Program Description
Criminal Justice prepares students for employment in the law enforcement field. The objectives of this course are to encourage law-abiding behavior; to develop informed and responsible citizens; to teach critical thinking and organizational skills; to foster qualities of self-reliance, individual discipline, and leadership. The program prepares students for immediate entry into the private security field, corrections and loss prevention, and provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience toward a college degree in law enforcement. Classroom instruction, field trips, and shadowing experiences are all important components of this program.

Possible Certifications and College Credits
6 college credits towards an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice through an articulation agreement with the College of Southern Maryland. (CJS1015 and CJS2010)

Course Sequence
Criminal Justice 1
Criminal Justice 2
Criminal Justice 3

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Elective Criminal Justice I Criminal Justice II Criminal Justice III
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Criminal Justice I Criminal Justice II Criminal Justice III
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy
 Elective Criminal Justice III
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Criminal Justice III
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective  Elective  Science Requirement

 

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School