Carver High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and East Forsyth High School Academy of Finance have been awarded the highest level of achievement for NAF academies, both receiving “Distinguished” level recognition for the 2018-19 school year.
The Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools’ Career Academies frequently interact with the business community by participating in Chamber events. Both academies attended the Chamber’s State of the Economy event in February.
The Distinguished designation is given to a select few academies who have reached Model level on NAF’s annual assessment, exhibiting strong fidelity to an educational design that prepares students for success in college and careers. 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.”
The Distinguished academies will be recognized at NAF Next, NAF’s annual professional development conference, in Detroit, MI this July.
“This recognition is a testament to all those who help make our academies a success from the high school academy coordinators, the students, our district Executive Directors for CTE to our district career academy advisory board,” said Vicky Wheeler, WS/FCS Academy Director, “It’s a team effort to achieve this level of success.”
Carver High School Academy of Hospitality/Tourism and East Forsyth High School Academy of Finance, are part of NAF, a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready. Other WS/FCS NAF academies earned the certified level, which is appropriate for the life of the academy. These academies include Carver High School Academy of Information Technology, Mt. Tabor High School Academy of Hospitality/Tourism, North Forsyth High School Academy of Health Sciences, and West Forsyth High School Academy of Finance.
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/