NAF Academies

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Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) and Academy of Engineering (AOE)

**Enrollment period for NAF Academies opens during Spring Registration! Please see the school counselor or career development coordinator for your application NOW! We invite ALL students to join one of our cutting edge academies and begin investing into yourself so that you can "Be Future Ready"!**

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Dates to Remember: 
Curriculum Fair  - March 1st

NAF academy applications due - March 1st

Registration for 2018-2019 - February 19th - March 20th 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply to the Academy?

All rising freshmen and sophomores at Northampton County High School that have an interest in the field of information technology or engineering may apply.

What is the benefit of enrolling in the Academy?

Several of America’s top companies have committed to NAFTrack Certified Hiring, a promise to give special consideration to high school graduates who have earned the NAFTrack Certification. So that would include you!

Will my student still be able to enroll in Honors or Community College classes while in the Academy?

Yes. Academy students will still have access to multiple opportunities such as CCP/dual enrollment and honors courses.

Will my student be able to take other electives?

Yes. Because NAF only requires at the most 4 academy courses within in four years, students will still be able to enroll in many other elective courses.

Are there conflicts with athletics/clubs?

No. Being a student in the Academy does not require extra time or commitment after the traditional school day. 


School Leadership
Principal:  Chanda Battle
School-based Academy Coordinator: Amy Draper
Work-based Learning Coordinator: Amy Eley
Academy School Counselor: Margaret Putney
Lead Teacher (AOIT): Devin Jerman
Lead Teacher (AOE): Brendan Celii

District Leadership
Superintendent: Dr. Monica Smith-Woofter
District Academy Director: Angie Jenkins
District Representative: Dr. Felisha Whitaker

Additional Information about NAF

About NAF:
NCHS NAF academies are a member of NAF,
a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. Since 1982, NAF has been partnering with existing high schools in high-needs communities to enhance school systems at a low cost by implementing NAF academies – small learning communities within traditional high schools. NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships. During the 2014-15 school year nearly 82,000 students attended 667 NAF academies across 38 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2014, NAF academies reported 97% of seniors graduated with 93% of graduates planned to go to college.

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Public Notification of

Non Discrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs

Northampton County School District offers career and technical education programs of study in Business and Industry, Public Services, and STEM.  Admissions to these programs are based on student interest and student aptitude, age appropriateness, and class availability.

It is the policy of Northampton County School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.