• Welcome Class of 2027!

Open House / Expo

  • The Newberry High School Academy of Criminal Justice will host the IN-PERSON Open House and Expo on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. As always, all events and activities for the Open House and Expo will be conducted outside with in-person participation. The Open House will begin at 6:00 pm and the Expo will start at 7:00 pm. Please make plans to come out and see all that our program has to offer, speak with our Academy Director (Patrick Treese) as well as current and former Academy students, and look into the career opportunities which can become available after completion of the Academy of Criminal Justice program.

    There will be many professionals at the Expo highlighting career opportunities in the field of criminal justice with which you will have the opportunity to speak. Some examples of past participants are:

    • Alachua County Sheriff's Office
      • Air 1
      • SWAT Bearcat
      • SWAT Rook
      • Bomb Truck
      • Motor Units
      • K9 Unit
      • Dive Team
    • Gainesville Police Department
      • Forensics Unit
      • SWAT Team
      • K9 Unit
      • Motor Units
      • Explorers
    • High Springs Police Department
      • K9 Unit
      • Traffic Unit
    • Alachua Police Department
      • Traffic Unit
      • Motor Unit
    • Florida Wildlife Commission
      • Water Unit
    • University of Florida Police Department
      • Forensics Unit
      • Community Services
      • Motor Unit
    • Department of Corrections
      • K9 Bloodhounds
      • Recruiting
    • Medical Examiner's Office
      • ME's Van
    • ASPCA 
      • Van
    • Santa Fe College Police Department
      • Traffic Unit
    • Santa Fe College Institute of Public Safety
      • Recruiting Table

    Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to look into your possible future!




Shadow Days

  • At this time, "Shadow Days" are scheduled on the following dates and times, so you can have an opportunity to take a peek into a day at Newberry High School and the Criminal Justice program:

    • Thursday, January 26, 2023
      • 8:30 am - 11:30 am for students ATTENDING Oak View Middle School

    • Friday, January 27, 2023
      • 8:30 am - 11:30 am for students NOT ATTENDING Oak View Middle School

    Your assigned Shadow Day is based on your CURRENT school enrollment.

    ***We can not accommodate requests for alternate dates***


    Please use the following link to complete the Class of 2027 NHS Academy of Criminal Justice "Shadow Day" if you would like the opportunity to participate in a Shadow Day at Newberry High School. All Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2023. If your eligibility to participate is confirmed and your request to attend a Shadow Day is approved, you will receive a welcoming email with additional information and an admission ticket no later than Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

    RULES AND CONDITIONS: You must agree to the following Rules and Conditions for your child to participate in a Shadow Day: (1) The student must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5, less than ten unexcused absences, and not have behavior referrals (2) The student must have personal transportation to and from Newberry High School (arriving by 8:30 am and leaving by 11:30 am). Students can not remain on the NHS campus past 11:30 am. (3) The student's attire must meet ACPS dress code on Shadow day.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!