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NAF Next was a huge success! NAF Next is a dynamic professional development conference that brings together education, business, and community leaders to address some of the biggest challenges facing education and the economy. More than 1,000 NAF network members came together to learn how they can ensure students, teachers, and partners can #BeFutureReady. The conference was held on July [...]

Miami Lakes NAF Teachers Lead Capstone Workshop at NAF Conference

Miami Lakes Educational Center NAF Lead Teachers, Mr. Marlon Vernon, AOIT and Ms. Glenda Algaze, AOHS led a workshop sharing our best practices and how to organize Capstone Projects with colleagues from across the nation at the 2018 NAFNext Conference, July 10 in Washington, DC.

2018 NAF Mega Student Industry Conference

The 2018 NAF Mega Student Industry Conference was a hit! Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho attended the conference, and with the help of many keynote speakers, they really demonstrated how motivation is a great way to succeed in future careers. The conference had more than 20 schools attending with over 1,500 students. Each student had the opportunity [...]

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 [...]

NAF Mega Student Industry Conference Planning Committee

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Hialeah Gardens CyberPatriot Teams Finish 2nd & 3rd

Two teams of NAF Academy of Information Technology students from Hialeah Gardens Senior High have won 2nd and 3rd Place at the state level of the 2017-18 CyberPatriot X contest sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation, and the Air Force Association among many other national corporations. ​​​CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Academy of Information Technology, Cybersecurity|

Miami Lakes CyberPatriot Teams Excel in Contest

2017-18 CyberPatriot X contest is sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation, and the Air Force Association among many other national corporations. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Academy of Information Technology, Cybersecurity|

National Mentoring Month

All January long, people across the country will be mentoring students in celebration of National Mentoring Month and providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. For more info email:

Submit Your College Acceptance Video to NAF

Send in Videos of Your College Acceptances to NAF National and you too can Win A Prize! NAF wants to feature you opening your college acceptance emails or applying to college on social media! Send in a video of you submitting your college applications or opening your college acceptance emails, and NAF will enter you in the [...]

Miami AFA Donates CyberPatriot Team T-shirts

The local chapter Miami-Dade Air Force Association donated customized t-shirts to the Hialeah Gardens Academy of Information Technology CyberPatriot team.    

By | December 22nd, 2017|Academy of Information Technology, Cybersecurity, STEM|