The Baltimore Sun reports that the Hartford County school system plans to open the nation’s first magnet program focused on homeland security. The pioneering program will prepare high school students for careers in disaster response, high-level computer science, and law enforcement. Classes will begin in 2007 at Joppatowne High School, and students will be given limited security clearances so that they can perform internships at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, a facility the military develops conventional and biological weapons. While similar programs are offered at the university level, this degree of immersion at the high school level is a first. The program’s curriculum will include coursework on public safety, border control, cybersecurity, religious ideology, and other related subjects. State officials see this program as an opportunity to prepare students for thousands of jobs that will be available in Maryland because of a nationwide consolidation of military bases…