6305 118th Ave. N, Largo
(727) 538-7410, ext. 2120
To attend this program, parents must submit an online application during the Application Period. The Application Period usually takes place in January.
This four-year program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in law, law enforcement and other criminal justice-related fields. Students will learn about police operations, court and corrections procedures, civil law and forensic science investigations.
The Criminal Justice Academy program at Pinellas Park High School is an academically rigorous program in which students participate in honors or Advanced Placement (AP) level courses in math, science, social studies or language arts. In addition, students in this program participate in elective courses which may include technology, world language, or other honors and AP level academic electives. Students who typically do well in this program earn mostly As and Bs on their report cards, maintaining a 2.5 average and earn a score of 325 or higher on their FSA mathematics and language arts assessments. Students new to Pinellas County Schools who do not have an FSA score, can look at their standardized test scores from their previous school to determine if they have at least a 4 stanine or higher in both reading/language arts and mathematics.
Once enrolled in the program, students must attend all classes regularly, maintain a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 in 9th grade, 2.3 in 10th grade and 2.5 in 11th and 12th grades as well as abide by the Code of Student Conduct. Falling below these expectations may result in placement on probation and/or dismissal from the program. Please review the District Application Program Procedures available on the Pinellas County Schools website for further information.