Public Safety Academy
Become one of Tomorrow’s Heroes at the
CREC Public Safety Academy
“Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders through, academic excellence, service and duty.”
Our mission is to provide a rigorous and innovative learning environment that inspires our students to achieve academic excellence, embody selfless service, and become tomorrow's leaders.
PSA Core Values:
Excellence - Duty - Honor - Courage
About the Theme
As a values-driven school community, the CREC Public Safety Academy prepares Servant Leaders of the community for success in college and career with focused and rigorous training in professions that ensure the safety, security, and wellness of the community. The Academy offers students exploratory opportunities followed by dedicated learning progressions in three schools: The School of Law Enforcement, The School of Fire Sciences and Emergency Medicine, and The School of Law, Government, and Homeland Security.
CREC’s Public Safety Academy offers an extended day program to our student community. The goal of this program is to provide additional time for extended learning opportunities in areas that are directly related to the school’s Public Service themes and objectives, including athletics, certification trainings, arts and enrichment courses, and student-driven clubs and extracurricular opportunities.
The extended day program runs directly following school until 4:30 pm, with some athletic practices and games running later. Students of the CREC Public Safety Academy are encouraged to participate in a full range of athletics opportunities at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels, including cross country, track and field, baseball and softball, football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, and Ultimate Frisbee.
Preparation for the Future: The CREC Public Safety Academy Experience
At the CREC Public Safety Academy, individual student commitment promotes community achievement. Aligned with public safety career expectations and workplace cultures, the school culture is structured to promote the development of interdependent student camaraderie, self-discipline, ethical leadership, and devotion to community. In their academics, field experiences, and community leadership, CREC Public Safety Academy students constantly exhibit an esprit de corps that celebrates tenacity, accomplishment, courage, community wellness, and the triumph of justice.
In addition to core academics, the CREC Public Safety Academy offers middle school students access to exploratory theme classes in all three focus areas. Courses such as “Technology in Public Safety,” :You and the Law,” “Crime & Justice,” “First on Scene & CPR,” and “Critical Elements of Public Safety (ICS, Haz-Mat)” enable students to discover the diversity of opportunities available to them in the public safety arena. At the end of eighth grade, students become eligible to apply for admission into one of three specialized Schools: The School of Law Enforcement, The School of Fire Sciences and Emergency Medicine, and The School of Law, Government, and Homeland Security.
Within these specialized schools, students have access to high-level, area-focused courses including college-level courses at partner universities and Advanced Placement course opportunities. Topics include criminal justice, forensic science, EMS systems, effective communication for public safety personnel, crime scene and accident reconstruction, internship in law and government, and fire science.
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