"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.org
Blair Health Careers Academy began working with NAF in 2011. We became a NAF certified academy in 2014 and reached NAF model academy status in 2016.
Our academy and academy students have benefited from our involvement with NAF in a number of ways. NAF challenges our staff to be continuously seeking improvement in how we serve our students. Students are challenged with at least two integrated projects (projects with more than one class subject involved) at each grade level because of our involvement with NAF. Our advisory board has grown to be more involved in providing curriculum input and student experiences, such as job shadows and mentor nights. Additionally, each academy teacher has benefited from NAF professional development in how to bring these changes to our students.
For more information about NAF, please review the information from NAF.