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  • Big Sky High School Family and Consumer Science

    Welcome to Big Sky Family and Consumer Science!

    Big Sky FCS has two instructors for our department.  Mary Fillmore, department chair, and Erica Ramsey, who divides her time between FCS and also is the FRC director for the school.  

    Currently, Big Sky offers a hospitality and tourism career pathway for our students.  All classes in our department are semester long with .50 credit per class.  Prerequisites are posted below in the class description.

    Classes offered at Big Sky are:

    Food and Nutrition 1--available for all four class levels.

    We offer basic instruction on measuring, how to read and follow directions (recipes), safety and sanitation, with a variety of labs. Some of the exciting labs are safety and sanitation, quick breads, fruits and vegetables, poultry, beef and baking.

    We offer nutrition education along with the units/labs.

    There is a $20 lab fee required for this class which is due the first week of the semester.

    Food and Nutrition 2-- Prerequisites include:  Both FN 1 with a C or better and Hospitality Tourism 1 with a C or better.  Class is limited to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.  

    We offer advanced instruction on measuring, advanced recipes and techniques, careers, and catering. Some of the exciting labs are yeast breads and baking/pastries.

    There is a $20 lab fee required for this class which is due the first week of the semester.

    Culinary Arts and Catering--11th and 12th grade students with the following prerequisites:

    The following four classes:

    for 11th and 12th graders who have taken/passed Food and Nutrition 1 and Food and Nutrition 2 with a B or better.

    We offer catering projects and discuss a variety of careers.  We also offer a great opportunity for students to train and test for a ServSafe certificate. 

    There is a $20 lab fee required for this class which is due the first week of the semester.

    Adult Roles and Responsibilities-- for 12th graders.

    Students will learn about themselves, family dynamics, dating, marriage, parenting, financial literacy and consumerism. 

    Hospitality & Tourism 1

    This course introduces students to an industry that encompasses lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusements, attractions, and food/beverage operations.  Students will explore the history of the hospitality and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for success in the industry.


    For the 2023-2024 school year we will likely see some changes to our curriculum.  We are looking at offering Early Child Education, Child & Adolescent Development (with possible dual credit) and Education 101--prerequisite B or better in Early Child and Child Adol Dev (possible dual credit).

    If these new classes are offered, we most likely will lose ARR and Hosp/ Tour both 1 and 2.