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Four Year Plan for College Bound Students

Subject 9th 10th 11th 12th Notes
English English 1 Honors/Magnet English 2 Honors/Magnet English 3 Magnet/Honors or AP English 4 Magnet/Honors or AP
Math ( Algebra 1 or Aquivalent ) Per Teacher Recommendation
Science Physical Science Regular or Honors or
Biology I Honors
Per Teacher Recommendation
Social Studies AP Human AP European History
Anthropology Honors ( .5 )
Philosophy Honors ( .5 )
American History Honors/Magnet or AP AP US Government and Economics .5
Magnet Required Elective Debate/Law Comprehensive Law Court Proedures ( .5 )
Court Procedures Intern ( .5 )
AP American Government
Elective Foreign Language 1 Foreign Language 2 Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language 4
Summer Before  or 7th Pd. IIT HOPE Fine/Practical Art ( .5 ) Executive Internship Valencia All classes are 1.0 credit unless indicated as .5


 

What a great first quarter we’ve had in the Law Magnet!
The Juniors, in Courtroom Procedures, have worked through the pre-trial and trial processes, culminating in a live mock trial.  Working in the Chief Justice Charles T. Wells Courtroom here on campus, the students had the opportunity to see that it is like to be a courtroom attorney – making opening statements, questioning witnesses, and arguing to an impartial jury comprised of other magnet students.  As with trials down at the courthouse, every breath was held as the jury announced its verdict.  We are all anxiously awaiting the next case.
The Sophomores, in Comprehensive Law, have begun their legal journey by examining the U.S. and Florida Constitutions and exploring some of the most-cherished rights:  freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  As we now move through criminal law and procedure, the curiosity and insight demonstrated by our students is truly inspiring.
Orange County’s Magnet Fair was a great success, and we had the opportunity to meet future Law Magnet students.  Remember, though, the deadline to apply is February 15.
 Thank you to all the students, parents, and Magnet faculty for making this transition such an exciting one.
John P. Dempsey, Esq.
Academy of Law
William R. Boone H.S.
Internship Options
Spring Semester Option:

 

Shadow a law professional (judge or attorney) for at least 32 hours (those who complete additional hours will be awarded extra credit).

 

       • You may complete four 8-hour workdays, or several days where you work 2-4 hours after school; totaling 32 hours. 
         You must work a minimum of 2 hours each time you are at the office or in court.
       • You may NOT use school time for the internship.
       • You must complete the hours during school holidays or after school.
       • You must have your internship approved by Mrs. Thompson.
       • You must wear professional dress during while interning (if the office you intern with has a casual Friday policy,
         you may dress casually on that day only.)
       • You must write a one-page summary of what you accomplished/observed during your internship
       • You are required to turn in a letter on letterhead from the attorney or judge with whom you interned verifying what work you
         accomplished or observed and verifying that you performed at least 32 hours of the internship.
 
Summer Break Option:
Shadow a law professional (judge or attorney) for at least 100 hours (those who complete additional hours will be awarded extra credit if the internship is unpaid).
  
       • You may NOT use school time for the internship if you are in summer courses.
       • Your internship may be paid or unpaid
       • You must have your internship approved by Mrs. Thompson.
       • You must wear professional dress during while interning (if the office you intern with has a casual Friday policy,
         you may dress casually on that day only.)
       • You must write a one-page summary of what you accomplished/observed during your internship
       • You are required to turn in a letter on letterhead from the attorney or judge with whom you interned verifying what work you
         accomplished or observed and verifying that you performed at least 100 hours of the internship.
       • You must let Mrs. Thompson know during the Spring semester that you are exercising the summer option.
 
If you do not complete your internship during Spring or Summer you will NOT be permitted to make up your internship during Senior year and will NOT meet the requirements of Law Magnet graduation.
 
 

Click HERE for "Law Professional Dress Requirements"

 

AP Government Extra Credit Opportunities

 

 

The following instructions must be explicitly followed in order to earn the extra credit.

Partial credit is not awarded-"it's all or nothing".

The number of points earned is dependent on the selected program watched.

REQUIRED TASK:

  • Watch any one or all of the required programming, taking handwritten notes during the show(s).
  • Your name and period must be on all papers submitted. NO NAME-NO CREDIT!
  • Type a brief synopsis of the show(s); taking care to note the name of the show, the date, who moderated, the person(s) interviewed, opinions expressed, statistics cited, etc. [Use a subheading: Synopsis]
  • Then type a subheading: Reaction. Type your reaction/opinion of the show/interviews and justify your stance, in other words, explaining why you are taking that position.
  • Papers must be typed, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced, standard margins, front-sides only, staple all pages together with the handwritten notes behind the typed pages for that show.
  • Minimum: 1 typed page for both synopsis & reaction per program (synopsis & reaction may be on the same page) [Notes should be at least a page of notebook paper per show.]
  • Maximum: 2 typed pages per program
  • Papers submitted must be your own work. Anything less will result in a referral and you will lose your eligibility to turn in any extra credit for the rest of the year.
  • The programs are Sunday morning shows, therefore all work must be turned in on the following Monday-no exceptions.(If you are absent, send it in with someone…otherwise you are out of luck for that week

QUALIFIED PROGRAMS:

  • Meet the Press (NBC) 9:00 am-10:00 am (10pts.)
  • Face the Nation (CBS) 10:30 am-11:00 am (5pts.)
  • McLaughlin Report (PBS) 11:00 am-11:30 am (5pts.)

You may earn up to 20 points per week.

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