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FCCLA - Family, Career & Community Leaders of America

    Student organization that has family as its central focus with many community service, competitive competitions, and scholarship opportunities.

    Attending the Alabama FCCLA Leadership conference this March. At this meeting, the Bob Jones FCCLA chapter will be recognized for participating in the “Children’s First” and “Families First” Community Service Projects.

    Members are also busy preparing for the State STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Event competitions. Winners will go on to compete at the national level.Bob Jones has ALWAYS had winners in various FACS related categories.


What’s Cooking in the Culinary Kitchen at Bob Jones High School?

    Darius Ringer won the District Cattleman’s Beef Cook-off and competed at the State competition in Montgomery!

    Darius Ringer, Chelsey Chaplin, Audrey Ames and Johnny Lerman made the Culinary Competition Team that competes in March.  Good Luck Team!

    The Culinary program continues to sell our Spicin’ it up with the Patriots cookbooks for $15 to raise money for our competition team and culinary program.  If you are interested, email Julie Bone at

    Our students served our Legislators and Representatives at the annual Legislative Breakfast hosted by Dr. Fowler.

    We currently have former BJHS graduates in the culinary/hospitality programs at Johnson and Wales University, Art Institute, University of Alabama, UNA, Wallace State, Virginia Tech, and Auburn.

    There are many more events yet to cater and MANY more amazing dishes to be prepared by our students!


Culinary/Hospitality and Tourism Program  

Want to become a chef or just learn to cook great food?  This is the place for you.  Interested in becoming an international tour guide?  We would love to introduce you to the world of Tourism as well!  Culinary/Hospitality and Tourism is a great way for students to explore their love for food, cooking and the tourism industry.

Hospitality and Tourism

    Explore different aspects of the industry

    Allows the students to see how the job of their dreams just may be waiting for them in Hospitality and Tourism

    Introduction to the world of Culinary!

    Baking, broiling, simmering, searing, mixing, kneading, and rising are a few of the basic techniques students will tackle in hands-on lab experiences in our state of the art commercial kitchen.

     Study kitchen safety and sanitation and have the opportunity to become Serv Safe Certified. 

Culinary Arts 1

    Takes our students to the next level

    Begin perfecting basic

    Explore the “front of the house”.

    Techniques of serving customers,

    Handling customer service concerns

    Planning large events

    Advanced Techniques - cake decorating, seafood and being a grill master. 

Culinary Arts 2

    Explore more advanced techniques

    Fresh pasta, chocolate curls, perfecting sauces, advanced cake decorating, sugar art, and many others.

    Serve as lab assistants for our Hospitality and Tourism courses

    Serve as “Executive Chefs” for large events. 


Fashion Design Studio

    The pathway is for students interested in the Fashion Industry.  Students can take the following courses in this pathway: Family & Consumer Sciences, Fashion, Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising.

    The Fashion courses take students through ALL aspects of fashion including: Fashion History, Basic Hand Sewing, Garment Construction, creating a Fashion related business plan, sketching, Visual Merchandising, and much more! 

    Fashion Merchandising students complete an internship at the Belk Department and create visual merchandising displays at local businesses.

    Most students who go through the entire fashion program go on to major in Fashion at a design school or major university. 

    Fashion students have the opportunity to take various field trips to fashion related locations. For example, a “Fashion Tour of New York City”, America’s Mart in Atlanta, “College Fashion Students for a Day” at Auburn University, and O’More College of Design in Franklin, Tennessee.

    Bob Jones is unique in that we are the only high school in the state of Alabama to offer so many levels of Fashion! Past Bob Jones students have shared that many of the skills learned in the Fashion program better prepared them for college and put them leaps and bounds above the other post-secondary students from other places.


Family Studies and Community Services Program

Food and Nutrition

    Want to study the impact of daily nutrition and wellness practices on long-term health and wellness;

    Prepare nutritious meals and snacks

    Investigate current dieting trends, eating disorders, food additives, and illnesses caused by poor eating habits

    Learn to develop healthy food and exercise

    Prepare and enjoy foods from a variety of countries and cultures

    Be in a lab, project based class that involves a lot of teamwork to gear the students toward many careers in the foods industry.


Child Development

    Develop skills related to the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of children

    Explore benefits of studying children, stages of development, child development theories, child health and safety, behavior management, child abuse, needs of exceptional children, childcare services, community resources, technology, and career opportunities related to working with children.

    Be involved in The Baby Think It Over program that is a realistic simulation of being a parent with a computerized infant that the students take home over the weekend.


Education and Training Academy

Teacher Education is among the top three professional fields of Bob Jones graduates. 

    Students in the first level of Education and Training, job shadow once a week alternating between the various grade levels of James Clemens, Discovery and Horizon with their assigned teacher mentor.  They also volunteer at Madison Premier Preschool.

    Students Teaching I Intern twice a week with chosen grade levels specific to their interest.  These students help with lessons and assist with the remediation of struggling students.

    Students in Teaching 2 intern 3 times a week at Columbia and lead lessons that are standards based and grade level appropriate.