The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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

2021-2022 NAF Academies of Miami-Dade

NAF solves some of the biggest challenges facing education and the economy by bringing education, business, and community leaders together to transform the high school experience. NAF envisions a world in which all young people have equal opportunity for successful futures.

2021-2022 NAF Academies in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has 72 NAF academies at 31 M-DCPS high schools  preparing our students for their futures. Our NAF academy themes include: Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, and Other (Agriscience, Law Studies and Teaching.)

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

Educational Specialist

Pamela Lopez
Academy of Engineering

Curriculum Support Specialist

Magaly Parets
Academy of Health Science

Educational Specialist

Sonia Samaroo
Academy of IT

Educational Specialist for M-DCPS Department of Career and Technical Education

Julie Kennedy
Hospitality & Tourism

Office Manager

2021-2022 NAF Academies in Miami-Dade

*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