Justice is a two year program for juniors and seniors who are
interested in one of the many careers in a law related
occupation. Such careers may include police officer,
sheriff’s deputy, state police, FBI officer, detective,
lawyer, judge, corrections officer, probation officer,
security officer, forensics, or even a counselor.
The criminal justice program is a dual enrollment class.
Students have the opportunity to receive up to 12 college
credits while in this program. The following college courses
will be taught during the two-year period. Introduction
to Criminal Justice, which is an overview of the Criminal
Justice system and lays the foundation for the entire
to Law Enforcement, which focuses more specifically on
police work and different authorities the enforce our laws. Substance Use and Abuse,
which focuses on
the categories of drugs and how these drugs affect our
bodies, minds and communities.
Intervention which focuses on crimes such as domestic
violence, sexual assault, child abuse, school violence,
terrorism, etc. Lastly, for those who qualify and wish to
participate, and internship
is available. For those not participating in the internship
to corrections will be covered. There will be very
little written homework given. However, students will be
responsible for keeping up with current
events relating to criminal justice and leading a
discussion on them to the class on a daily basis.
Much of our time is spent in the classroom learning about
the criminal justice system. Therefore, there will be quite
a bit of writing involved. However, we will take field trips
to court, jail, etc. and also have law enforcement
professionals visit the classroom to do hands on activities.
As a result of our close relationship with professionals in
the law enforcement community, students with a criminal
background and/ or other behavioral programs should not
apply to this program.