for the food service industry as related to restaurant service. Students will learn and practice:
Preparing for a Successful Career, Successful Customer Relations, Preparing and Serving Safe Food, Preventing Accidents and Injuries, Kitchen Basics, Foodservice Equipment, Nutrition, Breakfast Foods and Sandwiches, Working with People, Salads & Garnishes, Business Math, Fruits & Vegetables, Controlling Foodservice Costs.

This class will prepare you for an entry level position in the food service industry. If you take this class may be eligible to compete in culinary competitions at FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and the High School Chef’s Challenge. Personal and Culinary Services II is offered to those who are serious about a career in the food service industry – let your counselor know; you must pass this class with a C to be eligible to take the second course. THIS COURSE MEETS THE MICHIGAN STANDARDS FOR A REQUIRED SENIOR MATH CREDIT.

Personal and Culinary Services II-III

Grades: 11-12           2 credits
Prerequisite: Must have had a C or better in Personal and Culinary Services I

This class concentrates on furthering your foodservice skills. Students will learn and practice skills in:
History of Food Service, Potatoes & Grains, The Lodging Industry, The Art of Service, Desserts & Baked Goods, Marketing and Menu, Purchasing & Inventory Control, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Standard Accounting Practices, Stocks, Soups & Sauces, Tourism and the Retail Industry, Communicating with Customers, and ServSafe certification.

The students in this class are expected to work together on out of class projects such as: The Taste of Christmas, The Taste of Gaylord, Community Connect, and other various projects. If you take this class you may be eligible to compete in culinary competitions at FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and the Annual High School Chef’s Challenge. THIS COURSE MEETS THE MICHIGAN STANDARDS FOR A REQUIRED SENIOR MATH CREDIT.

Reading Tutor Lab

Grade 11-12           1/2 credit
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 9 and 10 and consistent, regular attendance.

Reading Tutor Lab is a hands-on class that trains the high school student to tutor a child at the K-3 level. After high school classroom language instruction in the five Language Arts, identifying various learning styles, and learning to tutor young children, the high school student is matched with an elementary student. The students will then travel daily to the elementary school to apply the skills they have learned. Tutors will be graded by observation, journals, letters, and special projects. This class may be repeated for elective credit.

Co-operative Work Experience

Grade 12           1/2-1 credit

Students who find employment in the hospitality field may receive co-operative work experience credit. To qualify, a student must be enrolled in one of the Hospitality classes and be a senior in good standing for graduation.