This course allows you to explore careers, colleges, and options after high school. Students will assess their values, interests, aptitudes, and abilities; investigate current trends and research career options in the changing job market; and interview and job shadow professionals in areas they are considering. Projects include developing a plan of action, determining career expectations, future goal setting, and creating a portfolio of skills and abilities.

This class is designed to teach skills in parenting and a background in child psychology.  The course will include information about prenatal development and the growth and development of the child to age three.  You will also learn about theories of development, as well as all aspects of development including social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and moral development.

<Culinary 101 is the first of three courses for students interested in a serious culinary and cooking experience, and those interested in exploring one of the largest employers in the U.S. – the food service / hospitality industry. Culinary 101 teaches students the skills needed for the food service industry. Students will experience culinary labs ranging from simple yet elegant to absolute gourmet. Hands-on experience is a must as well as mastery of the many technical and French terms for success in this program. Areas of study include introduction to the industry, reading and conversion of recipes, bakery and pantry production, garnishing and plate presentation, restaurant management/food cost controls, range cooking, and hot/cold food production. Students will be expected to read, take tests, complete homework assignments and complete a three-course timed meal as a final project. Students taking this course are expected to have a high level of motivation and interest in the culinary industry.The national Prostart curriculum is the base for this course.

Learn to refine the skills practiced in Culinary 101. Culinary 102 will involve mastery of cold food cooking, bakery and pastry, meats and poultry. A review of the units of study from Culinary 101 and new units in Culinary 102 will be practiced through a bi-weekly student run restaurant. Time outside of class will be required to prepare meals at home. Students must be self motivated to be successful in this class. Prostart training included.

This course is for juniors and seniors who want to continue their culinary experience. Experiences will be similar to Culinary 102 with more rigor and higher expectations for mastery. A weekly staff luncheon will be prepared by the students. A project will be completed to demonstrate mastery in a chosen area of study. Students must be self motivated to be successful in this class. Prostart training included.

Take a break from your daily routine. Plan, prepare and enjoy foods from all over the U.S. and the world! Also, learn how to evaluate nutrition information, shop for food, prepare healthy meals, and make healthy choices when eating out. Students will cook in a lab setting, take quizzes, and complete 2 projects.

Explore a variety of housing areas: architecture, use of space, color and design, home furnishings, accessorizing, energy efficiency, and housing alternatives. Learn what your housing style and preferences are by creating your own personal housing portfolio. This course covers careers in design/decorating, architecture, community development, and design for special populations. Field trips and guest speakers will highlight the course. Students will be expected to create projects for each of the units covered in class.

Peer Insights is a social inclusion class that builds bridges between people with and without disabilities. This class addresses the social needs of students with special needs, and helps all students develop social connections and friendships. Peer Insights promotes an awareness in all students of the social diversity of HHS’s student population. Through peer interaction, daily learning activities, speakers, and individual and class projects students learn about disabilities. This class is open to all students – those with significant learning challenges and mainstream students.