The Law Academy is to provide an academic law-themed program that cultivates the intellectual skills, behaviors, and habits of mind that will prepare students for a lifetime of responsible active citizenship resulting in college and career success.
The engaging curriculum in the pathway program focuses on college and career readiness outcome. As a Certified Linked Learning Pathway and a Distinguished California Partnership Academy, students are provided with a coherent course of study including A-G articulation and Career Technical Education alignment. Implementation of Common Core Standards ensure that students graduating from the Law Academy are prepared to enter credit bearing courses in two/four year college programs or join the workforce. Additionally, careers in law and justice will be explored better preparing students for not only law, but any career through their exposure to Work-Based Learning opportunities. The Law and Justice Academy program is rigorous and challenging: however, with proper motivation, any student who is interested and willing to work hard can succeed!
Law Academy Awards
2010 : California Bar Association Diversity Award
2014 : ConnectEd Certified Linked Learning Pathway
2017 : State of California Department of Education California Partnership Academy Distinguished Academy (only 13 out of over 400 academies have been recognized as Distinguished in the State)
2018 : We are pleased to annunce, for the sixth straight year, the Law and Justice Academy once again will be representing DVHS as the Boy's and Girl's State Reps for 2018. PLease join us in congratulating, Marisa Gomez and Samuel Do, on being choosen for this wonderful leadership program! Marisa and Samuel will represent DV in a mock government program that runs this summer at Claremont McKenna College and Sac State, respectively.