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1 Southwest Magnet High School and Law Academy

2 Mission Statement The mission of the Southwest High School Law Academy is to encourage and inspire students to pursue through respect, honor, discipline and integrity those skills necessary for a career in the legal, law enforcement, government, or justice fields.

3 What is the Law Academy? The Southwest High School Law Academy is an innovative collaboration of Social Studies, CTAE, English, Science and Math Departments to create a career pathway to motivate and prepare High School students for postsecondary education and careers in law, law enforcement, and government. What is the Law Academy? The Southwest High School Law Academy is an innovative collaboration of Social Studies, CTAE, English, Science and Math Departments to create a career pathway to motivate and prepare High School students for postsecondary education and careers in law, law enforcement, and government.

4 The Academy introduces students to career-related academic concepts and supports them in completing their educational and career pathway. The Academy introduces students to career-related academic concepts and supports them in completing their educational and career pathway.

5 The Academy also invites partnerships and two-way communication between students and professionals in law-and- government related careers, both in school and in professional environments, allowing students to learn about career paths firsthand, and community members to have input into educating our youth, our future citizens, and our future workforce.

6 The Media Center houses a complete section of books for the Law Academy

7 Career Pathways FIRE SAFETY- Fire Fighter, EMT, Forestry Service LEGAL Attorney, Judge, Clerk of Courts, Legal Secretary, Resource Specialists, and Law Clerk ENFORCEMENT/ INVESTIGATION- State, Local and National Law Enforcement Agencies, Private Security Agencies, Military Police, Forensics, and etc.

8 Students takes forensic samples to uncover the culprit in a murder scene.

9 School-Based Learning Law related education integrated with core curriculum School-within-a- school concept High academic standards Hands-on learning Up-to-date technology and equipment Curriculum based on latest legal trends and practices

10 Students participate in Mock Trials and student court.

11 Admission to the Law Academy Completed Application Score at least 800 on the CRCT* Two favorable Teacher Recommendations An Essay on your interest in Law & Justice An interview with student and parents A signed Acceptance Letter * A lower score does not automatically exclude the student.

12 The Academy Honor Code/Discipline Honor Code: Based on the principle that students aspiring to serve in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, courts, should exhibit the highest levels of personal conduct and integrity. Discipline: Any violation of the student Honor Code or referrals for disciplinary actions may result in the appropriate actions by the administration or director, with the option of dismissal from the academy.

13 Student prepares for Georgia region 10 mock trial competition.

14 Community Resources and Partners Bibb Board of Education Police Chief Mercer University Law School City of Macon Assistant to the Mayor Macon Bar Association The Bibb Sheriff Department The Macon Police Department The District Attorneys Office The U. S. Marshalls Office

15 Law & Justice Pathway Courses Computer Applications - Introduction to Law and Justice - 43.43000 Law, Community Response and Policing- 43.43500 Criminal Investigation and Forensics - 43.43300 Work Based Learning (Law Internship) Law Electives

16 Students learn proper courtroom procedures and how to use the legal system.

17 Law Academy Electives Constitutional Theory - Student Court Individual and the Law – Student Court Work Based Learning (Internship )- Required of all Law Academy students during their Senior year.

18 Students assume roles as attorneys and judges as they sharpen their skills in the courtroom.

19 Gifted/Accelerated Law Academy Students 9 th 1 st semester 9 th 2 nd semester 10 th 1 st Semester 10 th 2nd Semester 11 th 1 st Semester 11 th 2nd Semester 12 th 1 st Semester 12 th 2nd Semester Law & Justice Intro. Amer. GovLaw Community Response & Policing AP World History Criminal Investiga tions & Forensic s ElectiveLaw & Justice Work Release Economics Gifted Accelerated Math I/ 9th Literatur e (H) Accelerated Math II/ World Literature (H) Accelerated Math III/ AP Languag e Accelerated Math IV/ English Literatur e BiologyFine Arts Chemistry Gifted/ Accelerate d ElectivePhysics Gifted/ Accelera ted Law ElectiveFourth Science Law Elective Physical Educatio n Computer Applicati on Elective (FL I )Elective (FL II)US & World Affairs AP US HistoryElective

20 9 th First Semester Law and Justice Introduction Accelerated Math I/ 9 th Literature Biology Physical Education Accelerated/Gifted/Honors

21 9 th First Semester Law and Justice Introduction Math/ Computer Applications Physics Physical Education Regular Student

22 Consider a pathway in Law and Justice Southwest Magnet High School and Law, Government and Justice Academy as your next educational step into an exciting and fulfilling future. You can make a difference in your hometown and the world through this pathway. Southwest High School an excellent choice for your future. Thank You!


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