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 Four Year Educational Plan for Criminal Justice Academy Students
 
  • Electives can be chosen from any of the courses offered at Pinellas Park High School including foreign languages, band, art, computers, etc.
  • Remember there are honors and regular levels available in the academic courses.

 

 

9th

10th

11th

12th

Regular Progression

·       English 1

·       Biology 1

·       Algebra 1

·       World Cultural Geography

·       Criminal Justice Operations 1

·       Foreign Language Elective 1

·       Fine Arts Elective

·       English 2

·       Chemistry

·       Geometry

·       World History

·       Criminal Justice Operations 2

·       HOPE

·       Foreign Language Elective 2

·       English 3

·       Physics/Marine Science/Anatomy and Physiology

·       Math for College Readiness

·       US History

·       Criminal Justice Operations 3

·       Online Course Requirement

·       Criminal Justice Elective

·       English 4/Florida College Prep

·       Physics/Marine Science/Anatomy and Physiology

·       Algebra 2

·       Economics/American Government

·       Criminal Justice Operations 4

·       Criminal Justice Elective

·       Elective

 

Honors Progression without Advanced Placement

·       English 1 Honors

·       Biology 1 Honors

·       Algebra 1

·       AP Human Geography/World Cultural Geography

·       Criminal Justice Operations 1

·       Foreign Language Elective 1

·       Fine Arts Elective

·       English 2 Honors

·       Chemistry Honors

·       Geometry Honors

·       World History Honors

·       Criminal Justice Operations 2

·       HOPE

·       Foreign Language Elective 2

·       English 3 Honors

·       Physics Honors/Marine Science Honors/Anatomy and Physiology Honors

·       Algebra 2 Honors/Pre-Calculus Honors

·       US History

·       Criminal Justice Operations 3

·       Online Course Requirement

·       Criminal Justice Elective

 

·       English 4 Honors

·       Physics Honors/Marine Science Honors/Anatomy and Physiology Honors

·       Math for College Readiness/Probability & Statistics/Calculus Honors

·       Economics Honors/American Government Honors

·       Criminal Justice Operations 4

·       Criminal Justice Elective

·       Elective

 

Honors Progress with Advanced Placement /Dual Enrollment or previous high school credit

·       English 2 Honors

·       Biology 1 Honors

·       Geometry Honors/Algebra 2 Honors

·       AP Human Geography

·       Criminal Justice Operations 1

·       Foreign Language Elective 1

·       Fine Arts Elective

·       English 3 Honors

·       Chemistry Honors

·       Pre-Calculus Honors/Algebra 2 Honors

·       AP World History

·       Criminal Justice Operations 2

·       HOPE

·       Foreign Language Elective 2

·       AP Language and Composition/*Composition 1/*Composition 2

·       AP Environmental Science/AP Biology

·       AP Calculus AB/Calculus Honors//*College Algebra/*Statistics

·       AP US History

·       Criminal Justice Operations 3

·       Online Course Requirement

·       Criminal Justice Elective

 

·       AP Literature and Composition/*Composition 1/*Composition 2

·       AP Environmental Science/AP Biology

·       AP Calculus BC/*College Algebra/Statstics

·       AP Macroeconomics/ AP Microeconomics/*American National Government/*International Relations

·       Criminal Justice Operations 4

·       Criminal Justice Elective

·       Off Campus Dual Enrollment

 


* Denotes dual enrollment

- CJA Elective Courses include: Court Procedures, Speech 1 and 2, Sociology, Forensics, African-American History, St. Petersburg Cadet Program (Dual Enrollment)

THE SPECIALIZED COURSES AT CJA

The Criminal Justice Academy presents a significant selection of specialized courses for its students.

Criminal Justice I (9th) & Criminal Justice II (10th):  These courses are required for freshmen and sophomores.  They are overviews of the entire American legal system introducing the basic features of the criminal justice system and the court system.  Students become familiar with the wide range of law-related careers. Students in these courses learn skills including reading the Miranda Rights, proper handcuffing techniques, firearms safety and use, and traffic stops. 

In 11th grade, students will take Criminal Justice III:  This year-long course will be taken by all juniors.  CJA III covers a variety of subjects such a criminal investigations and forensic analysis. Students in this course will learn skills including forensic photography, fingerprinting, and crime scene sketching. 

In 12th grade, students take two classes each semester.  Criminal Justice IV is required year-long course that will be taken by all seniors. In this senior level course, students will learn skills including traffic crash investigation and will learn more in-depth court and trial procedures.  

Each senior will also choose two of the following semester courses in addition to CJA IV.

*Courses currently under review, subject to change.

  • Court Procedures (12th):  Gives students opportunities to take part in mock trials and learn proper courtroom etiquette and processes.
  • Sociology* (11th-12th):  Sociology is an academic look at the make-up of society.  A key element of the course will be the unit on criminology.
  • Speech* (9th-12th):  The skill to communicate is vital in all law-related careers.  This class works with students on techniques to covey facts and ideas effectively.
  • Speech II (9th – 12th):  Expansion of fundamental skills covered in Speech I.
  • Public Service Directed Study (12th):  Students will have the opportunity to complete two, semester-long internships at law enforcement agencies, attorneys’ offices, etc.

*Sociology and Speech can be taken before 12th grade if a student wishes.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

For the student who wants to achieve at the highest academic levels while in high school, the Criminal Justice Academy and Pinellas Park High School offers eleven college level courses.  There are two types of college courses.  Advanced Placement is the designation for highly respected national program of college courses.  Dual Credit courses can be transferred to any college.  The Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses at PPHS include:

 

American History                                           English Language & Composition

American National Government                    English Literature

Biology                                                           Environmental Science

Calculus                                                         European History

Chemistry                                                       International Relations

College Algebra                                          

Physics

 


 
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