BCPS says: The application process for Baltimore County Public Schools magnet programs began on the…
If you or your child is interested in Towson High’s magnet program, Law & Public Policy, there is an information session on Oct. 17 at 6 PM that you might want to attend. Residents who live in the THS district must apply for the program just like any other student would.
(No offense to BCPS, but I personally have found the Magnet portion of their website to be hard to navigate and information difficult to find.)
The Towson program is described this way:
This program provides opportunities for college-bound students to investigate topics and hone skills in law and public policy as they develop strong communication, writing, and presentation skills. The Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement course work incorporates the use of technology and independent student research. Students participate in field experiences and job shadowing opportunities in law and government professions. Internships are available for seniors.
This program offers college level instruction in constitutional law, the criminal justice system, and criminology. Students investigate the historical development of U.S. democracy and the institution of law; examine policing, courts, and corrections as separate entities that work together to control crime; and evaluate how policy implications shape legislative decision-making, procedures, and treatment modalities offered to offenders. In their senior year, students complete thesis-based research and writing on a law-related topic.