PROGRAM INFORMATION/ACADEMY CALENDAR





WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAGNET ACADEMY PROGRAM?


The program is a college-preparatory academy within the John F. Kennedy High School.  The students in the program take most of their academic classes together (A-G requirements to be eligible for college).  The students attend a designated Law class each year.  The classes focus on various aspects of the Criminal Justice system that include local, state and federal Law Enforcement agencies,  the court system and correctional system.  Keeping healthy and fit is a goal for each student and therefore they are required to attend Physical Training (PT) all four years.  The students are required to volunteer their time at various community service events.  The program is para-military and therefore we follow that format and we have a rank structure of various ranking officers who are students.  The students are responsible for running the program  The academy staff believes in learning outside of the classroom and therefore we designate various field trips for each law class that include (Emergency Vehicle Operations; camping;  a trip to Alcatraz island; senior trip to Washington D.C.; junior trip to Los Angeles Police Department and Museum of Tolerance) Los Angeles; and more).   The program has cohorted teachers assigned to the program as well as a designated teacher and police officer from the Sacramento Police Department.



WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE PART OF THE PROGRAM?


  •  2.0 Grade Point Average (Student MUST attend after school tutoring program if below a C average).
  •  Meet A-G college entrance requirements; cohorted classes; 4 years of P.T.
  • Satisfactory citizenship grades in all classes.
  • 90% attendance in all classes.
  • 50 hours community service per year.
  • Adhere to academy guidelines at all times.
  • All incoming freshmen are required to enroll in the after-school program for the first semester.  It runs Monday-Wednesday 3:14pm-4:30pm.
  • Wear a uniform every Wednesday for inspection.
  • SAT preparatory course as juniors.  Test used by colleges to determine admission.

WHAT DOES THE ACADEMY PROVIDE?

  • Uniforms.
  • Field trips.
  • College Mentor
  • Tutoring (cadets receive 5 credits).
  • Training by Sacramento Police Department Officers in various aspects of the criminal justice system which includes crime scene investigation and management, patrol techniques, dispatch, investigative techniques, evidence collection, records management, court room procedures, mock trial, public speaking, leadership, search and seizure, air operations, driver’s education, CPR, disaster preparedness, crime prevention techniques, community policing, and more.
  • SAT preparatory class.  Test used by colleges to determine admission.

DO I NEED TO BUY ANYTHING FOR THE ACADEMY?

  • Running shoes for P.T.
  • Black leather boot ($20 at Big 5; cadets will be told which ones to buy).
  • Jacket to be purchased from the Academy ($20).



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