Two smiling students participating in the middle school culinary competition

Shallots sizzle in the pan while tomatoes are chopped. The middle school cooking battle begins. Students from the middle schools in Lake Washington School District competed for culinary supremacy. 



    Human Services Program

    Careers in this program are related to family and consumer services. This includes:

    • Counseling/mental health
    • Early childhood development
    • Personal care
    • Lodging
    • Recreation
    • Amusement/attractions
    • Travel and tourism
    • Teaching/training
    • Restaurant and food/beverage
    • Administration
    • Support services

    JHS student reads to elementary school studentsIs this Pathway for you?

    • Are you open-minded when helping others solve problems?
    • Are you self-motivated?
    • Are you interested in helping others?
    • Are you compassionate and empathetic?
    • Do you have a desire for a career in public service?
    • Do you have a desire to understand and implement systems?
    • Do you have an interest in human development and behavior?
    • Do you have a desire to provide justice?

    Program Information

    LWSD Elective Recommendations

    • Consumer Services Pathway
      • Consumer Life Skills
      • Independent Living
    • Early Childhood Development & Services Pathway
      • Child Development*
      • Child Lab*
      • Child Psychology*
      • Dual Life Skills
    • Family & Community Services Pathway
      • AP® Psychology
      • Psychology
    • Health Informatics Pathway
      • Family Health Education
      • Health*
    • Professional Support Services Pathway
      • American Sign Language*
      • American Sign Language (WANIC)
      • Teaching Academy (WANIC)

    • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions Pathway
      • Event Planning, Hospitality, & Tourism (WANIC)
      • Leadership
    • Restaurants & Food/Beverage Services Pathway
      • Exploring Foods
      • Foods
      • Foods & Culinary Foundations
      • International Foods
      • Culinary Arts*
      • Culinary Arts/Catering*
      • Foods: Farm to Table
      • Gourmet Foods
      • International Foods
      • Prostart
      • Bakery & Pastry Arts (WANIC)
      • Culinary Arts (WANIC)
    • Therapeutic Services Pathway
      • Food Science*
    • Visual Arts Career Pathway
      • Interior Design
    * These Courses qualify for CTE Dual Credit

    Connecting Career Pathways through Student Leadership

    CTSO Options

    • FCCLA
    • HOSA
    • TSA

    Local Leadership Opportunities

    • ASL National Honor Society
    • Culinary Competitions
    • Farmer's Markets
    • Garden Club
    • Healthcare Career Nights
    • Imagine Tomorrow
    • Knowledge Bowl
    • Teen CEO

      Possible Careers to Explore

      • Child, family or school social worker
      • Consumer credit counselor
      • Consumer goods/services retailing representative/buyer
      • Cosmetologist, hairdresser or hairstylist
      • Director of childcare facility
      • Leisure activities counselor
      • Parent educator
      • Personal financial advisor
      • Personal or home care aide
      • Preschool teacher
      • Nutritionist or Dietician
      • Recreation worker
      • School counselor
      • Sociologist
      • Social services worker
      • Teacher
      • And more

      Health Services Program of Study by High School

      CTE Program logo: Education & Training

      CTE Program logo: Health Science

      CTE Program logo: Hospitality & Tourism

      CTE Program logo: Human Services logo