Over 100 Academies in the NAF Network Reach Model Level for Delivering High-Quality Educational Experiences for High School Students Across the Nation

Over 100 academies in the NAF network have reached Model level and 40 have reached Distinguished level on NAF’s annual assessment, delivering high quality educational experiences for high school students across the nation. NAF’s annual assessment measures an academy’s strengths and challenges in implementing NAF’s results-driven educational design that prepares students for success in college and careers. Site visits conducted by a team of distinguished leaders, outside experts, and NAF staff verify academy scores.

A subset of these high performing academies reach additional thresholds to earn Distinguished level – NAF’s highest level of achievement. 40 academies in the NAF network have reached Distinguished level, with 28 of these academies having reached this level more than once and 12 being new to the roster.

NAF President, JD Hoye, said, “It’s an honor each year to spotlight the remarkable accomplishments of NAF’s Model and Distinguished Academies in preparing students for success in college and careers. These academies are true exemplars of what it means to be fully committed to our educational design, and their standards are highly demonstrative of the significant impact we can make as a network of education, business, and community partners. We look forward to continuing to work together and delivering high-quality learning experiences for all future leaders.”

NAF’s annual assessment helps academies assess their progress and increase their alignment to NAF’s standards, reflecting national standards developed by researchers and members from similar career and pathway organizations.

“It is an honor and a privilege each year to recognize those academies that have exhibited exceptional fidelity to an educational design that prepares students for college and career success. We also…

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