Learn to gather and analyze evidence found

  • Learn to gather and analyze evidence found
  • Solve crimes using genetics, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and psychology
  • Learn the techniques used in securing, searching, and examining evidence
  • Understand how the work of forensic scientists can transcend national borders as they help to secure our homeland

The Forensic Magnet is rich in Science and Mathematics. Students work collaboratively in an interactive project-based environment to gain the necessary skills to enter the forensic science field. Lab and field experiments engage students using tactile simulations that provide them the tools to unravel evidence present at a crime scene. They learn how to search and examine evidence using the scientific method and solve simulated crimes using knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. Students gain an understanding of how the work of forensic scientists are changing the global landscape while using state-of-the-art technology.

 

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Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements

  • Admission is interest-based only.
  • No teacher recommendation/prerequisites will be required.
  • The application period for the upcoming school year is open from October 1st until January 15th.

In order to reach our student’s academic goals and prepare for future educational experiences, students enrolling in the Magnet program must comply with the following requirements and expectations to remain enrolled:

  • All Magnet students must be enrolled as full-time students.
  • Maintain school attendance per School Board Policy 5200, which states that a student may not accumulate more than ten (10) unexcused absences in an annual course or more than five (5) unexcused absences in a semester course.
  • Violation of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct may result in probation or possible immediate exit from the program.
  • Excessive referrals and/or suspensions will result in a behavioral contract, probation, and possible exit at the end of the school year.
  • Students who violate Level III, IV or V of the Code of Student Conduct or have been assigned to an alternative setting will not be allowed to return to the Magnet program.
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