2Mission StatementThe 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.
3What 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.
4The Academy introduces students to career-related academic concepts and supports them in completing their educational and career pathway.
5The 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.
6The Media Center houses a complete section of books for the Law Academy
7Career Pathways FIRE SAFETY- ENFORCEMENT/ Fire Fighter, EMT, Forestry ServiceLEGALAttorney, Judge, Clerk of Courts, Legal Secretary, Resource Specialists, and Law ClerkENFORCEMENT/INVESTIGATION- State, Local and National Law Enforcement Agencies, Private Security Agencies, Military Police, Forensics, and etc.
8Students takes forensic samples to uncover the culprit in a murder scene.
9School-Based Learning Law related education integrated with core curriculumSchool-within-a-school conceptHigh academic standardsHands-on learningUp-to-date technology and equipmentCurriculum based on latest legal trends and practices
10Students participate in Mock Trials and student court.
11Admission to the Law Academy Completed ApplicationScore at least 800 on the CRCT*Two favorable Teacher RecommendationsAn Essay on your interest in Law & JusticeAn interview with student and parentsA signed Acceptance Letter*A lower score does not automatically exclude the student.
12The Academy Honor Code/Discipline 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.
13Student prepares for Georgia region 10 mock trial competition.
14Community Resources and Partners Bibb Board of Education Police ChiefMercer University Law SchoolCity of Macon Assistant to the MayorMacon Bar AssociationThe Bibb Sheriff DepartmentThe Macon Police DepartmentThe District Attorney’s OfficeThe U. S. Marshall’s Office
15Law & Justice Pathway Courses Computer Applications -Introduction to Law and JusticeLaw, Community Response and PolicingCriminal Investigation and ForensicsWork Based Learning (Law Internship)Law Electives
16Students learn proper courtroom procedures and how to use the legal system.
17Law Academy Electives Constitutional Theory - Student Court Individual and the Law – Student CourtWork Based Learning (Internship)-Required of all Law Academy students during their Senior year.
18Students assume roles as attorneys and judges as they sharpen their skills in the courtroom.
19Gifted/Accelerated Law Academy Students 9th1st semester2ndsemester10th1st Semester2nd Semester11th12thLaw & Justice Intro.Amer. GovLaw Community Response & PolicingAP World HistoryCriminal Investigations & ForensicsElectiveLaw & Justice Work ReleaseEconomics GiftedAccelerated Math I/ 9th Literature (H)Accelerated Math II/ World Literature (H)Accelerated Math III/ AP LanguageAccelerated Math IV/ English LiteratureBiologyFine ArtsChemistry Gifted/ AcceleratedPhysics Gifted/ AcceleratedLaw ElectiveFourth SciencePhysical EducationComputer ApplicationElective (FL I )Elective (FL II)US & World AffairsAP US History
20Accelerated Math I/ 9th Literature 9th First SemesterLaw and JusticeIntroductionAccelerated Math I/ 9th LiteratureBiologyPhysical EducationAccelerated/Gifted/Honors
22Consider 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!