Criminal Justice & Legal Issues Pathway
The Criminal Justice and Legal Issues Pathway is a four (4) course program of study is structured around a core of criminal justice courses on such topics as law enforcement, the judicial process, corrections, and the criminal law. Since any criminal justice system does not exist in isolation but naturally reflects the structure, ideas, and concerns of the society in which it operates, the Criminal Justice Program draws from a wide variety of academic disciplines – political science, psychology, history, and sociology.
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
1 Credit + 3 College Credits
This course is a survey of agencies and processes involved in the administration of criminal justice. The survey reviews the functions of the legislature, police, prosecutor, courts, and the correctional system. Problems of law enforcement in a democratic society are discussed. This course ties together all components of criminal justice and includes issues of both the juvenile and adult offender.
PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINOLOGY
1 Credit + 3 College Credits
This course introduces students to the sources of law in the United States, the differences between civil and criminal law, and the United States Legal System including federal and state judicial systems. Students will learn about several areas of substantive law such as criminal law, tort law, contract law, and family law.
1 Credit + 3 College Credits
In this course, students investigate the scientific theories of human behavior and their applications. They explore the anatomy of the brain discovering why people behave the way they do.
TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
1 Credit + 3 College Credits
This Capstone course provides an introduction to technology used in the criminal justice system including, the basic principles of computers with respect to police information systems, Interagency Criminal Justice Information, the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems, National Criminal Justice Computer System, (FBI) National Incident-Based Reporting System, and a variety of databases used in the criminal justice system. The legal and ethical considerations will be discussed. Criminal justice information system databases will be reviewed for application to a variety of issues.
Jobs for Delaware Graduates Pathway
Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) offers four (4) levels of instruction that prepare students for success in the workplace, at skilled and technical trade programs, or at college. The curriculum includes nine school-to-work modules that focus on a variety of topics including job exploration, entrepreneurship, financial planning, interpersonal skills such as teamwork and communication, and soft skills such as critical thinking and emotional intelligence. Students participate in community service events throughout the year and eligible seniors have the opportunity for an internship placement. The JDG Teacher is available to assist JDG students in finding jobs in the career of their choice during the school year, in the summer, and for 12 months following graduation.
Students will review study skills, personal grooming, goal setting, decision making, choosing a career path, maintaining a positive attitude, coping with change, values clarification, image assessment, enhancing necessary workplace success skills, group dynamics, conflict resolution, and life skills math.
Coursework includes problem-solving, teamwork, goal setting, money management, workplace math, courtesy and respect, customer service, workplace diversity, writing job applications, career interests, entrepreneurship, leadership and understanding insurances.
Participants learn about career vocabulary, resume writing, sources of jobs, telephone skills, listening skills, stress management, personal budgeting, occupational preferences, career manual, verbal presentations, critical thinking, constructive criticism, and professional ethics.
Students receive instruction in time management, cover letters, choosing career attire, employment interview, job survival, performance evaluations, business etiquette, employee rights, pay and benefits, financial planning, career travel, writing a letter of resignation, and career portfolio. Each senior will develop a Career Portfolio that includes a resume, references, a sample job application, and commendations. JDG 12 may be the student’s co-op class ONLY if JDG is the student’s Pathway (the student’s third or fourth year of JDG classes) and the counselor approves it.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Pathway
The Junior ROTC Pathway is designed to develop well-rounded students prepared to enter college, the workforce, or military service. The curriculum focuses on the history and development of our nation’s Air and Space programs, while building character, leadership, communication and life skills, and an appreciation of physical fitness and community service in the students. Students develop discipline, teamwork, and an attention to detail through instruction in drill and wearing the Air Force uniform once a week. Additionally, this pathway provides students with many opportunities for leadership roles and extra-curricular activities, including a competitive drill team, academic bowl team, color guard team, Raiders team, drone and flight simulator clubs, field trips, and more.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE I (MHS ONLY)
This foundation course explores the heritage of flight, the development of air power, and the role of military aerospace forces in our society. Leadership concepts include an introduction to the ROTC mission, customs, and courtesies; proper wear of the uniform; organization; basic drill and ceremonies; the meaning and purpose of attitude, discipline, and respect; principles of good citizenship, personal standards, values, and ethics; leadership and management techniques; organizational skills; good study habits, time management, and personal development; and health, drug, and alcohol abuse awareness.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE II (MHS ONLY)
Students gain an in-depth knowledge of the aerospace environment; human requirements of flight; principles of flight, propulsion & navigation; and world cultural studies. Leadership concepts stress oral, written, and listening communication skills development; understanding individual & group behavior; leadership theory; and advanced drills and ceremonies. Students also learn practical applications in management by applying for positions of responsibility within the corps.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE III (MHS ONLY)
This course explores aircrew survival; space propulsion systems; space exploration; the historical significance of a civilian/military venture into space; and the fundamentals of rocketry. Leadership concepts include preparation for life after high school; the importance of obtaining advanced degrees or skills; job search preparations; financial planning; career opportunities; and advanced drill and ceremonies. Students demonstrate increased leadership and management responsibilities through the various staff positions within the corps.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE IV LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (MHS ONLY)
Students apply the leadership and management principles learned in previous courses by managing the cadet corps. They establish policies & guidelines for the effective planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing all aspects of the corps in a proactive matter. Problem-solving, decision-making, negotiating, managerial, communication, and organizational skills are honed. Students will also assist instructors in leadership & academic training. The course is restricted to senior (4th year) cadets and 3rd-year cadets who are selected for a key leadership role within the unit through an interview process.
MILITARY SCIENCE I (AHS/OHS ONLY)
This foundation course explores the heritage of the U.S. Army and its role in the growth of our nation. Leadership concepts include an introduction to the Army JROTC mission and core values.
MILITARY SCIENCE III (AHS/OHS ONLY)
This course explores the historical significance of national military and nonmilitary service. This includes the role of each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Merchant Marines, the Peace Corps and other organizations within our federal government. Leadership concepts include preparation for life after high school; the importance of obtaining advanced degrees or skills; job search preparations; financial planning; career opportunities; and advanced drill and ceremonies. Students demonstrate increased leadership and management responsibilities through the various staff positions within the corps.
MILITARY SCIENCE IV-LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (AHS/OHS ONLY)
Students apply the leadership and management principles learned in previous courses by managing the cadet corps. They establish policies and guidelines to effectively plan, organize, coordinate and direct all aspects of the corps. Problem-solving, decision-making, negotiating, managerial, communication, and organizational skills are honed. Students will also assist instructors in leadership and academic training.
Life-Centered Career Education Pathway
This Pathway is for students earning a Diploma of Alternative Achievement Standards with a focus on career readiness and post-secondary outcomes. A Diploma of Alternative Achievement Standards is awarded to those students with Individualized Education Plans who are taught a non-accredited, modified curriculum and take the Alternate State Assessment. The goal of the Life-centered Career Education Pathway is to prepare students for independent living, competitive employment, or other post-secondary school programs while also focusing on math and English at a functional level. Academic courses will use the high school level Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) of the Delaware Content Standards.
LIFE SKILLS I, II, III, IV CFC100, CFC101, CFC102, CFC103
This course will allow students to access skills to become independent members of the community. This course provides the opportunity to practice home living tasks, decision-making skills, and problem-solving. Students will progress through each level (I-IV) based on mastery of curricular expectations. Navigating and accessing community resources are integral to the LCCE Pathway. Students will matriculate through this alternative program and will not earn course credits. Students will matriculate through this alternative program and will not earn course credits.
VOCATIONAL STUDIES I, II, III, IV CFC200, CFC201, CFC202, CFC203
This course will allow students to access a variety of prevocational skills such as interviewing, completing job applications, matching skill/ interest to jobs, and workplace social skills. Students will progress through each level (I-IV) based on mastery of curricular expectations. The goal is to increase students’ chances of obtaining and maintaining employment. Students will matriculate through this alternative program and will not earn course credits.
WORK STUDIES I, II, III, IV CFC300, CFC301, CFC 302, CFC 303
This course will allow students to be placed at on-campus work sites where they acquire a variety of vocational skills such as customer service, workplace math, teamwork, time on task, endurance, and coping with change. Students will progress through each level (I-IV) based on mastery of curricular expectations. Students will matriculate through this alternative program and will not earn course credits.
COOPERATIVE WORK STUDIES CFC400, CFC401, CFC402, CFC403
This course is the capstone to the LCCE Pathway, and students must complete the vocational and work studies coursework as a prerequisite. Students are placed in community-based internships working with the District Job Coach. Students will participate in community internships and job shadow placements by applying vocational skills learned previously in their work studies and vocational studies courses. Students will receive onsite job training in diversified occupations. Students will matriculate through this alternative program and will not earn course credits.