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The Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology

Vision statement

The Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology will prepare students for college and career readiness through a sequence of rigorous coursework which will instill a lifelong love of learning in each and every member of our smaller learning community.  As a result, students will develop social awareness that engenders them to be good citizens, contributing to academia and the community at large.

 

Mission Statement

The Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology provides students with the coursework, internships, and experiences necessary to prepare them for college while exposing them to the skills needed to begin careers as law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, chemists, or biological scientists.  Core skills will provide a breadth of knowledge with wide-ranging applications.  Members of the smaller learning community will also develop their unique skills and talents in an atmosphere that fosters academic excellence and high expectations for success.

 

 

Course Offerings

Grade

 

Math

English

Science

Social

Studies

Physical

Education

Electives

9

Integrated

Algebra

English

9

Living Environment

Global

History 1/2

Team Sports

Forensic

Science

10

Geometry

English

10

Chemistry

 

AP Global History

or

Global

History 3/4

Team Sports

 

Advanced

Forensic Science

11

Algebra 2/ Trig

English

11

Physics

or

Active Physics

AP US History

or

US History

Team Sports

Criminology and

Criminal Justice

 

 

12

Pre- Calculus

or

AP Calculus

English

12

Physics

or

A.P. Biology

Participation in Government

and

Economics

Team Sports

and

Health

AP Psychology

 

          1Students are required to complete a minimum of three years of foreign language

          2All students will also take required electives in art and/or music

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF ELECTIVES

Forensic Science – Exposes students to specific types of evidence and the techniques used to collect, analyze, and evaluate the evidence.
Advanced Forensic Science – Examines the complex nature of forensic science including the chemical and molecular nature of crime scene evidence and its collection.
Criminology/Criminal Justice - Draws on many disciplines to explain the causes and prevention of criminal behavior as well as the procedure by which criminal conduct is investigated, arrests are made, evidence is gathered, charges are brought, defenses are raised, trials are conducted, sentences are rendered, and punishment is carried out.
AP Psychology - The systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology.

 

ANNUAL TRIPS AND EVENTS
Paintball (9th Grade)
Tour of 122 Precinct (9th Grade)
Visit to Eastern State Penitentiary (10th Grade)
John Jay College Visit (11th Grade)
FBI Job Fair (11th Grade)
Senior Soiree (12th Grade)
Murder Mystery Event (All Grades)
Forensic Friends Club (All Grades)
And many more!