Street Law (0.5 credit)
Recommended Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: Ever wonder why television invests so much time in creating crime dramas? Because crime fascinates! From the silly to the stupid to the heinous, crimes constitute only about 10% of overall time by attorneys, yet they are about 90% of most people's legal interest.
Some of my students are thinking about being lawyers or police officers; others want to avoid law enforcement and will need a good lawyer- either way, Street Law can help you!
Topics Covered: In this course, we cover the American criminal law system: court set-up and differing burdens of proof, the Bill of Rights, property crimes, personal crimes, (including motor vehicles), investigations, search and seizure rules, arrests, indictments, pre-trial hearings, trial procedures, and more!
Major Assignments: All grades are weighted the same. There are no tests, and students may use their notes on all quizzes. There is one homework assignment per week, requiring about 15-20 minutes of time, on average. Everything else is done in class.
Personal Financial Literacy (0.5 credit)
Recommended Grade Level: 11-12
This course is designed to provide students with a foundation
in responsible personal financial practices. The course equips students with the analytical skills necessary to make good decisions in earning and spending; saving and investing; credit and borrowing; insuring and protecting; and
college and postsecondary education and training.