Teen Court: Overview
Teen Court is a program in which students may participate in an actual trial of a first-offender minor that has committed a misdemeanor. Held on a monthly basis, Teen Court offers students the opportunity to participate in the civic requirement of jury duty by acting as "fact-finding" jurors who ask questions of the accused minors, conduct deliberations to reach a verdict, and make sentencing recommendations for first time teen offenders. It’s a great way for students to practice critical thinking and questioning strategies. Volunteer attorneys are also present to help train the students and provide insight into potential career opportunities in law. This is a great program for all students; however, if you are thinking of entering into a career in law, then this is an excellent resource! Parents or students who have any questions may contact the teacher advisor, Ms. Montesano (firstname.lastname@example.org). Teen Court Club meetings are on Tuesdays at snack in room 828.
Teen Court Sessions: 2019-2020 School Year
Teen Court is in session on Wednesdays on the following dates:
September 15th, November 6th, December 4th, January 8th, February 5th, March 11th, April 1st, April 29th.
- Court check-in is at 3:15 and court starts promptly at 3:30.
- New juror training is from 3:00-3:30 in room 506. You must be trained prior to serving on the jury.
Teen Court in Action