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.
HISP Coordinator: Ellen Wong (916) 395-5050
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.