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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS’ Career Academies Outperform All School Districts as Nationally-Recognized Programs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) will add four new Distinguished Academies to its existing 12 Distinguished NAF Career Academies. Hialeah Gardens Senior High School added its Academy of Finance (AOF) and Academy of Hospitality (AOHT) to its other three themed Distinguished Academies, making it the first Miami-Dade high school as well as the first in the NAF network to earn this prestigious distinction for all five NAF Academy themes.  The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) at John A. Ferguson and the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) at William H. Turner Technical Arts Senior High School also achieved Distinguished status. 


M-DCPS now has 16 of the 68 nationally recognized high-quality academies, demonstrating that our career academy programs perform at the highest level in preparing students for college and careers. This national distinction is the most of any school district for delivering high-quality educational experiences for high school students. 


In addition, Miami-Dade has 14 Model Academies meeting the highest proportion of academic standards as evidenced on NAF’s annual assessment that allow academies to assess their progress and increase their alignment to NAF’s standards developed by national researchers. These career academies are aligned with the One Community One Goal initiative targeting major industries that impact the county’s economy.

M-DCPS' award-winning NAF Academies for 2018 are as follows:

SCHOOL

ACADEMY THEME

AWARD

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School

Hospitality & Tourism

Distinguished

Barbara Goleman Senior High School

Finance

Model

 

Hospitality & Tourism

Model

Booker T. Washington Senior High School

Finance

Model

Coral Gables Senior High School

Finance

Distinguished

Coral Reef Senior High School

Finance

Distinguished

G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School

Information Technology

Distinguished

John A. Ferguson Senior High School

Hospitality & Tourism

Distinguished

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Engineering

Distinguished

 

Finance

Distinguished

 

Health Sciences

Distinguished

 

Hospitality & Tourism

Distinguished

 

Information Technology

Distinguished

Homestead Senior High School

Hospitality & Tourism

Model

Miami Beach Senior High School

Hospitality & Tourism

Distinguished

Miami Central Senior High School

Information Technology

Distinguished

Miami Edison Senior High School

Finance

Model

Miami Jackson Senior High School

Finance

Model

Miami Lakes Educational Center

Health Sciences

Distinguished

 

Information Technology

Distinguished

Miami Springs Senior High School

Hospitality & Tourism

Model

Miami Sunset Senior High School

Engineering

Model

Finance

Model

 

Hospitality & Tourism

Model

 

Information Technology

Model

North Miami Senior High School

Finance

Model

Robert Morgan Educational Center

Hospitality & Tourism

Model

Southwest Miami Senior High School

Finance

Distinguished

William H. Turner Technical Senior High School

Finance

Model

 

Information Technology

Distinguished


The academies will be recognized at NAF’s annual professional development conference, in Washington, DC this July.

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders, who work together to ensure high school students are ready for college, career and their future. M-DCPS has exemplified significant strategic commitment to and investment in NAF academies and student enrollment goals, strong demonstration of the NAF model and outstanding leadership capacity within the network.

M-DCPS’ Division of Academics, Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with high quality, relevant, career technical education, giving students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college and careers and for life. For additional information, please contact CTE at 305-693-3030 or visit: http://dcte.dadeschools.net.

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