The Pinole Valley Law & Justice Academy prepares students for various law and law enforcement related careers, with many opportunities to interact with professionals in professional settings. Some students participate in a county-wide mock trial competition, and all students engage in project-based learning. Soft job skills are emphasized through a strong partnership with Junior Achievement, and college success is emphasized as a goal through an opportunity to earn early college credit. It is led by Patricia Blades, who brings experience from past work as a probation officer to her teaching position. She has been leading the academy for many years, and runs a well-developed program.
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