Through the integration of structured curriculum, students will prepare to enter college and/or the public safety workforce, strengthen 21st century skills, and act appropriately when faced with ethical dilemmas.
The Public Safety Academy (started in 2011) is a non-profit co-ed public high school program for students (9th-12th grade) interested in Law Enforcement and Emergency Preparedness. Students attend academic courses and an elective CTE course as a grade level team. Learning occurs through academics, field trips, hands-on skills, scenarios, competitions, and guest instructors. PSA is a joint sponsored program through Palm Springs Unified School District and our Business Partners. PSA is funded through the California Department of Education’s California Partnership Academies’ grant, “a school within a school” model.
- Additional topics: Cyber Security, Crime Scene Investigation, Tactical Medicine, and Introduction to Fire Service
- PSA is also funded through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.