NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.

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. 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. For the latest data demonstrating the power of NAF, visit

2019-2020 NAF Academies in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has 62 NAF academies at 30 M-DCPS high schools  preparing our students for their futures (2 more planned for next school year.) Our NAF academy themes include: Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, and Other (Agriscience and Teaching.)

Outperforming all other U.S. school districts, Miami-Dade holds the distinction of having 12 Model and 19 Distinguished NAF Academies.

2018-19 NAF Academies of Miami-Dade

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Alonzo and Tracy Mourning – AOHT,* AOIT (Cybersecurity)
American – AOHT, AOIT
Barbara Goleman – AOF,** AOHT,** AOIT*
Booker T. Washington – AOE, AOF,** AOHT, AOIT
Coral Gables – AOF*
Coral Reef – AOF*
Cutler Bay – AOHT
Dr. Michael M. Krop – AOF, AOHT
Felix Varela – AOHT, AOIT (YOP)
G. Holmes Braddock – AOIT*
Hialeah – AOHS
Hialeah Gardens – AOE,* AOF,* AOHT,* AOHS,* AOIT,* AOT (Education), AOT(Agriscience)
Homestead – AOHT**
John A. Ferguson – AOHT,* AOT (Education)
Miami Beach – AOHT,* AOIT

*Distinguished Academy           **Model Academy

Miami Central – AOIT,* AOF (Trade & Logistics)
Miami Edison – AOF*
Miami Jackson – AOF,* AOIT
Miami Killian – AOF (International Supply Chain Mgmt.)
Miami Lakes Educational Center – AOHS,* AOIT*
Miami Norland Senior – AOHT, AOIT
Miami Northwestern – AOHT
Miami Springs – AOF(YOP) (Trade & Logistics), AOHT*
Miami Sunset – AOE,** AOF,** AOHS,** AOHT,* AOIT (Cybersecurity)**
North Miami – AOE, AOF,** AOHS
North Miami Beach – AOF, AOIT
Robert Morgan Educational Center – AOHT**
South Dade – AOF, AOIT
Southwest Miami – AOF,* AOIT (.NET Programming)**
William H. Turner Technical Arts – AOF,** AOHS, AOIT*

*Distinguished Academy           **Model Academy

AOE - Academy of Engineering • AOF - Academy of Finance
AOHS - Academy of Health Sciences • AOHT - Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
AOIT - Academy of Informational Technology • AOT - Other Themes