Law And Public Safety

Are you interested in how laws are created and enforced?

Do you enjoy gathering clues to find solutions to problems?

Have you ever wanted to be a police officer or a lawyer?

If so, you may want to participate in a Law and Public Safety Program


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Pre-Law is designed to introduce you to and prepare you for careers in law and public safety such as police officers, lawyers, court reporters, firefighters, and detective. Pre-Law is a four-year honors program that equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for success in life and education after your high school graduation.

Schools with Pre-Law

School Name Application type
Farragut District-wide Application
Hancock District-wide Application
Jones Neighborhood Program
Legal Prep Charter Neighborhood Program
Mather District-wide Application
Raby District-wide Application
Wells District-wide Application

How to Participate

College and Career Academy Application

8th Graders
If you would like to attend a CTE Academy for high school, you should:

  • Learn about the different programs on this site
  • Choose the schools and academies you want to apply to
  • Then apply online at
  • 2015 application will open October 1st

If you are attending a high school with a CTE Academy or CTE School Option program and want to participate should speak with your counselor.

Application Information
The application process for College and Career Academies is very similar to other CPS high school programs such as Magnet and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The academy application process is part of CPS’s Options for Knowledge program managed by the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE).

Careers to Consider

Law and Public Safety Chart


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Certifications In Law And Public Safety

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • CPR / AED for Health Care Providers
  • Unarmed Security Guard
  • First Aid
  • First Responders 101
  • OSHA 10 hr General Industry
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