Pathways Academy of Technology & Design One of the 88 Distinguished NAF Academies

Pathways Academy of Technology & Design One of the 88 Distinguished NAF Academies

In total, more than 100 NAF Academies Earn Model Level for Delivering High-Quality Educational Experiences for High School Students

(March 29, 2019 – New York, NY) – Eighty-nine academies in the NAF network have reached Distinguished level and in total, more than 100 have reached Model level on NAF’s annual assessment, delivering high-quality educational experiences for high school students across the nation. NAF’s annual assessment measures an academy’s strengths and challenges in implementing NAF’s results-driven educational design that prepares students for success in college and careers. Site visits conducted by a team of distinguished leaders, outside experts, and NAF staff verify academy scores.

A subset of these high performing academies reaches additional thresholds to earn Distinguished level – NAF’s highest level of achievement. Eighty-nine academies in the NAF network have reached Distinguished level, with 71 of these academies having reached this level more than once and 18 being new to the roster.

NAF President, JD Hoye, said, “Congratulations to all of our 2019 distinguished and model academies who have worked tirelessly to remain committed to NAF’s educational design and ensure high-value college and career ready experiences for our high school students. We know that the work will not stop here and look forward to many more contributions to come.”

NAF’s annual assessment helps academies assess their progress and increase their alignment to NAF’s standards, reflecting national standards developed by researchers and members from similar career and pathway organizations.

The Distinguished and Model academies will be recognized at NAF Next, NAF’s annual professional development conference, from July 8-10 in Detroit, MI.

Distinguished Academies:

1. Academy of Finance and Enterprise, Academy of Finance — Long Island City, NY
2. Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — North Miami, FL
3. Atlantic Technical Magnet High School, Academy of Information Technology — Coconut Creek, FL
4. Ballou High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Washington, DC (*new this year)
5. Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Academy of Information Technology — Miami, FL (*new this year)
6. Barron Collier High School, Academy of Finance — Naples, FL (*new this year)
7. Barron Collier High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Naples, FL (*new this year)
8. Barron Collier High School, Academy of Engineering — Naples, FL
9. Barron Collier High School, Academy of Information Technology — Naples, FL
10. Blanche Ely High School, Academy of Information Technology — Broward County, FL
11. Bryan Adams High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Dallas, TX (*new this year)
12. Carver High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Winston-Salem, NC (*new this year)
13. Clarence High School, Academy of Finance — Clarence, NY
14. Clark High School, Academy of Finance — Las Vegas, NV
15. Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism — Washington, DC
16. Coral Gables Senior High School, Academy of Finance — Miami, FL
17. Coral Reef High School, Academy of Finance — Miami, FL
18. Crooms Academy of Information Technology — Sanford, FL
19. David W. Butler High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Charlotte, NC
20. Dinuba High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Dinuba, CA
21. East Forsyth High School, Academy of Finance — Kernersville, NC
22. East Mecklenburg High School, Academy of Engineering — Charlotte, NC
23. Emmett J. Conrad High School, Academy of Information Technology — Dallas, TX (*new this year)
24. Emmett J. Conrad High School, Academy of Engineering — Dallas, TX
25. Emmett J. Conrad High School, Academy of Finance — Dallas, TX
26. Emmett J. Conrad High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Dallas, TX
27. Emmett J. Conrad High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Dallas, TX
28. Enloe High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Raleigh, NC
29. Everglades High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Miramar, FL (*new this year)
30. G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, Academy of Information Technology — Miami, FL
31. Harmony Magnet Academy of Engineering — Porterville, CA
32. Harmony Magnet Academy of Performing Arts — Porterville, CA
33. Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences — Charlotte, NC
34. Hialeah Gardens High School, Academy of Engineering — Miami, FL
35. Hialeah Gardens High School, Academy of Finance — Miami, FL
36. Hialeah Gardens High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Miami, FL
37. Hialeah Gardens High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Miami, FL
38. Hialeah Gardens High School, Academy of Information Technology — Miami, FL
39. Immokalee High School, Academy of Engineering — Immokalee, FL
40. Independence High School, Academy of Engineering — Charlotte, NC
41. John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Miami, FL
42. Justin F. Kimball High School, Academy of Engineering — Dallas, TX
43. Justin F. Kimball High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Dallas, TX
44. Lancaster High School, Academy of Finance — Lancaster, NY
45. Mallard Creek High School, Academy of Engineering — Charlotte, NC
46. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Academy of Finance — Broward County, FL
47. McKinley Technology High School, Academy of Engineering — Washington, DC
48. McKinley Technology High School, Academy of Information Technology — Washington, DC
49. Miami Beach Senior High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Miami, FL
50. Miami Central Senior High School, Academy of Information Technology — Miami, FL
51. Miami Edison Senior High School, Academy of Finance — Miami, FL (*new this year)
52. Miami Jackson Senior High School, Academy of Finance — Miami, FL (*new this year)
53. Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College, Academy of Health Sciences — Miami FL
54. Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College, Academy of Information Technology — Miami, FL
55. Miami Springs Senior High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Miami, FL (Special recognition for returning as Distinguished after 8 years)

56. Miami Sunset Senior High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Miami, FL (*new this year)
57. Naples High School, Academy of Engineering — Naples, FL
58. New Britain High School, Academy of Finance — New Britain, CT
59. Northeast High School, Academy of Finance — St. Petersburg, FL
60. Northport High School, Academy of Finance — Northport, NY
61. Olympic High School, Academy of Information Technology — Charlotte, NC (*new this year)
62. Olympic, School of Executive Leadership & Entrepreneurial Development, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Charlotte, NC (*new this year)
63. Olympic High School, Academy of Engineering — Charlotte, NC
64. Olympic, School of Executive Leadership & Entrepreneurial Development, Academy of Finance — Charlotte, NC
65. Olympic High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Charlotte, NC
66. Orosi High School, Academy of Engineering and Green Technology — Orosi, CA (*new this year)
67. Orosi High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Orosi, CA (*new this year)
68. Palomares Academy of Health Sciences– Pomona, CA
69. Pathways Academy of Technology & Design, Academy of Information Technology — Hartford, CT
70. Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Academy of Engineering — Charlotte, NC
71. Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Academy of Health Sciences — Charlotte, NC
72. Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Academy of Information Technology — Charlotte, NC
73. Porterville High School, Academy of Finance — Porterville, CA
74. Porterville High School, Academy of Health Sciences — Porterville, CA
75. Sanderson High School, Academy of Finance — Raleigh, NC
76. Scotlandville Magnet High School, Academy of Engineering — Baton Rouge, LA
77. Skyline High School & Career Development Center, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Dallas, TX
78. Southern Lee High School, Academy of Engineering — Sanford, NC
79. Southern Lee High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Sanford, NC
80. Southwest Miami Senior High School, Academy of Finance — Miami, FL
81. Thomas Jefferson High School, Academy of Engineering — Dallas, TX (*new this year)
82. Thomas Jefferson High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Dallas, TX
83. Valley High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Las Vegas, NV
84. West Seneca West Senior High School, Academy of Finance — West Seneca, NY (*new this year)
85. West Seneca West Senior High School, Academy of Information Technology — West Seneca, NY (*new this year)
86. W.H. Adamson High School, Academy of Finance — Dallas, TX
87. William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, Academy of Information Technology — Miami, FL
88. Woodrow Wilson High School, Academy of Finance — Dallas, TX
89. Woodrow Wilson High School, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism — Dallas, TX

About NAF:
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready.

NAF works with high need communities to transform the high school experience through an educational design that includes industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals, culminating in a paid internship. NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2018-19 school year, over 100,000 students attended 617 NAF academies across 35 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2018, NAF academies reported 99% of seniors graduated with 87% of graduates planning to go to college. For more information, please visit: http://naf.org/