The National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences Education (NASAFACS), an affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS) Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), first began development of national standards for family and consumer sciences in May 1995.
The project to develop national standards created an atmosphere that celebrated the variety that exists among state philosophies and blended multiple approaches to standards and educational delivery systems. The resulting work became a powerful tool for showcasing the movement from home economics, with an emphasis on technical homemaking skills, to Family and Consumer Sciences Education, with its focus on broader family and society issues, and provided significant new direction for the field.
In Rockwood, the Family and Consumer Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to think critically,
assume responsibility, develop dependability, honesty, and integrity;
and become contributing members of society. Find out more about FACS in Rockwood.
Learn more about the National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences standards.