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