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    National Academy Foundation (NAF)

    NAT consist of career-themed Academies that are organized as small learning communities.  Today there are more than 529 career Academies in 40 states and the District of Columbia. NAF’s Academies include: Academy of Finance, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, Academy of Information Technology and Academy of Engineering.  NAF connects young people to role models, mentors and teachers who are fully invested in their education and career success.  

    Mission Statement 

    AOHT began at Smithfield Selma High School in the 2019-20 school year with collaboration with general History course classes.  The primary goal was/is to expose high school students to the wide variety of opportunities and career paths in one of the world’s largest industry. 

    Benefits/Program Features

    College Prep

    Dual enrollment

    Paid Internships

    Outreach Programs


    Industry Speakers

    Industry Mentors

    Personalized portfolios

    Business cards

    Advisory board




    Course Outline

    Grade 9

    Placed in Introductory Academy classes 

    Develop resumes and portfolio 

    Explore local businesses and attractions

    Grade 10

    Enroll in ENT and Event Planning

    Continue in Core classes

    Networking with industry professionals

    Grade 11

    Internship preparation begins

    Finalize portfolios

    Tweak technological skills

    Show industry professionals during Shawdowship Day

    Conduct Mock Interviews

    Grade 12

    Creak a PPP/E-Book Internship

    Present findings to students in grades 9-11

    Begin to apply for scholarships and post secondary institutions

    Participate in a field student

    AOHT Graduation is conducted in May