NAF Academies In Dallas, Texas
The comprehensive high school based Academies prioritize professional fields in which young people are most likely to find opportunities for employment, development, growth, financial reward, and advancement. Each theme is chosen based on industry research that demonstrates growth trends and predicts rising rates of employment in the years ahead.
Corporate and industry leaders further attest to job growth and stability in their field. Before launching a new theme, NAF secures the strong endorsement of its corporate partners who commit to help NAF nurture partnerships between businesses and schools at the national and local level. Industry partnerships are vital to assuring the success of students and schools.
NAF Academy students complement their core academic studies with a focus on one of five career themes.
The Academy of Finance connects high school students with the world of financial services, offering a relevant curriculum that covers banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics.
The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism helps students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel management to sports, entertainment, and event management, including the study of geography, economics, and world cultures.
The Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. The Academy of Engineering is a partnership with Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), The STEM Academy, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME),ConnectEd, and SME Education Foundation.
The Academy of Information Technology prepares students for career opportunities in programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace.