Criminal Justice Academy

This program is designed to help students acquire the investigation, analytical, and communication skills required by careers in the legal profession. These professions could include the fields of law enforcement, the court system, and the correctional system.

Course Sequence:

10th Grade: Criminal Justice Operations 1
11th Grade: Criminal Justice Operations 2
12th Grade: Criminal Justice Operations 3 & 4

Certifications Offered: 

  • AHA First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Criminal Justice Standards and training Commission Specialized Training Program Course numbers:
    • 732 - Traffic Control Officer for Civilians
    • 1132 - Parking Enforcement Specialist for Civilians
    • 1133 - Selective Traffic Enforcement Program for Civilians (includes Traffic Crash Investigator and Public Service Aide)

Certification Resources:

  • Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Textbook
  • Corrections Basic Recruit Training Textbook
  • High Liability Training Textbook

Possible Career Tracks:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Forensics Investigator
  • Forensics Analyst

Affiliated Clubs: 

  • Forensics Club
  • Law Honor Society
  • Mock Trial Team

Fire Fighting

The content of the fire science curriculum is based on nationally accepted Fire Fighting 1 standards established by the National Fire Protection Association. Additional hours beyond the regular school day are required in order to be ready to sit for the state test and enter Fire Fighter 2.

Course Sequence:

10th Grade: Firefighter 1
11th Grade: Firefighter 2
12th Grade: Firefighter 3 and three periods of Public Service*

*Third year Firefighting students have a unique schedule in that they spend every other school day at the Fort Myers Fire Academy in order to complete the required coursework for Fire Fighting 3. Students must provide their own transportation.

Certifications Offered: 

  • FL State Fire Fighter 1

Certification Resources:

  • IFSTA essentials 6th edition Textbook

Career Track:

  • Firefighter
  • EMT
  • Paramedic