High Schoolers Can Become Cops?

High Schoolers Can Become Cops?

Carl Wunsche High School offers an unique opportunity for students interested in law enforcement.
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Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, home of the phoenix, was built on the premise that real industry experience can help create a better prepared workforce for our future without compromising the essential core classes that create the foundation for students. It is with this unique mission in mind that the Criminal Justice Pathway explorers the important role of the first responder, corrections, and legal professionals.

With the changing landscape of our society, preparing dedicated community members who want to implement change is important if we want to continue to be the finest example of police professionals in the world.

Our students get chances for hands-on training that most people only experience in higher education or academies. We are the only high school in the state of Texas that has a sanctioned courtroom where legal students not only get to practice public speaking and courtroom demeanor but understand the pressures that come with the environment of that hallowed space.

Carl Wunsche is moving forward on a changeable search house that will be used for training our students and members of our policing community. Wunsche is also moving forward with improvements to our forensic department, understanding that trace evidence is not just important to today’s legal cases but now a normal standard.

With all these initiatives coming to fruition it seemed logical to share in the academic and hands-on learning with future Wunsche students. Our team and student leadership developed a mobile training center we call WATCH, Wunsche Academy Teaching Community Heroes. This center will reach out to elementary and middle schools all over Spring ISD to strengthen the connection between police and their community. The best part of WATCH will be the instructors, our Wunsche student leadership. Leading instruction seminars for younger students will go a long way in reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom while providing much-needed role models for younger students to look up to while navigating the complicated world of adolescence.


Every year we go to an event called, National Night Out. National Night Out is an event where the community and law enforcement come together to understand the culture that we live in, in order to build a bridge between the community and law enforcement.

I was honored to attend National Night Out with my classmates and my team. It was an honor to present the colors. This would have to be my 2nd year coming to this event, and since last year they’ve improved and made it way more fun for the kids. The most memorable part of that day is just seeing the little kids happy going to each booth and getting something out of it. The best part of that day would have to be dancing with the little kids and just interacting with them and as well with the parents. It’s amazing to see that the community actually reaches out to our Spring ISD Police Department and they don’t see them as just working men/women, but they see them as a normal person that likes to have fun.

- Joanna V.
Class of 2018

We also go to volunteer at local events:

The Criminal Justice and the Medical Pathway from Wunsche High School went to Operation Stand Down on October 6, 2017. We had a long ride there but we all can honestly say it was worth the drive. We were shocked when we arrived at MacGregor Park to see all the veterans that needed help. We felt honored to be a big part of the operation. We helped move food and put it into bags, fix bags up with supplies, helped in the medical tent, and gave medical supplies out. The experience really showed us how we could help and what doing our part looks like. The best part of the whole day was hearing the veterans tell stories and going back and forth to say who is better. We had the Army, the Marines, the Navy, and the Air Force. The experience was really humbling and we were very honored to be a part of Operation Stand Down and help the brave people who helped us. As a side note, my amazing teacher Mr.Underwood is a veteran for the Marines.

- Ananda Temple

Class of 2019

The Wunsche Criminal Justice Pathway is a place where learning and experience go hand in hand knowing that service is the ultimate goal. Our students were there for community members affected by Hurricane Harvey and continue to be ready to serve when the opportunity presents itself.

At our career academy, we understand that the world is not always a welcoming place, but our students are ready to succeed with the skills they’ve learned and a confidence born of intense preparation.

In the world of public safety, there is a huge, friendly rivalry between red and blue; Fire/EMS vs. Police. Both sides have great pride in their "thin lines", but at the end of the day both put their differences aside to come together for a common goal: serving the greater good. Both industries often receive cross-training to understand the roles their counterparts play and take the skills they learn to apply in their field.

On October 18, 2017, Wunsche's EMT program collaborated with their Law Enforcement brethren to learn new skills. Instructed by Wunsche's lead law enforcement instructor Keith Underwood, the EMT students learned a plethora of hand restraint and control techniques that can be used to subdue a violent patient. We focus on multidisciplinary education, allowing students to experience real-life scenarios and gain valuable skills that can directly translate to the real world.

At the end of a student’s high school career, they have the opportunity to become certified in Texas Department of Corrections, EMT-B, 911 dispatch and have the opportunity to intern with Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Cypress Creek EMS. Carl Wunsche High School offers an unique opportunity for students interested in law enforcement. This is a program that is simply unparalleled.

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20 Simple Changes That Would Actually Make Students Go To Class

The college student's classroom Bill of Rights.

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Students, do you ever get the urge to grade your professor on how they taught their class? Do you ever want to email them a list of everything they did wrong in the semester? Well, here's some advice to all professors about what they can do to make classes better. If you're a student, share it and include your favorite points on course feedback surveys. If you're a professor, please consider doing these to make your class more enjoyable and engaging for everyone.

Let us use laptops in class

I know laptops can be distracting if not used properly, but as a professor who is not my high school teacher, it is not your responsibility to make sure I'm not distracted in class. I'm paying thousands of dollars to take this class, and I'm responsible for getting the most out of it. And sometimes, the way I can get the most out of your class is by taking notes on my computer because it's a lot faster than writing it out. Also #savethetrees

Give us at least a week to get our books

I know that I can look up the books for the class before the first day. However, those books are really expensive, so I'm never going to buy them before the first class because I need to ask you if I can buy a cheaper version. Give it a week to come in. You can even scan the first chapter, so we can still do the homework.

Put the schedule on the syllabus

When you give your class the whole schedule ahead of time, it means that I'll actually plan my schedule around your assignments. That means fewer vacations before I have a paper due.

Put the assignment sheets on the syllabus

When I know the assignment a couple weeks before it's due, I can manage my time more effectively. Also, you posting the prompt for the paper a couple days before it's due isn't helping anybody.

Teach your TA how to grade

Everyone has had a TA who thinks they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. They'll tear your assignments apart even in a 101 class. Everyone has also had TAs who don't care and give everyone 100%. If you have multiple TAs, they should all be grading the same way so that some people aren't penalized for having a hard grader. Give your grading TAs a rubric so that they'll grade a little more appropriately.

Don't make homework due right after break

It's called a "break" for a reason.

Curve grades

If the average grade is a C or lower on an assignment, then the problem probably wasn't the students. It was your teaching. Try to understand common mistakes and how you can prevent that in the future, but don't give your students a bad grade for something that wasn't their fault.

Actually be in your office during office hours

What's the point of giving us those hours if you don't even show up? Send an email out if you won't be in your office during your regular hours.

Email back promptly

Students usually have a lot going on, so they will inevitably put things off until the last minute. Understand that and check your email often (because we have to check ours every five minutes, too).

Answer all the questions in an email, not just one

You can't pick and choose what part of an email you should respond to. Read the whole thing and answer all the questions in the email.

Stop telling people that they can come talk to you after class if they have questions

I have 10 minutes to walk from this class across campus to my next class. I can't wait in a line of students to talk to you. Give more options for times to ask questions.

Just cancel class the day before break

You're not an idiot. No one is going to come, and I know you want that day off just as much as we do. At least make attendance optional or extra credit.

Leave comments that explain why we got a grade

Getting a grade back on an assignment gives me an idea of how I did on the assignment, but it tells me nothing about what I did wrong. I need feedback if I'm ever going to improve.

Leave positive feedback, too

When you're telling me what I can do better, let me know what I did well, too. That way, I can be sure to do that again in the future.

Grade things promptly

I know you have a lot to grade and grading takes longer when you give a lot of feedback, but when the time it takes to grade is twice as long as the time I had to complete the assignment, that's ridiculous.

Set a date for when you'll have things graded

If I have to have deadlines, you should, too. That's all I'm saying.

Set our deadline for when you'll actually start grading the assignment

There's no point in forcing us to have an assignment finished on Monday if you're not going to even look at it until Thursday.

Set a late assignments policy

And “no late assignments accepted" is not a policy. I know that we need to learn how to meet deadlines, but as someone who gets overwhelmed and stressed to the point of paralysis at certain points in the semester, I really appreciate even the smallest partial credit on late assignments.

Set an absence policy

And “students must attend every class" is not a policy. Jobs have a set amount of personal days and sick days, so classes should, too. I use my skip days to see more of my family or to see the doctor when I'm sick.

Be understanding

I know being a professor is stressful, so I'm willing to accept things when you mess up sometimes. But I expect you to be understanding with me in exchange.

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It's Unacceptable That The Students Involved In The Recent College Admissions Scandal Cheated Their Way In

They had access to everything they needed to excel but didn't put in the work to make the grades and requirements to be accepted into top universities.

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Let me begin with saying how disgusted I was when first heard about the recent college admissions and bribery scandal. I know how hard I worked in high school and during the process of applying for colleges that it makes me cringe that wealthy families paid tremendous amounts of money for their children's test scores to be altered, as well as bribing college admissions personnel. I find it very appalling that the students involved in this scandal took spots away from students who were incredibly worthy but got denied admission to various colleges.

This scandal shouldn't be super shocking, as for wealthy families put exorbitant amounts of money into their children's educations from the start. These families essentially pay for their children to have impressive and extensive resumes way before their kids were taking standardized tests such as the SAT or looking into colleges. They can afford to send their kids to the best primary and secondary schools around.

They are of the privilege to have private tutors for their kids when they were struggling in a class. They can afford to have their kids participate in all sorts of sports and extracurricular activities. And not to mention, all of these students do not have to worry about working on the side to help support their families. They give their kids all the necessities and so much more, that are needed for them to excel. I am in no way degrading students that come from wealthy families, but they have an immense leg up, due to the fact that they essentially can be molded into a "perfect" student.

It is truly disheartening to our society that the students involved in this particular scandal, with all the aid and resources given, still could not honestly make the scores and requirements need to get into the schools they applied to. Students that come from underprivileged or middle class families have to put much more hard work, dedication, and effort into building their resume and doing well in school. No matter the family you come from, hard work is extremely important to having the test scores, qualities, and requirements that top colleges desire but money does surely make achieving those much easier. Point blank, having money makes your life easier in many ways.

All the parties involved in this scandal have throughly been embarrassed and disgraced so instead of harbouring on it, we should focus more on the students with modest backgrounds that still are admitted into the countries' top universities. These are the kick-a** students that every should envy. The go through incredible stresses to earn a spot at some of the best universities which in my opinion is so honorable.

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