High School Students

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills. Students are prepared for further education and careers in all five pathways within the Law, Public Safety and Security Career Cluster through project-based, hands-on learning activities. Practical skills and field exercises include: courtroom demeanor and testifying, report writing, identification, collection and preservation of evidence, interviewing techniques, radio communications, patrol techniques, traffic direction, traffic crash investigations, defensive tactics, CPR, First Aid, and fingerprinting. Students have the opportunity to earn industry certification as Public Service Aides (PSA), as well as Accredited Legal Secretaries (ALS). College credit opportunities are an available benefit for eligible Criminal Justice Academy students through articulation agreements with local colleges and universities. All students applying to these programs must meet the following eligibility criteria: 2.5 GPA. Background checks may be conducted on applicants. 

Choice*
Glades Central Community High
Lake Worth Community High

In-House (You can only apply to the in-house program if you reside in the schools zone)
Atlantic Community High
Forest Hill Community High
Jupiter Community High
Santaluces Community High

*For details regarding specific programs offered at each school, please see the Choice Programs Booklet