PSA is a non-profit coed public high school program for students (9th-12th grade) interested in criminal justice, forensic science, fire service, and Emergency Medical Responder. Students attend academic courses and a PSA elective course as a grade level team. Learning occurs through academics, field trips, hands-on skills, scenarios, competitions, and guest instructors.
PSA is a joint sponsored program through Palm Springs Unified School District, Learning for Life Exploring, and our industry sponsors. PSA is funded through the California Department of Education’s California Partnership Academies grant, “a school within a school” model.
Through the integration of structured curriculum, students will:Prepare to enter college and/or the public safety workforce.Successfully use 21st century skills.Act appropriately when faced with ethical dilemmas.
American Medical Response (AMR), Riverside County EMS
Boy Scouts of America – California Inland Empire Council
California Department of Education (CDE)
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CALFIRE)
California Partnership Academies (CPA)
California Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST)
California State University, San Bernardino – Palm Desert Campus
College of the Desert – Public Safety Academy
Connect The Dots & Jack Becker Youth CERT Program
ConnectEd CA – Linked Learning
Desert Hot Springs High School
Desert Hot Springs Police Department
GALLS, LLC – Inland Empire Uniforms
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Riverside Office
La Sierra University, Criminal Justice – Ontario Location
Learning for Life Exploring (Law Enforcement & Fire Service)
National Latino Peace Officers Assoc., Coachella Valley Chapter
Palm Springs Unified School District
Riverside County Fire Department (RVC)