The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Academy Tracks

The Academies of Finance focus on accounting, banking, and financial studies and career building opportunities in the Miami-Dade area

The Academies of Hospitality & Tourism focus on developing skills and knowledge to support Miami's thriving tourism, hotel and travel industry.

The Academies of STEM focus on engineering, health sciences, IT, teaching, and agriscience opportunities in Southern Florida.

  • Academies of Finance
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • STEM Academies

Academies of Finance

16 Academies - Accounting, Banking, Finance

Prepare for a Financial career while in high school!

  • Work-based learning activities developed by Industry Leaders in Finance
    • Field trips, bankers’ camp, job shadow, student industry conference, student-run credit union
  • Earn Free College Credit through
    • Dual enrollment, articulation agreements and/or industry certification
  • Paid internship opportunities
    • Banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies, accounting firms, corporate and government finance departments

Signature Events

  • Work-based learning activities developed by Industry Leaders in Finance
    • Field trips, bankers’ camp, job shadow, student industry conference, student-run credit union
  • Earn Free College Credit through
    • Dual enrollment, articulation agreements and/or industry certification
  • Paid internship opportunities
    • Banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies, accounting firms, corporate and government finance departments

Work-based Learning Activities

  • Banking and Financial Training
  • Federal Reserve Tours and Training
  • Academy Capstone Project Reviews
  • NFTE Entrepreneurship Program
  • FIU StartUp Activities

NAF Academy of Finance High School List

Barbara Goleman Senior High School

Barbara Goleman Senior High School

2021

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Booker T. Washington Senior High School

Booker T. Washington Senior High School

2021

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Coral Gables Senior High School

Coral Gables Senior High School

2021

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Coral Reef Senior High School

Coral Reef Senior High School

2021

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Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

2021

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Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

2021

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Miami Central Senior High School

Miami Central Senior High School

2021

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Miami Edison Senior High School

Miami Edison Senior High School

2021

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Miami Jackson Senior High School

Miami Jackson Senior High School

2021

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Miami Killian Senior High School

Miami Killian Senior High School

2021

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Miami Springs Senior High School

Miami Springs Senior High School

2021

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Miami Sunset Senior High School

Miami Sunset Senior High School

2021

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North Miami Beach Senior High School

North Miami Beach Senior High School

2021

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North Miami Senior High School

North Miami Senior High School

2021

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South Dade Senior High School

South Dade Senior High School

2021

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Southwest Miami Senior High School

Southwest Miami Senior High School

2021

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William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

2021

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FINANCE ADVISORY EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

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Sarah Tuskey
Chair

Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus, School of Global Business Dept. Chairperson

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Soley Gonzalez
Vice Chair

NAF, Director, Corporate Relations

 
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Gloria Guzman
Secretary

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami Branch, Economic & Financial Education Specialist

 
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Joel Blamey
Treasurer

KPMG, Tax Senior Manager

 

Industry and Education Leaders

You have the power to prepare future leaders and widen the workforce pipeline with knowledgeable, diverse, and driven talent. SIGN UP NOW TO GET INVOLVED
  • Volunteer at Schools
  • Host Job Shadow Day
  • Hire Summer Intern
  • Join Advisory Board
  • Make a Donation

Current Sponsors

Recent Finance Academy Posts

Congratulations to Newly Distinguished and Model Academies!
M-DCPS is proud to announce ten newly distinguished academies. Without participation from board members...
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Miami Adds Seven New NAF Academies
NAF Strengthens Its Presence in Miami NAF is excited to welcome 7 new academies from Miami into NAF’s...
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Hospitality & Tourism NAF Academies

16 Academies - Schools and Industry Partners Building A Workforce Pipeline for Miami

Prepare for a career in Hospitality and Tourism while in high school!

  • Work-based learning activities developed by Industry Leaders in Finance
    • Field trips, bankers’ camp, job shadow, student industry conference, student-run credit union
  • Earn Free College Credit through
    • Dual enrollment, articulation agreements and/or industry certification
  • Paid internship opportunities
    • Banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies, accounting firms, corporate and government finance departments

Signature Events

  • Work-based learning activities developed by Industry Leaders
    • Field trips, job shadowing, and student industry conferences
  • Earn Free College Credit through
    • Dual enrollment, articulation agreements and/or industry certification
  • Paid internship opportunities
    • Hotels, resorts, tour companies, restaurants, and more

NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism High School List

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School

2021

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American Senior High School

American Senior High School

2021

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Barbara Goleman Senior High School

Barbara Goleman Senior High School

2021

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Booker T. Washington Senior High School

Booker T. Washington Senior High School

2021

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Cutler Bay Senior High School

Cutler Bay Senior High School

2021

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Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

2021

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Felix Varela Senior High

Felix Varela Senior High

2021

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Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

2021

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Homestead Senior High School

Homestead Senior High School

2021

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John A. Ferguson Senior High School

John A. Ferguson Senior High School

2021

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Miami Beach Senior High School

Miami Beach Senior High School

2021

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Miami Norland Senior High School

Miami Norland Senior High School

2021

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Miami Northwestern Senior High School

Miami Northwestern Senior High School

2021

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Miami Springs Senior High School

Miami Springs Senior High School

2021

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Miami Sunset Senior High School

Miami Sunset Senior High School

2021

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Robert Morgan Senior High School

Robert Morgan Senior High School

2021

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TOURISM ADVISORY EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

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Julissa Kepner
Chair

General Manager, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

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Wendy Kallergis
Vice Chair
President, Greater Miami & the Beaches
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Leonie Timothee
Secretary
Human Resources Manager – Talent Development, Intercontinental Miami (Hotel)
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Peggy Benua
Treasurer

General Manager President, Dream South Beach

 
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Immediate past Chair, President & CEO , Vice President, Launerts Hospitality Group Park One, LLC

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Gregory Bohan
Governance & Membership Chair

Instructor Florida Atlantic University

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DeAnne Connolly
Co-Chair Marketing
President, ROI Media Consultants, Inc.
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Shelly Fano
Co-Chair Student/Staff Development
Director Hospitality Management Program- International Hospitality Center – Miami Culinary Institute

John Copeland
Director, Cultural Tourism, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Carmen Corvos-Roig
Director of Sales, Crystal Cruises

Erich de la FUente
CEO, EDF Communications

Sandra Edwards
President, SageMark Sales & Marketing

Eric Eimstad

Nashara Frazier
Area Manager, Expedia Lodging Partner Services

Susana Fernandez
Senior Director of Human Resources – Eastern Region Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Dana Foligno
College Recruiter, Enrollment & Recruitment Services FIU, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Dave Freitas
Johnson & Wales University

Jeremy Hauwelaert
VP of Sales & Marketing, Jungle Island

Carol Henderson

Marc Henderson
"Media and Public Relations Officer Office of Communications, Miami-Dade Aviation Department" Miami Dade Aviation Dept-MIA

Lynne Hernandez
Executive Director, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Miami-Dade/Monroe

Joe Louissaint
Principal, Show Technology Inc.

Paul Klein
"Associate Professor Tourism/Hospitality Management", St. Thomas University

Stephanie Leger
Founder/Chief Excellence Officer, First Rate Hospitality

Renee Lopez-Cantera
VP of Business Development Eikon Digital

Grisette Marcos
Executive Director, Miami Beach Visitor Convention Center

George Neary
President/CEO, Tours” R” Us

Freddie Peterson
General Manager, Miami Beach Convention Center

Andrew Platt
Corporate Executive Chef, Grove Bay Hospitality Group

Josie Podesta-Soto
Principal, MKT 2000, Plus

Freddie Peterson
Program/Meeting Logistics Coordinator, Board Chair FAME FAME

Daniel Sharon
Founder & President Regency Consulting Services, Inc.

Alvin West
Sr. Vice President & CFO, GM Convention & Visitors Bureau

Industry and Education Leaders

You have the power to prepare future leaders and widen the workforce pipeline with knowledgeable, diverse, and driven talent. SIGN UP NOW TO GET INVOLVED
  • Volunteer at Schools
  • Host Job Shadow Day
  • Hire Summer Intern
  • Join Advisory Board
  • Make a Donation

Current Hospitality and Tourism Sponsors

Recent Hospitality & Tourism Academy Posts

Hospitality & Tourism Leader Awards Scholarships
NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism students, Ahmed Middlebrooks, Homestead Senior High, and Sabrina...
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American Senior NAF Academies Get New Look
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May 2020 Advisory Board Newsletter
MAY 2020 NAF ADVISORY BOARD NEWSLETTER We know these past few months have brought unprecedented changes...
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STEM Academies

28 Academies - Engineering, Health Sciences, IT, Teaching, Agriscience

Stem Advisory Board

  • Engage Students and Educators in Career Awareness and Exploration

  • Develop Work-Based Learning Activities

  • Sustain Academies with Training and Fundraising

Our Mission: The STEM Advisory Board promotes community/industry/stakeholder awareness and interdisciplinary learning to connect the classroom with the real world, prepare students for post-secondary education, foster innovation and encourage passion.

Academies of Engineering

Using nationally acclaimed Project Lead the Way curriculum, studies include Civil, Aerospace, Mechanical and Architectural.

Academies of Health Sciences

Academy studies include areas of Dental, Emergency, Home Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Vision.

Academies of IT

Academy studies include areas of Digital Design, Programming, Gaming, Network Systems, Web Development.

  • NAF Engineering High Schools
  • NAF Health Sciences High Schools
  • NAF IT High Schools

NAF Academy of Engineering High School List

American Senior High School

American Senior High School

2021

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Booker T. Washington Senior High School

Booker T. Washington Senior High School

2021

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Coral Reef Senior High School

Coral Reef Senior High School

2021

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Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

2021

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Miami Sunset Senior High School

Miami Sunset Senior High School

2021

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North Miami Senior High School

North Miami Senior High School

2021

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Robert Morgan Senior High School

Robert Morgan Senior High School

2021

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NAF Academy of Health Sciences High School List

Coral Reef Senior High School

Coral Reef Senior High School

2021

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Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

2021

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Hialeah Senior High School

Hialeah Senior High School

2021

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Miami Lakes Educational Center

Miami Lakes Educational Center

2021

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Miami Sunset Senior High School

Miami Sunset Senior High School

2021

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North Miami Senior High School

North Miami Senior High School

2021

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William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

2021

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NAF Academy of IT High School List

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School

2021

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American Senior High School

American Senior High School

2021

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Barbara Goleman Senior High School

Barbara Goleman Senior High School

2021

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Booker T. Washington Senior High School

Booker T. Washington Senior High School

2021

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Felix Varela Senior High

Felix Varela Senior High

2021

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G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School

G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School

2021

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Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

2021

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Homestead Senior High School

Homestead Senior High School

2021

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Miami Beach Senior High School

Miami Beach Senior High School

2021

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Miami Central Senior High School

Miami Central Senior High School

2021

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Miami Jackson Senior High School

Miami Jackson Senior High School

2021

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Miami Lakes Educational Center

Miami Lakes Educational Center

2021

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Miami Norland Senior High School

Miami Norland Senior High School

2021

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Miami Southridge Senior High School

Miami Southridge Senior High School

2021

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Miami Sunset Senior High School

Miami Sunset Senior High School

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North Miami Beach Senior High School

North Miami Beach Senior High School

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South Dade Senior High School

South Dade Senior High School

2021

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Southwest Miami Senior High School

Southwest Miami Senior High School

2021

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William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

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STEM ADVISORY EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Miami industry and community leaders partner with Miami NAF Academies, aligning their industry expertise, community leadership, and pipeline development needs to transform the high school experience.

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Dr. Angela Colbert
Chair

Frost Science Museum,
Knight Vice President, Education

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Carlos Vazquez
Vice Chair

CEO, Miami EdTech

 
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Alejandra Lorenzo
Secretary

NOAA and IT Women, IT Consultant, Mentor, Motivational Speaker

 
 
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Bert Silvestre
Treasurer

Vice President, Pro Logic Systems

 
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Albert Sosa
Immediate Past Chair

Vice President, HNTB

 
 

STEM ADVISORY EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Alex Funkhouser, Immediate Past Chair
- Owner, SherlockTalent

James E. Osteen, Jr., Chair Director,
- Community Initiatives S. Florida Digital Alliance

Albert Sosa, Vice-Chair
- Vice President HNTB

Sandra Hodge, Secretary
- Public Information Officer, STANTEC

Omelio Ramirez, Treasurer Campus CIO Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus

Silvia Beltre, P.E., Marketing Committee Chair Senior Principal, STANTEC

Richard Chance, Fundraising Committee Chair Managing Member, CyberEducation Partners

Angela Colbert, PhD, Student/Staff Development Committee Chair Knight Vice-President of Education Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Denyse Antunes, Vice-President, Florida Vocational Institute

Jason Bell, Director, Medical Education and Strategic Projects, Baptist Health South Florida Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Robert P. Cleary, NMTCB, MBA, CHC Dept. Chair, Imaging Sciences, Keiser University

Davion Q. Crumel, Training & Student Internship Manager Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Information Technology Services

Roxanna Cruz, Associate Vice President, Recruitment & Admissions, Barry University

Maria C. de Pena, President, Code Explorers

Henry Espinosa, Director of Information Technology, Miami Dade County Parking Authority

Luis C. Fernandez-Torres, Dean, St. Thomas University

Monica Gomez, CSR Manager and Product Development, Cisco Systems

Josie Goytisolo, President - CEO, Codella

Andrew Green, Florida International University

Ricardo Jimenez, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science & Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts & Sciences Barry University

Bensin Joseph, President, Tier 1 Techs

Christina Michelena Leon, PHD Pevida, Highway Designers

Santiago Martinez, Information & Corporate Security Officer, BAC Florida Bank

Noreen Legault Mendoza, CEO, Geeki Girls

Claire Marrero, Executive Director, ITWomen

Mary Murphy, Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Elia Nunez, P.E., Assistant Vice President, WSP USA

Joe Raio, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft