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Criminal Justice Academy

From the courtroom to the crime lab and beyond, the Criminal Justice Academy will prepare you for a career in Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

Want to know what really goes into a criminal investigation? Interested in learning how an attorney prepares for a trial? How do DNA labs work? The Criminal Justice Academy will show you the inner workings of the criminal justice system, including an examination of the psychology, science, ethics and techniques that underpin law enforcement. Whether you’re interested in majoring in pre-law and going to law school, becoming a police officer or private security professional, or working on the scientific end of criminal investigations, the Criminal Justice Academy will help you get started in this most exciting field.

College credits: 15—18 plus any additional credits earned through AP or college-level courses
Field work: 100-hour immersive field experience including opportunities for training with law enforcement, fire and/or public safety, and the legal system
Career paths: Law, Public Safety, Forensics, Investigative Work

Criminal Justice topics include:

  • Criminal justice
  • Law enforcement
  • Forensics
  • Legal system
  • Public safety

Learn the inner workings of the Criminal Justice System.

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Sample Student Schedule

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Math Algebra I /
Geometry /
Algebra II
Algebra II /
English English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
Social Studies World History United States History I United States History II AP Psychology
Science Biology Chemistry Physics
Physical Education Physical Education 9 Physical Education 10 Physical Education 11 Physical Education 12
World Language Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Open Elective
Elective Introduction to Criminal Justice/
Forensic Science
Sociology Criminal Justice System Business Law
Elective Personal Finance Visual and Performing Arts Requirement Government, Law, and Politics Introduction to Security
Required Classes
Suggested Courses
Academy Specific Courses