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LEAPS is Jordan High School's Law, Emergency, and Public Services Pathway. We prepare students with a broad-based foundation of knowledge and skills to succeed in the public safety, emergency response, and public service professions. Students gain critical knowledge though classroom instruction, hands-on training, and community experiences. LEAPS offers several opportunities for dual enrollment at the community college, allowing students to earn college credit. LEAPS has two strands: Law Enforcement and Fire Science.

entrance criteria

None - All interested students are accepted

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and current enrollment in Algebra 1 may apply as an Accelerated Scholar.  These students will be enrolled in Accelerated Math and English courses.

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Sample Schedule

This pathway does not require any AP courses, but AP Courses are available where indicated

Pathway Elective courses shown in bold

Grade 9

  • Introduction to Law
  • English 1-2 or 1-2 Accel
  • Algebra 1 or Geometry Accel
  • Biology: The Living Earth
  • Spanish 1-2 or Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1-2
  • PE or Sport
  • Art Foundations 1-2

Grade 10

  • Law Enforcement 1-2 or Fire Science 1-2
  • English 3-4 or 3-4 Accel
  • Geometry or Algebra 2
  • Chemistry in the Earth System
  • Modern World History*
  • Spanish 3-4 or Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3-4
  • PE or Sport
  • Academic Elective

Grade 11

  • Law Enforcement 3-4 or Emergency Medical Responder
  • English 5-6*
  • Algebra 2, Intro to Data Science, Pre-Calculus, Finite Math
  • Forensic Science
  • U.S. History*
  • World Language 5-6*
  • Academic or Athletic Elective

Grade 12

  • LEAPS Seminar
  • CSU Expository Reading and Writing Composition*
  • Intro to Data Science, Finite Math, Pre-Calculus, Statistics*, Calculus*
  • US Government/Economics*
  • Academic or Athletic Elective (2 recommended)

* AP Course is available in this subject area

Course of Study is subject to change at the discretion of the district.

Work-Based Learning 

  • LB Fire Station field trip
  • Participation in mock interviews
  • Visits to Fire Boats, Emergency Command Center, Long Beach and Compton Court House

Industry Partners 

  • Long Beach Police Department
  • Long Beach Fire Department

For More information

For more information about LEAPS, contact Valerie Gonzalez, Pathway Coordinator:

(562) 423-1472