9th-12th: The Discovery of Forensic Science

Teacher Name: Casey Barrett
Teacher Email: caseybarrett0215@gmail.com
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Semester discount: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $40.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 9th – 12th
Minimum Class Size: 4
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: No
Class Time: 1st hour
Prerequisite: No
Estimated homework hours: 2-3 hrs per week

Required Materials or Books:
Forensic Science for High School 2nd ed. ISBN 978-0-7575-4414-9
This book can be bought new/used or rented on Amazon.com or textbooks.com for about $30.00. Also, please bring a notebook, pens, pencils, and a calculator.

Class Description:
In this class we will explore the fascinating world of forensic science and how it is used to solve criminal cases by criminal justice professionals.

We will walk through the process of solving crimes including: Forensic science and the law, types of evidence, crime scene analysis, fingerprinting, hair, fibers, drugs, toxicology, trace evidence, soil and glass, blood, DNA, entomology, human remains, firearms, tool mark impressions, as well as handwriting analysis.

We will also be conducting experiments to gain hands on knowledge and a better understanding of the forensic process and how it is used to solve criminal cases.

It is important that your students are very diligent in this class. They will be learning to be good note takers, have good math and science skills, as well as good logic and deductive reasoning skills, which is why I’m recommending this class for 10th–12th graders or advanced 8th–9th graders. I will leave the decision on whether your child is capable of completing this course to you and your extensive knowledge of your child and their abilities.

Casey Barrett

Casey Barrett


My name is Casey Barrett, I am 30 years old and I was homeschooled and attended co-op from the time I was 3 years old until I graduated high school in 2007. After graduation I started teaching preschool at the MDO program at FBC Woodway where I still work and my son attends classes. I attended MCC where I received an A.A. in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Forensic Science. I then attended UMHB and received a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Criminal Justice, where I was a TA and research assistant in the chemistry department. Since then I have gotten married, moved a couple of times, had a baby, and I am very excited to see where God will lead me next.