Specialty Programs & Academies

Air Force Junior ROTC Unit CA-841 (AFJROTC)


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.

Criminal Justice Academy (CJA)


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.  

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.

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.

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.