National Academy Foundation (NAF)

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National Academy Foundation Overview

  • NAF Career-Themed Academies operate as small learning communities, a school within a school education model where students are exposed to academically rigorous curriculum and work-based learning experiences. 

    Students that graduate from a NAF Academy take control of their post-secondary education and career path because their education directly prepares them with real-world application of their academic, technical and employability skills.    

    NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. 

    Business professionals volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships, and serve on local advisory boards. 

    At this time Broward County Public Schools offer 22 NAF Career-Themed Academies in 14 high schools.  Eight of these academies have been awarded Distinguished and Model status. 

    These academies demonstrate exceptional fidelity to an educational design that prepares students for college, career, and future success.

    For more information, please visit https://naf.org

NAF Internship Video

  • NAF Academy of Engineering 2019

    The Academy of Engineering curriculum explores principles of engineering, and provides content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Academies use curriculum from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), The STEM Academy, or Paxton/Patterson. They also benefit from support provided by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Click here for more information.

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  • NAF Academy of Finance 2019

    The Academy of Finance curriculum covers banking and credit, financial planning, global finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics. The Academy of Finance curriculum and certification is validated by the Council for Economic Education. Click here for more information.

    NAF Finance

  • NAF Academy of Health Sciences 2019

    The Academy of Health Sciences curriculum includes courses on biotechnology, anatomy, physiology, and global health. Academies may use Biomedical curriculum from Project Lead the Way Inc. (PLTW) or the Health Sciences Careers curriculum from Paxton-Patterson. HOSA—Future Health Professionals also provides opportunities for students to build college and career-readiness skills. The National Consortium for Health Science Education provides an online module for work-based learning. Click here for more information.

    NAF Health Sciences

  • NAF Academy of Hospitality & Tourism 2019

    The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism curriculum includes courses on event planning, customer service, geography for tourism, hospitality marketing, and sustainable tourism. The curriculum has received industry validation from the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership. Click here for more information.

    NAF Hospitality and Tourism

  • NAF Academy of Information Technology 2019

    The Academy of Information Technology curriculum covers computer networking, systems, database design, digital video production, graphic design, web design, and programming. In addition, Juniper Networks has agreed upon a program of study, linked to NAF assessments, that will qualify students for its professional training program and earn a Juniper certificate. Academies may also use computer science curriculum from Project Lead the Way, Inc. (PLTW) and select courses from Cisco. Click here for more information.

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NAF Academies - Schools

NAF Academy Schools Academy Themes
Atlantic Technical High School Academy of IT
Blanche Ely High School Academy of IT
Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
Academy of Finance
Academy of Health Science
Cypress Bay High School Academy of Finance
Deerfield Beach High School Academy of Finance
Dillard High School Academy of Finance
Academy of Health Science
Academy of Hospitatlity and Tourism
Everglades High School Academy of Health Science
Hollywood Hills High School Academy of Finance
Monarch High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
Piper High School Academy of Finance
Academy of IT
Plantation High School Academy of Finance
Academy of Health Science
South Broward High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
Stoneman Douglas High School Academy of Finance
Stranahan High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
Academy of Engineering
Taravella High School Academy of Finance

Contact Information

  • Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education - CTACE

    1701 NW 23rd Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-8400

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    Enid Valdez

    Director

  • Lucille Flynn - Curriculum Supervisor

    Email: Lucille.Flynn@browardschools.com

    Phone: 754-321-8437

  • Jean Mason - Lead NAF Facilitator/Internships

    Email: Jean.Mason@browardschools.com

    Phone: 754-321-8402

  • Laura Wilson - Lead NAF Facilitator/Internships

    Email: nicole.l.wilson@browardschools.com

    Phone: 754 321 8400

NAF's Approach to Work-Based Learning

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