Criminal Justice

CJ Course Progression

CJ Welcome Letter

CJ Information Memo 

Cadet Regulation Manual 

Successful completion of all four Criminal Justice Classes can result in 16 college credits. Community Service is an integral part of this curriculum. Required membership in OPD Boone Cadet program enables the student to earn community service hours for course credit and Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Criminal Justice Magnet Progression

Criminal Justice I Grade 9

This course introduces the students to the history, goals, and career opportunities in the Criminal Justice Profession.  It also covers ethics and professionalism, criminal laws, court and trial process, juvenile justice system, and the correctional system.  Students will also be instructed on communication and employability skills. 

Criminal Justice II Grade 10

This course is to introduce students to the characteristics and procedures of the many divisions within a police agency. The Patrol Division, Criminal Investigative Division, and Community Policing Division are studied in depth. Other topics include Gangs and Persons Investigations. Students will complete written police reports and conduct a traffic crash investigation. There is a rigorous block of Constitutional Law during this course. At the end of this course, students will learn CPR and First Aid as well as procedures to protect themselves from blood-borne pathogens.

Criminal Justice III Grade 11

This course is to introduce the students to crime scene safety, conducting criminal investigations, conducting forensic processing, tactical communication, property control procedures and crime prevention programs. Students will study terrorism and the importance of understanding human/cultural diversity in the Criminal Justice System and our community.  This course of study will include classroom presentations by various law enforcement personnel on the above listed topics. The students complete an intensive Federal Law Enforcement Research Project during the third quarter.   At the end of the junior year, all Criminal Justice students take a Valencia Community of College Comprehensive Exam to earn college credit at the end of the magnet program their senior year if they score 70% or better on the examination. 

Dual Enrollment

CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminology 

Study of nature and extent of the crime and delinquency, causes and explanations of criminal behavior and rational of crime control and treatment in the United States. This course includes learning activities designed to ensure competence in the basic use of computers.


INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS Introductory study of corrections to provide students with an overall view of the nature, philosophy, operations and goals of secure and non-secure correctional institutions.

Field Trips

The Criminal Justice Academy collaborates with The Orlando Police Department Explorer Program to expose all Criminal Justice student with different experiences throughout the year. Examples of field trips may include but are not limited to touring a correctional facility, local police departments, police training facilities, forensic labs, and State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.

Orlando Police Explorer Program

Boone Cadets are encouraged but not required to attend Orlando Police Explorer Meetings on Tuesday evenings.   Information can be found by clicking this link,