The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Empowering Future Tech Leaders: CIO Council of South Florida Awards Scholarships at 18th Annual State of the CIO

At the 18th Annual State of the CIO event held on Tuesday, March 5, 2023, four exceptional students were honored with $1000 scholarships from the CIO Council of South Florida. This esteemed award ceremony not only provides valuable learning and networking opportunities but also serves as a crucial platform for nurturing the next generation of technology leaders. [...]

By | March 7th, 2024|Academies of STEM​, Awards|

Coral Reef Senior High School Explores the Future of Farming

In 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service awarded $10/7 million to 103 projects across the country under the Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program. As one of the six grants awarded across Florida, Miami-Dade County Public Schools' (M-DCPS) Department of Career and Technical Education will implement a project entitled the [...]

By | November 7th, 2023|Academies of STEM​|

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Career and Technical Education Named Semi-Finalist for Career Z Challenge

Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is thrilled to announce its selection as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Career Z Challenge. This recognition reflects the department’s unwavering commitment to excellence in preparing students for successful careers in various industries through its career pathway programs and largest number of nationally distinguished @NAFcareeracads. The [...]

National Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Job Shadowing is a nationwide effort where hundreds of thousands of workplaces welcome millions of student shadows through their doors. Job Shadowing is an academically motivating educational activity dedicated to giving kids an up-close look at the world of work. Everyone benefits!For students, job shadowing . . .Provides an answer to the question, "Why do I have [...]

From Student to Teacher – Adam Bernstein

Just nine years ago, Adam Bernstein was a NAF academy student at Alonso & Tracy Mourning High School. Chosen by NAF for the 2019 NAF Alumni Award, he also served as Lead Teacher at North Miami Beach NAF Distinguished Academy of IT for five years. Mr. Bernstein currently is a teacher supervisor for the Miami-Dade Student Youth [...]

2021 NAF Mega Student Industry Virtual Conference Huge Success

In addition to the 2,563 conference student and educator attendees, 1,086 attendees visited the college and career expo. 460 Expo booths had interactions with attendees. Keynote speaker, David Gandell received rave reviews including 97% excellent/good survey responses. The breakout session speakers had above 78 % satisfaction rating. Six internship providers interviewed approximately 80 students. Overall, the day was a huge success, and the corporate [...]

Congratulations to Dr. Lupe Diaz FACTE Hall of Fame Inductee

On July 20th at the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education State Conference, Dr. Lupe Ferran Diaz, M-DCPS CTE Executive Director, was inducted into the Florida ACTE Hall of Fame.

Congratulations STEM Scholarship Winners

The uncertainties of 2020 challenged all of us, but with the amazing support of our sponsors and members, we made great strides in achieving our goals and mission to host the Annual Mega Student Conference. The STEM Advisory Board has awarded four deserving students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools with a $1,000 scholarship from each of the [...]

By | July 21st, 2021|Academies of STEM​, Academy Tracks, STEM|