NAF Nation at Washington
Washington High School of Information Technology is proud to host two NAF (formerly National Academy Foundation) Academies and a Project Lead-the-Way (PLTW) program.
Our academies foster partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to scholars. NAF and PLTW curricular and business support to provide scholars with project-based and industry endorsed courses and a system of work-based learning development to prepare scholars for in-demand careers. Our career pathways include:
- Our Academy of Information Technology (AoIT) prepares high school scholars for the ever-expanding digital career opportunities in today’s workforce and equips scholars with the personal, analytical, and technical communication skills they need to thrive. Curriculum for the Academy of Information Technology contains essential content based on expertise from leaders in the Information Technology industry.
- Project Lead the Way (PLTW) prepares high school scholars to gain critical career knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities both inside and outside of the classroom. Even though our engineering program is not an official NAF academy; however, we operate the program under the same principles including advisory board support with the same goals of being college, career, and future ready, and we are considering the feasibility of seeking official NAF status as an Academy of Engineering. PLTW also provides additional AoIT curriculum which we are being to teach at Washington.
- Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) prepares high school scholars for post-secondary education in hospitality and tourism-related majors as well as other courses of study that demand a strong academic foundation in social studies, business, and language arts to enable them to compete in the global workforce. Curriculum for the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism contains essential content based on expertise from leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry which is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. Our AoHT also includes:
- ProStart Culinary Arts prepares high school scholars for a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers in the culinary arts, restaurant and food service industry. With national and local support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and state restaurant association partners, provides real life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.
For more information regarding NAF, please visit http://naf.org/about and http://mis.naf.org/annualreport/2015/
For more information regarding PLTW, please visit www.pltw.org. Students in the PTLW classes can also access my.pltw.org for class assignments.
You may find our NAF Student Handbook here.