Course Description: Forensic Science is offered exclusively to high school students and explains the science used in forensic science techniques, specific types of evidence and the techniques to collect and analyze the evidence. The topics covered include crime scene investigation; the collection, handling, and examination of trace evidence such as hair, fibers, soil, pollen and grass; fingerprint, blood and blood spatter examination; DNA, drug, handwriting and tool mark analysis; impressions; ballistics; forensic anthropology; and the determination of the cause and time of death. The class balances extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings and intriguing case studies.
This course is offered at two seperate times.
- Tuesdays and Fridays, 2nd period
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1st period
Required text: Forensic Science-Fundamentals &
Investigations by Anthony J. Bertino 2012 copyright
Supply/copy fee: $60.00 (check written to Becky Angelilli due at Orientation or at the first class)
Annual tuition: $490.00 per year ($49/month for 10 months, August – May, or $55/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)
B.S. in Criminal Justice
Becky graduated from VCU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She worked with the Chesterfield County Police as an Evidence Technician. She was among the first civilians hired to complete the crime scene investigations for the department. Becky has lived in the area her entire life. She has two boys who also attend Bridge Academy. Becky and her family have a heart for missions both locally and internationally. They have been traveling to Nicaragua for the past 6 years, where they have made lifelong friendships.
Classes: Bible (5th-7th), Intro to CSI, Creative Writing (6th-8th), Space and Earth, Bible: Character Building (7th-9th), Health with Life Skills (6th-8th), Life Skills 9th-12th, Forensic Science, Environmental Science, and Criminal Justice