Law & Public Safety

Law & Public Safety

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Students looking to serve their communities by ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its people have a home within the CHS Law and Public Safety CTE pathway.

This pathway, offered in conjunction with Roger Williams University, allows students to earn college credits and receive certificates relevant to the criminal justice, police, firefighter, and pre-law fields, as well as National Incident Management System training.

Eighty hours of work-based learning, ranging from internships, service learning work, school-based enterprise to industry projects prepare students for work and life beyond the walls of Cumberland High, and gives students first-hand experience that puts them steps ahead the rest.

Law & Public Safety

Program Highlights

Law & Public Safety

Program Highlights

  • Present a portfolio of work to Roger Williams University professors and earn up to six transferable college credits, with potential Advanced Placement recognition
  • Participate in simulated crime scene investigations, dissections, decomposition and blood spatter labs, and complete a fingerprinting analysis
  • Collaborate on projects with robotics students to design and build robots and containment systems for explosive devices
  • Review court case scenarios and participate in mock trials with professionals in the field
  • Gain real-world experience in courthouses
  • Complete a senior capstone project relevant to the field

Law & Public Safety

Course Timeline

In addition to the suggested course timeline below, students must meet CHS graduation requirements, with four years of math (including Algebra II).

Law & Public Safety

Course Timeline

In addition to the suggested course timeline below, students must meet CHS graduation requirements, with four years of math (including Algebra II).

YEAR 1 (grade 9)
Civics
0.5 Civics credit
YEAR 2 (grade 10)
Communications
0.5 English credit
YEAR 3 (grade 11)*
Intro. to Criminal Justice
1 elective credit
+ Fitness and Conditioning
0.5 Physical Education credit
YEAR 4 (grade 12)*
Forensics
1 elective credit
+ Law and Society
1 elective credit
Students must complete at least two of the following, one in junior year and one in senior year: Intro to Psychology (CP or AP), Intro to Sociology, Anatomy, or Human Body Systems
(1 credit each)

Additional Information 

  • This pathway suggests also taking four years of Spanish
  • 12th-grade CHS students are offered an optional EMT course, not part of this pathway, after school for an additional fee
  • One math credit must be either Probability & Statistics (CP) or AP Statistics

 Chart your own course

Cumberland High School
2600 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Cumberland High School Assistant Principal
& Director of Pathways

heather.delfino@cumberlandschools.org

(401) 658-2600

Chart your own course

Cumberland High School
2600 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Cumberland High School Assistant Principal
& Director of Pathways

heather.delfino@cumberlandschools.org

(401) 658-2600

© 2018 Cumberland School Department, Cumberland, Rhode Island

© 2018 Cumberland School Department, Cumberland, Rhode Island