Students at Raines and Ribault high schools on Jacksonville’s Northside will be able to take college-level criminal justice classes in the fall taught by professors from Edward Waters College.
The program includes four classes to introduce juniors and seniors to the law, the courts and juvenile justice system.
Marvin Grant is the head of academic affairs at EWC.
“These courses are toward their degree in criminal justice, which we offer as a bachelor’s degree course on our college campus," he said. "So these students have an opportunity to take the beginning courses that will ultimately lead to a degree in criminal justice.”
In addition to classroom instruction, Grant said students will also take field trips to courtrooms, jails and lawyers’ offices.
When Duval County offered a pilot class this spring to see how many high school students would be interested, around 45 signed up.
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