PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN SERVICES SYLLABUS and INFORMATION SHEET
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!!!!
This laboratory course will enable students to investigate careers in the human services career
cluster including Counseling and Mental Health, Health Science, Early Childhood Development,
Family and Community, and Personal Care Services, Interior Design and Fashion Design. Each student is expected to complete the knowledge and skills essentials for success in high skill, high wage, or high demand human services careers.
The Career and Technical Student Organization associated with the class is Family.
Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). This Organization is available for all
POHS students. There will be an information meeting and information will be available for your
students. Local/State/National Dues apply. ($35 yearly, AND INCLUDES THE SHIRT)
✓ 1-inch HARD SIDED binder any color. Plastic sleeve on the front will allow students more
✓ Set of 10 dividers with tabs
✓ Writing implements (pen/pencil)
✓ 1 Box of Tissue
✓ 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer (medium)
✓ Set of Earbuds or Earphones for Computer lab days✓
µ For the Clothing Repair Section: Small Sewing Kit and 3 pieces (more if they want a bigger project) of FELT (Can be found at Walmart)
✓ NOTE: throughout the year there also will be various projects where students might need to
purchase additional materials. EXAMPLES: poster board, Foam core board and any other project decorating items that they would like to use and a boiled egg for the baby project. Advance notice will be given before these materials will be needed.
MAJOR TOPICS COVERED –All Topics will include discussions of related careers
- Career and Technical Education
- Getting along with others
- Conflict Resolution
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Professional dress and grooming, basic clothing repair
- Family Nutrition
- Family Crisis Management
- Child Development
- Stress Reduction and Time Management
- Family Roles
- Mental Health and Counseling
- Fashion Design
- Interior Design
- Many More Topics related to Life and Careers in these areas
Grades will be based on the FOLLOWING and will follow the DISTRICT grading guidelines of 60% minor grades
and 40% major grades.
60% Grades include, but are not limited to:
- Class Participation in all activities
- Portfolio (Binder Upkeep)
- Daily Assignments including Journaling, Partner work, Individual work etc.
- Completing ALL assignments to the best of the Student’s ability
- Making PROGRESS!!!!
40% Grades include, but are not limited to:
- Major Projects (There are MANY during this course)
- Unit Tests
- Required Papers
µ LATE WORK is ACCEPTED (NOT ENCOURAGED), BUT A PENALTY OF 5 POINTS PER CALENDAR DAY WILL BE TAKEN OFF THE GRADE THEY ACTUALLY MAKE ON THE ASSIGNMENT!!!!!!!
I CONTACT PARENTS/GUARDIANS for:
- Positive accomplishments
- Failing Grades
- Attitude Adjusting
- Missing work
- Poor Work Ethic
I also will contact COACHES, BAND DIRECTORS and other EXTRA CURRICULAR ADVISORS!
WE ARE ALL A TEAM!
PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENT THAT THERE IS A STRICT B.Y.O.D ( BRING YOUR OWN
DEVICE) POLICY IN THIS CLASS. ONCE THESE RULES HAVE BEEN EXPLAINED, THERE WILL
BE NO USE OF THEIR DEVICES UNLESS SPECIFIC PERMISSION HAS BEEN GRANTED! I will
follow the District Policy to the letter!
I ALSO STRICTLY ENFORCE THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE AS OUTLINED BY THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT AND THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, TIA SIMMONS.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. My conference is 8th Block, at the end of the day. If you need me to contact you, please call or email! Thank you in advance…it’s going to be a GREAT YEAR!
Kimberly Baker, M.Ed email@example.com
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