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NYC NAF Academies

NYC NAF Academies complement core academic studies with a focus on one of the five career themes by the implementation of the NAF educational design.

NAF career themes are developed based on industry research that demonstrates growth trends and predicts rising rates of employment in the years ahead.  Companies partner with Academies to build a future-ready workforce – aligning their industry expertise with classroom instruction.


The NAF's educational design includes four essential elements of practice: academy development & structure, curriculum & instruction, advisory board, and work-based learning. These elements build on each other to ignite students' passion for learning and support the schools' and the districts' priorities and give businesses the opportunity to shape America's future workforce.


In New York City, NAF academies are also considered Career Technical Education aligned, with rigorous STEM infused curricula, work-based learning experiences, and CTE industry partners. The value and promise of Career Technical Education: results of a national survey of parents and students.

Learn more about each of our NYC NAF Academies by theme

Academies of Finance
connect high school students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers entrepreneurship, banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics, among other topics.
Academy of Finance and Enterprise Distinguished Academy


Alfred E Smith Career and Technical Education High School


Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance


Bronx School of Law and Finance


 James Madison High School


John Dewey High School


Susan Wagner High School


Tottenville High School



Academies of Hospitality & Tourism 

help students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel to sports, entertainment, and event management. By providing an education that emphasizes both customer service and the mastery of tangible skills, like using reservation software, AOHT students are prepared to meet the needs of this growing industry.

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism High School


Grover Cleveland High School


High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology


High School of Economics and Finance


High School of Hospitality Management


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School


Long Island City High School


New Utrecht High School


University Neighborhood High School

Academies of Health Sciences 

address the critical achievement gap in STEM fields by developing a pipeline of students prepared to pursue health-related degrees and professions in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

International High School for Health Sciences


Richmond Hill High School

Academies of Information Technology 

prepare students for careers in programming, database administration, web design and management, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace.


Academy of Innovative Technology


Academy for Language and Technology High School 


Benjamin Franklin High school for Finance & Information Technology


Broome Street Charter High School


Frances Perkins High School  


Grover Cleveland High School


James Madison High School



Academies of Engineering 

educate high school students in the principles of engineering and preparing them to pursue opportunities in these growing fields. 

Academy of Urban Planning High School


Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy


City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


High School for Construction Trades, Engineering, and Architecture


Manhattan Bridges High School

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