The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

M-DCPS NAF Lead Teachers Shine as Finalists for Prestigious Francisco R. Walker District Teacher of the Year

In a remarkable achievement for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), two outstanding NAF Lead teachers have emerged as finalists for the prestigious 2025 Francisco R. Walker District Teacher of the Year award. The recognition not only underscores their individual excellence but also highlights the strength of the NAF  programs within the district. Alina Hughes, the Lead Teacher [...]

By | January 9th, 2024|Academy of Finance, Global Trade & Logistics|

EdFed Revolutionizes Financial Education with the Launch of Mobile Banking at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The Educational Federal Credit Union - EdFed, the official credit union of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, celebrated a groundbreaking moment yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Miami Edison Senior High, marking the launch of its innovative Mobile Banking program. This initiative aims to bring hands-on financial education to students, empowering them with real-world experience in banking operations. [...]

By | November 30th, 2023|Academy of Finance|

Strike for Success: Unforgettable Bowl-Athon Raises Over $5,000 for Academy of Finance Programs

The Academy of Finance's Unforgetta-Bowl-Athon, held on October 26 at Bird Bowl, was a resounding success. With more than 15 lanes sold and filled by our dedicated business and industry partners, we came together to support a great cause. The event raised over $5,000, which will be instrumental in providing support to both our students and teachers. [...]

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 [...]

The Academy of Finance’s Unforgetta-Bowl-Athon!

On October 20, 2022, the Academy of Finance organized an unforgettable fundraising event, the Unforgetta-Bowl-Athon, held at Bird Bowl. The atmosphere was electric as business partners, teachers, and community members came together for an evening of fun, camaraderie, and friendly competition—all for a great cause! Participants showed off their bowling skills, laughter echoed through the lanes, and [...]

By | October 21st, 2022|Academy of Finance|

AOF Darryl Perry Scholarship Winners

By | August 4th, 2021|Academy of Finance, Academy Tracks, Scholarships|

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 to Newly Distinguished and Model Academies!

M-DCPS is proud to announce ten newly distinguished academies. Without participation from board members during the NAF quality reviews, academies would not receive these designations. Thank you to everyone who supported this effort.   2021 NEW DISTINGUISHED NAF ACADEMIES   American Senior High – Academies of Engineering and IT Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High – Academy of IT Coral [...]

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 network. In emerging academies, students have the opportunity to take career-themed courses and participate in work-based learning experiences to help them become future ready. These academies are either graduating from NAF’s rigorous Year of Planning (YOP) or Fast Track [...]