The Life Management Department at Montville High School is dedicated to teaching students about practical life issues as a means to improve the quality of individual and family life and in preparation for higher education and careers. The knowledge and skills taught in our classes emphasize human growth and development, food and nutrition, decision making, and resource management. It is based on the belief that education can empower individuals, strengthen families, and improve communities.Culinary classes introduce students to nutrition, food preparation, and career skills and include Basic Foods, Culinary 1 and 2, World of Food, and Culinary Café.
The Child Development classes focus on preparing future parents for the responsibilities and joys of parenting and also for careers with children. Classes include Parenting/Birth to Three, Preschool, Teaching the Young Child, and ECE Human Development.
The Life Skills classes develop knowledge and skills necessary to succeed during high school and beyond graduation. The focus is on understanding oneself, strengthening relationships, and independent living, including Teen Living, Single Survival, and Personal Finance.
The Personal Finance graduation requirement is offered through the Life Management Department and emphasizes a basic understanding of money management, financial decision making, and consumer skills.
College credit can be earned through the Child Development and Culinary sequences of classes and also through the ECE Human Development class.