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Criminal Justice

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Maple Heights High School
Students develop both mind and body using advanced self-defense tactics and fitness training while researching and analyzing current trends and issues in civil and criminal law.  Successful program graduates will earn state recognized credentials (OPOTA) and find immediate opportunities upon graduation for employment along with furthering their education via school or industry.

Recommended Skills and Traits for Success:

  • Read and comprehend directions
  • Be an on time learner
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of situations
  • Able to accept critiques from staff and students
  • Innovative problem solver
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Hard working self-starter
  • An open mind

Professional Pathway:

  • Police Officer
  • Federal Law Enforcement Agent
  • Homeland Security
  • Private Security Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Security Supervisor

College Credit Opportunities:

  • Cuyahoga Community College – credit will transfer to any state school
  • Bryant and Stratton College

Industry Credentials

  • Federal Emergency Management Administration
  • CPR

Club Affiliation:



Kenneth Booker
Two Year Program:
Grade 11:
The American Criminal Justice System
Security and Protective Services
Grade 12:
Police Work & Practice in Public Safety
The Correctional System and Services
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