Academy Resources

NCAC Model Academies from 2014 to Present

In 2009 the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) introduced a career academy review process based on the National Standards of Practice (NSOP). The review process was a response to many requests from the field to identify best practices and strong career academy implementation models.  The review process identifies high quality career academies around the country, in urban, suburban and rural settings; that exemplify career academy practice and structure and are able to provide evidence of their ability to demonstrate fidelity to the NSOP.

Over the years, the review process has been refined and has moved from a paper-driven model to one that is electronically based. A school district, school or academy applies for and pays to have an NCAC career academy review. That request is reviewed and directions are provided to the academy for electronic submission of the data and information requested based on the ten standards of the NSOP. Two nationally certified reviewers are assigned to make a site visit after they have reviewed the electronic submission. Reviewers have an opportunity to meet with administrative staff, the academy team and team leader, students and the Advisory Board. Following the visit, an assessment is completed and a rating determined for the academy(ies) of “model,” “certified,” or “in progress.”

What follows is a current list of NCAC model career academies. Their status is good for four years. If you are currently a National Academy Foundation (NAF) career academy, talk with your Regional Director about a reciprocity agreement.

Academy Name: Location: Year:
Automotive Academy Frank Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, FL 2017
Digital Technology Academy George Jenkins High School, Lakeland, Florida 2017
Medical Academy George Jenkins High School, Lakeland, Florida 2017
Legal Academy George Jenkins High School, Lakeland, Florida 2017
Future Educators Academy Bartow High School, Bartow, Florida 2017
Academy of Natural Resources Kathleen High School, Lakeland, Florida 2017
Medical Academy Auburndale High School, Auburndale, Florida 2017
Academy of Hospitality Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Academy of International Business Hillsboro High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Academy of Engineering John Overton High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Academy of Arts and Communication Cane Ridge High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Academy of Architecture and Construction Cane Ridge High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Advanced Applied STEM  Northside High School, Jacksonville, North Carolina 2016
Agriscience and Biotechnology Frank Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, Florida 2016
Cosmetology Frank Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, Florida 2016
International Culture and Commerce Clearwater High School, Clearwater, Florida 2016
Agriscience  Frostproof Middle/Senior High School, Frostproof, Florida 2016
Culinary  Bartow High School, Bartow, Florida 2016
Visual and Performing Arts Southeast High School, Bradenton, Florida 2016
Medical Manatee High School, Bradenton, Florida 2016
Science, Technology and Health Braden River High School, Bradenton, Florida 2016
Engineering and Leadership Braden River High School, Bradenton, Florida 2016
Business and International Studies Braden River High School, Bradenton, Florida 2016
Arts and Communication Braden River High School, Bradenton, Florida 2016
Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, and Engineering Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home, Arkansas 2016
Health and Human Services Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home, Arkansas 2016
Communication Arts and Business  Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home, Arkansas 2016
Academy of Education and Law Whites Creek High School, Whites Creek, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Global Health and Science Hillsboro High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Medical Science and Research Glencliff High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Health Management Cane Ridge High School, Antioch, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Entertainment Management Pearl-Cohn High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Energy and Power Maplewood High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Business and Hospitality Hillwood High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Art, Design and Communication Hillwood High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Health Science Hillwood High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Aviation and Transportation McGavock High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Aegis Sciences Corporation Academy of Health Science and Law McGavock High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Digital Design and Communication McGavock High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Gaylord Entertainment and USCCU Academy of Hospitality and Finance McGavock High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Health Sciences Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii 2015
Academy of Natural Resources Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii 2015
Academy of Finance Northeast High School, Florida (NAF)* St. Petersburg, FL 2015
Culinary Operations Academy Chamberlain High School, Tampa, Florida 2015
Academy of National Safety & Security Technologies Stratford High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Design & Technology Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Entertainment Communications Pearl-Cohn High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Information & Technology Overton High School, Nashville,  Tennessee 2015
Academy of Alternative Energy & Sustainability & Logistics Whites Creek High School, Whites Creek,Tennessee 2015
Academy of Environmental & Urban Planning Glencliff High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Sports Medicine & Wellness Maplewood High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Business & Consumer Services Maplewood High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Academy of Law Cane Ridge High School, Antioch, Tennessee 2015
Leadership/ROTC  Summerlin Academy, Bartow,  Florida 2015
Aerospace Academy Kathleen Senior High School, Lakeland, Florida 2015
Culinary Arts West Boca Raton Community High School, Boca Raton, Florida 2014
Academy of Sciences and Engineering Stratford STEM Magnet High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Academy of Health Sciences Overton High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Academy of Health and Human Services Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
The Ford Academy of Business and Innovation Glencliff High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Aviation Academy Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, Florida 2014
Culinary Arts Academy Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, Florida 2014
Academy of Community Health Whites Creek High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Academy of Automotive Technology and Design Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
The Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Academy of Teaching and Service Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Academy of Hospitality and Marketing Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee 2014

 

* NCAC/NAF Dual Recognition Academy: This academy is a member of both NCAC/NAF and has been recognized as a Model Academy by both organizations.