Law & Public Safety Concentration
The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security concentration is designed for students interested in all aspects of law enforcement and criminology. The purpose of the Law and Public Safety program is to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and how such behaviors impact society. Students will discover psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with human behavior, as well as, how such behaviors impact human society at large. It is hoped that by students taking the Human Behavior and Sociology courses, they will acquire perceptions of the world around them, insights into one's own behavior, and an appreciation of the complexity of human behavior as it pertains to societal structures. In addition, this program culminates in the pupil’s Senior year with classes, Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology, being taken through Passaic County Community College. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. Possible careers related to this concentration are Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Emergency, and Fire Management Services and Security and Protective Services among others. Students will be placed with a mentor/adviser to monitor and guide their progress through the Career Academy.
Passaic County Community College Options
- Introduction to Criminal Justice - after school through Passaic County Community College or concurrently during the school day - 3 college credit
- Criminology - after school through Passaic County Community College - 3 college credits
Associated extra-curricular clubs
- Language Club (based on World Language class taken)
- Mock Trial Club
- Forensics Club
How Do I Apply to an Academy?
Step 1 ...
An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.
Step 2 ...
Please review any of the concentrations that interest you. If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.