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Spring 2020 FBI teen academy accepting applications
FBI teen academy
A high school student learns to dust for latent prints during FBI San Juan’s 2015 Teen Academy.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento Field Office encourages all high school juniors within the office’s 34-county area of responsibility to apply to attend the FBI Teen Academy.

All high school juniors — whether enrolled in public, private, charter, or home school — may apply.

The Spring 2020 FBI Teen Academy is set for April 3, at the FBI Sacramento Field Office headquarters in Roseville.

Students chosen to attend the academy spend an informative, interactive day learning about the FBI’s investigative priorities, participating in unique, interactive experiences, and engaging directly with FBI personnel. Graduates of the course are more aware of the threats their communities face, the challenges presented by the online environment, and the personal choices that can affect their future careers, better preparing them to mentor their peers.

Interested students must download the Spring 2020 FBI Teen Academy application from the FBI Sacramento Field Office’s Community Outreach web page, obtain signatures on all forms, and complete an essay as directed in the application instructions. All application packages must arrive by mail, package delivery service, or be dropped off at FBI Sacramento Field Office Headquarters by 4 p.m. on March 6. Students cannot submit applications electronically.

The FBI Teen Academy is a free experience for students attending the academy class; however, families may incur personal expenses for any travel necessary to attend.

The FBI Sacramento Field Office serves 34 of California’s 58 counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba.