Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Academy of Law and Homeland Security


This program introduces students to the various academic and career opportunities in Law, Law Enforcement, and other Homeland Security related fields. With the support of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and other law agencies, students get authentic learning experiences through field studies, guest speakers, and internships. Possible industry certifications include Police Service Aide, CRP and First Aid, Florida Class D, Security Guard License, and Florida 911 Telecommunicator License. On-campus dual enrollment opportunities are also available through St Johns River State College.


To provide a small learning community for students to explore careers in law and public safety. Students will develop skills to become career and college ready.

Program of Study and Downloads

Additional Information

Secondary Courses

  • Criminal Justice 1: Foundations
  • Criminal Justice 2: Patrol Operations
  • Criminal Justice 3 Honors: Investigations
  • Criminal Justice 4 Honors: Police Service Aide/Private Security Guard/Traffic Crash Investigator/Mock Trials
  • 911 Telecommunicator

Dual Enrollment
The Academy of Law and Homeland Security partners with St Johns River State College to offer dual enrollment (college and high school credit) classes on our campus at St Augustine High School. Students can earn a College Credit Certificate as Homeland Security Specialist by completing the following courses:

  • CJ 1020 – Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 1100 – Criminal Law
  • CJ 1006 – Police and Society

Credits can also be used towards earning degrees at SJR State such as Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Technology.

Internship Opportunities
Our advisory board and business partners provide opportunities to our students so they understand the relevance between education and work-based needs. Each year, our Juniors and Seniors are offered a chance to intern with Criminal Justice agencies such as:

  • St Johns County Sheriffs Office
  • St Johns County Fire Rescue
  • St Augustine Police Department
  • St Augustine Beach Police Department
  • St. Johns County Clerk of Courts
  • National Parks Service

For more information, please visit our Summer Internships web page.

Academy News


Robert Raimann, Career Specialist
[email protected]
(904) 547-8530


St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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