PSA is a non-profit co-ed public high school program for students (9th-12th grade) interested in criminal justice, forensic science, fire service, and emergency medical responder. Students attend academic courses and a PSA elective 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 the Palm Springs Unified School District and our industry partners. PSA is funded through the California Department of Education's California Partnership Academies grant, "a school within a school" model.