Congratulations to all 24 CCPS NAF Academies for successfully completing the annual academy assessment and receiving Certified or higher. The assessment measures an academy’s strengths and challenges in implementing results-driven educational design that prepares students for success in college and careers. A very special congratulations to the 17 academies being recognized as either Model or Model/Distinguished, the two highest honors awarded by NAF for delivering high quality educational experiences for high school students. To receive this honor, not only does the academy have to provide evidence through an academy assessment, but they also host a NAF team for a site visit where the academy classrooms are visited, evidence is reviewed, and academy students, teachers, school administrators, district administrators, and NAF advisory partners are interviewed. Congratulations again to the following academies for being honored as Model or Model/Distinguished!
o Barron Collier High School Academy of Engineering (Academy Director, Todd Roberts)
o Barron Collier High School Academy of Finance & Entrepreneurship (Academy Director, Chris Huizinga)
o Barron Collier High School Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (Academy Director, Sandy Diegel)
o Barron Collier High School Academy of Information Technology (Academy Director, Neil Thorpe)