Cherokee County Elements of Forensics Science Class
According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, more than three-fourths of the students taking the Elements of Forensic Science class this fall semester at Sand Rock High School will be able to obtain 3 hours of college credit from Jacksonville State University, thanks to dual enrollment scholarships. Senior Forensic Scientist Mark Hopwood from the Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics will be teaching the class, and he will be assisted by Center personnel and members of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit. The students will actively participate in processing mock crime scenes, documenting, collecting, and preserving evidence, as well as classroom lectures. The dual enrollment scholarships were made available through the College Opportunity Resources for Education Scholars Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation program.