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Schalmont Central School District
Imran Abbasi, Principal
Nicole Martyn, Assistant Principal
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1 Sabre Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306 • Phone: 518.355.6110 Fax: 518.355.8720

2017-18 Course Guide

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Family and Consumer Science

The mission of the Family and Consumer Science Department is to help students become competent, self-reliant, confident and caring individuals while managing their personal lives, family and careers.

Chef’s Class

Prerequisite – None
½ Year – ½ Credit
Grade 10

This is a beginning-level cooking class for students who either wish to pursue careers in the food industry as nutritionists, dieticians, or chefs, or just want to learn how to cook for themselves.

Advanced Chef’s Class

Prerequisite – None
½ Year – ½ Credit
Grade 11

This course is filled with competition and challenges for the serious or very interested young chef. Using today’s food interests and some of TV’s game show-like style, student’s learn to improve their cooking skills and widen their food interests.

Child Development

Prerequisite – None
½ Year – ½ Credit
Grade 11

This course is recommended for students interested in careers in education, nursing, counseling, or human services. Baby simulators are used as a class project and provide a challenging “parenting” experience. The course studies children’s growth and development from birth through adolescence.

Child Psychology

Prerequisite – None
 ½ Year – ½ Credit
Grade 11

Topics of discussion and research include learning disabilities, intelligence, attachment and bonding, social and emotional development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also study leading theories in the field of child psychology.

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Department Coordinators

  • English, 9-12:
    Kevin Curtin x3510
  • Math, 9-12:
    Natalie Casalinuovo x3504
  • Music, K-12"
    Mike Christy x3021
  • Science, 9-12:
    Becky Remis x3560
  • Social Studies:
    9-12 Adam Dolan x3521
  • Foreign Language 7-12:
    Fred Orlando x3529

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