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21st Century Home Economics (High School)

High School Version

This version is a series of 4 subjects that are each 7 weeks. Our semesters are 15 weeks long. 
  • Session 1 On The Home Front
  • Session 2 Cooking for A Crowd
  • Session 3 Your Digital Life
  • Session 4 Online Communication Skills
Primary Tutor: Jennifer Garbutt

Registering for a mini class:
Tuition: $70 per session
Materials Fee:  $5 per session
Duration: 7 weeks

On The Home Front

  • 08/28  maximizing your new space with a mini budget (organization)
  • 09/04  stocking your pantry, fridge, & wardrobe
  • 09/11  creature comforts, personal boundaries, & successful friendships
  • 09/18  finding your personal style & washing it / how to throw a party
  • 09/25  Safe Servers: basic kitchen food handling skills & safety
  • 10/02  emergency sewing: buttons, backpacks, & camping gear
  • 10/09  basic DIY home & car repairs

Cooking for A Crowd

What do you need to know to establish yourself in a new community? How do you want to live? Is a gym membership a luxury or a necessity for you? In this mini session the teens will examine and plan how to handle the costs of living in the 21st Century.


  • 10/16  planning a theme party & catering skills
  • 10/23  fundraising “beyond the bake sale”
  • 10/30  Easy showstopping desserts demo
  • 11/06  Gadgets, goodies, life hacks, handy helpers from Ikea’s basement
  • 11/13  International Foods Taste & See
  • 11/20  Create a signature holiday dish

"Your Digital Life"

(..what you need to know before you graduate )
  • 01/08 Understanding Utilities, ISPs, and Cell phone contracts
  • 01/15 Bills, Banking, Health Care, Housing do's & Don't's
  • 01/22 Electronics as toys & tools
  • 01/29 Safety, Security, or Scam?
  • 02/05 (M)assive (O)pen (O)nline (C)ourses or How to take an online class
  • 01/12 MMORPG v MMO do you? Should you?
  • 02/19 "Hack Your Life" aka Making sense of the digital world.

Online Communications

  • 02/29    Etiquette: How to & Not to talk to strangers
  • 03/04*   From Vine to outline; a discussion on first impressions and intentions
  • 03/11*   Storyboarding your resume
  • 03/18*  Production of video resumes
  • 04/01   Evaluation of student videos
  • 04/15   Creating a webinar
  • 04/22   Attend and present at an international webinar during classtime
  • 04/29  This day will be kept free to adjust the schedule as needed.
* One of these dates will be rescheduled to accommodate Campus Harvest