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Academy of Human Services

The Academy of Human Services is a small learning community where students receive a rigorous and relevant curriculum that prepares them for success in the pathways of Education & Training; Government, Law & Public Safety; and Social Services.

The Academy of Human Services provides students with a
comprehensive educational experience. The following opportunities are unique to the Academy of Human Services. Opportunities may be campus-specific or subject to availability based upon enrollment and other factors.

  • Gateways ECE Credential Level 1 Certification available through the Occupational Childcare 1 Articulated course
  • Joliet Police Explorers program provides relevant experience in law enforcement
  • Future Educators Club, Human Relations Club and Key Club to provide teaching and community service opportunities
  • Mock Trial Team competitions and debate development
  • Hands-on childcare experience available through Tiger Tots and Steel Tots community daycare programs
  • JROTC classes and military-based extracurricular programs such as Raider Team, Rifle Team, Drill Team and Color Guard
  • Internship opportunities with local government officials
  • Academy-specific electives such as JROTC, Occupational Child Care, World Language, European History and Psychology
  • Dual Credit and AP course offerings such as American National Government, Occupational Childcare, and Child Development
  • Job Shadowing experiences related to Career Academy pathways


For a complete listing of academy-specific electives and Dual Credit/AP course offerings, vivist the online Course Offerings Guide



Mike Lutz
Academy Coordinator
B.S. University of St. Francis
M.A. Governors State University






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