Specialty Programs


CKM Specialty Program – Open Enrollment

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Sunday, November 3, 2019
Pre-Registration for Private School Students
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 through Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
High School Specialty Program Application Period
Monday, November 18, 2019 through Thursday, December 20, 2019
Walk In Dates at the Enrollment Center (for parents without internet access)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, 2019 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 2019 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Teacher Recommendations due
Friday, January 10, 2020

All prospective students for a specialty program MUST complete an application regardless of where they live.

Academic Program

Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP)

CKM hosts a magnet Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP). Selection for HISP—an open enrollment opportunity district-wide—is highly competitive and entails additional requirements, including an essay exam, submission of transcripts, test scores, and teacher recommendations.

HISP has additional requirements both academic and extracurricular (community service and cultural event attendance). Visit the HISP website for complete information on applying to HISP including entrance requirements, application procedure, curriculum, and summer reading lists.

Program Contact

HISP CoordinatorEllen Wong (916) 395-5050 x503074

Academic Program

Air Force Junior ROTC Unit CA-841

The nationally recognized Air Force Junior ROTC works with students who desire to develop leadership potential. This open-enrollment program provides an outstanding scholastic program in the areas of aero-dynamics, science, history and cultural awareness. Building self-esteem through practice and through responsibility is a prime factor to which students are attracted.

Nationally, the AFJROTC program provides citizenship training and an aerospace science program at the high school level. Units are located at just under 900 high schools across the United States and at selected U.S. Department of Defense schools in Europe, the Pacific and Puerto Rico.

Program Contacts:

Senior Aerospace Science Instructor

Lt. Colonel Edward Fedor  (916) 395-5050 x503653

Aerospace Science Instructor:

 SMSgt Scott Dawes (916) 395-5050 x503553

Application and Information:

Academic Program

Criminal Justice Academy

This magnet academy includes all basic high school course requirements plus specialized training in the field of law enforcement. Students will study the basic course materials used by those in training to be police cadets. Additionally, the curriculum covers investigative procedures, forensic science, physical training, principles of the law and wireless public safety communication. Students will have the opportunity to earn FCC radio operation certifications.  

The Criminal Justice Academy is offered through a partnership with the Sacramento Police Department. Students will be provided opportunities to explore the broad range of careers within the field of criminal justice during their enrollment in the program. Upon graduation, many students will be eligible to apply for the position of Public Service Aide with the Sacramento Police Department, while continuing their education at a local college or university, possibly leading to a position as a sworn officer or full time civilian position with the City of Sacramento.

Program Contacts

Sacramento Police Department Advisor: Officer Filmore Graham

Criminal Justice Program Teacher: Sgt. Chris Taylor (ret.)

Application and information

Academic Program

Law and Public Policy Academy (LPPA)

CKM is honored to host SCUSD’s magnet program, the Law and Public Policy Academy (LPPA). The LPPA will provide students with a means to explore the broad range of careers within the field of law. Their courses at CKM will be taught through the lens of the legal system.

Students in LPPA will learn from and work with many community partners in the field of law, such as McGeorge and UC Davis Schools of Law, working judges and lawyers, as well as paralegals, court reporters and legislative aides. McClatchy Law and Public Policy graduates will be prepared to take leadership roles in the world of law or in other circles of influence.

Program Contact: Darrell Martin 395-5050 x503326

Application and information

Academic Program

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

The mission of VAPA is to promote higher academic achievement, develop marketable career skills, encourage continued education, and enhance the quality of life in our community through the Arts. Within VAPA, students will be provided with opportunities to explore careers within the broad fields of art, entertainment, and media; to understand the relationship between academic success and success in the workplace; and to develop the necessary skills to sustain a meaningful career in their chosen field. The experiences and training students receive VAPA will give them a solid educational foundation and prepare them for continued education and future career opportunities. Our graduates will be creative contributors to society and a positive influence within the community. 


Coordinator: Mollie Morrison, Mollie-Morrison@scusd.edu

VAPA Website

Online Application