The Justice Academy will introduce students to the American legal system, ensure academic achievement, and instill social and moral accountability.
Students will be prepared for career pathways and college majors in:
Justice Academy students will:
Course Outline Includes:
Freshmen Year: Contemporary Issues
Students will be guided through the exploration of social issues and will utilize class discussion, collaborative work, restorative questioning techniques, and social advocacy. Students emerge from this course able to critically examine social justice issues relevant to their lives and recognize themselves as potential agents for positive change in their community.
Sophomore Year: Justice Academy 1
This course focuses on childhood development, psychology, criminal profiling, and current issues in local and national news.
Junior Year: Justice Academy 2
This course teaches students about Constitutional Law and how it relates to current issues. Students will take a very broad look at the history of US law, legal reform, Constitutional amendments, and social justice. Students will learn persuasive and argumentative speaking techniques.
Students have several choices as their capstone course in the Justice Academy.
Government: We the People - students will prepare to debate Constitutional Law in a district wide completion. Senior Justice Academy students are encouraged and expected to participate.
Mock Trial - Students participate in rehearsed trials to learn about the legal system in a competitive manner.
ROC/CTEC: Law Enforcement Training and Fire Technology