FBI Forensic Investigative Academy (FIA), Palmetto Senior High School
The first-of-its-kind FBI Forensic Investigative Academy, FIA, (Est. 2015) is based upon a high-leverage strategic thinking curriculum and part of the rigorous College academic achievements Board Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Program at Miami Palmetto Senior High, a premiere school with a rich legacy of academic achievement and parental and community support.
Teachers and students participation in the FIA are afforded the opportunity to engage collaboratively with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Selected teachers will participate in the FBI Citizens Academy for a period of (8) weeks.
The FBI Citizens Academy will offer these teachers an up-close and personal look at ‘how’ the FBI operates, its mission, legal authority, range of responsibilities.
Students selected to participate in the FBI Youth Academy (Summer Academy), in partnership with the FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni and Miami Dade College, join an elite group of students learning the inner workings of the FBI and take part in a diverse schedule which includes practical applications and scenario-based training.
Additionally, students in the FIA will be mentored by the FBI Citizens Academy Graduates (Alumni) and on a weekly basis participate in a school site symposium lead by an FBI Agent.
Rockstars who travel around to numerous venues educating our South Florida Communities
Can you imagine spending a week with the FBI?
Principal, Barbara Goldman High School
FBI Miami CAAA Alumni
Peter Falcon, FBI Miami Division
School Board Miami-Dade
Director, FBI Miami CAAAA
Teacher, Everglades High School
FBI Miami CAAA Alumni
Director, FBI Miami CAAA's
FBI Youth Academy at Miami Dade College
National Security Intelligence Academy (NSI) at Barbara Goleman Sr. High School
The National Security Intelligence Academy (NSI) is an amazing educational program facilitated and in partnership with the FBI Miami, teacher and FBI Miami Staff Member, Peter Falcon and Principal and FBI Miami CAAA Alumni Member, Joaquin Hernandez.
The academy and magnet program is conducted at Barbara Goleman Senior High in the Miami-Dade School district. It is also referred to as The Law Enforcement and Intelligence Studies Magnet.
This unique magnet program was specially designed for Barbara Goleman Sr. High. The academy has two strands: The Law Enforcement and Intelligence strand and Forensic Science.
Magnet academy leader for the NSI program and Command and Tactical Operations Center Specialist (CTOC) Peter Falcon, has been teaching for 23 years and has been working with the FBI Miami Division for 25 years.
Falcon, along with the administration at Barbara Goleman, have worked to create a magnet program so any student interested in law enforcement and forensic science can learn from specialists and apply academic studies into real life scenarios. This magnet program will facilitate entry into various law enforcement careers.
Alumni who have a passion for literacy and making kids smile
FBI Youth Academy at Everglades High School
Over the past eight years the FBI Miami Division in conjunction with Everglades High School has a Memo of Understanding agreement to provide an FBI Youth Academy Program for high school 11th and 12th graders. Over the past three years, the program has expanded from 35 students to over 120 students. We have recently added a second level (2) to the FBI Youth Academy program adding 10th graders. The extension of the program was due to the fact that students lobbied for and successfully got a two-year level program to include the 10th grade.
The interaction of the students and the agents has led to an increased awareness of how the Bureau protects us domestically. Students have gone on to join the Marines and some have joined local law enforcement because of the program. This is such a popular class that we expect to add on more sections within the next two years.
Students from Everglades High School provide perfect feeder program into the week long FBI Miami CAAA's FBI Youth Program at Miami Dade College.
Extra Highlight: Hundreds of toys and gifts were given out at our Spirit of Giving initiative; Miami Palmetto Senior High’s Forensic Academy students teamed up with the FBI Miami CAAA to gather and deliver these gifts to students attending Dr. Robert Russo Moton Elementary School before they left for the winter break. These students, who are on free and reduced meals, and economically disadvantaged, were overjoyed on this special day. The students that attend Moton Elementary School will most likely attend Miami Palmetto Sr. which added a special touch and connection.