Academy Resources

NCAC Model Academies from 2015 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 identifies career academies around the country, in urban, suburban and rural settings that exemplify the career academy research-based best practices with evidence of fidelity to the NSOP.

Academies earn NCAC accreditation through the review process which requires providing evidence of fidelity to the NSOP, and an on-site visit with two certiried NSOP reviewers.  Following the visit and review of all submitted evidence, an assessment is completed and the score earned determines a rating of the academy: "model with distinction",  “model,” “certified,” or “in progress.” Review status is good for four years.

The list below identifies NCAC model career academies. Those with an asterisk earned "model with distinction", indicating perfect or near perfect scores. Current National Academy Foundation (NAF) career academies should check with the Regional Director about the reciprocity agreement with NCAC.

Criminal Justice Academy

A. Phillip Randolph Career Academies, Jacksonville, Florida

2019

Medical and Fire Academy

Bartow High School, Bartow, Florida

2019

Academy of Law

Cane Ridge High School, Antioch, Tennessee

2019

Criminal Justice Academy

Clay High School, Green Cove Springs, Florida

2019

Academy of Freshmen Exploration

Grand Island Senior High School, Grand Island, Nebraska

2019

Academy of Technical Sciences

Grand Island Senior High School,  Grand Island, Nebraska

2019

Academy of Health and Human Services

Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Design and Technology

Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Health Science

John Overton High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Information Technology

John Overton High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Hospitality Academy

Kaimuki High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

2019

Central Florida Aerospace Academy

Kathleen High School, Lakeland, Florida

2019

Academy of Entrepreneurship  and Innovation

Maplewood High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Sports Medicine and Wellness

Maplewood High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Energy and Power

Maplewood High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Entertainment Communication

Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

STEM Academy

Robert E. Lee High School, Baytown, Texas

2019

Health Science Academy

Ross Sterling High School, Baytown, Texas

2019

The Academy of Health Sciences and Research

Roxborough High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2019

Academy of Science and Engineering

Stratford STEM Magnet High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of National Safety & Security Technologies

Stratford STEM Magnet High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Leadership/ROTC Academy

Summerlin Academy, Bartow, Florida

2019

THINC College and Career Academy

THINC College and Career Academy, LaGrange, Georgia

2019

Health Academy

W.R. Farrington High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

2019

Public Services Academy

Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii

2019

Health Services Academy

Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii

2019

Freshmen Academy

Waimea High School, Waimea, Hawaii

2019

Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability & Logistics

Whites Creek High School, Whites Creek, Tennessee

2019

Ford Academy of Business and Innovation

Glencliff High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning*

Glencliff High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme*

Hillsboro High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Academy of Natural Resources*

Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii

2019

Academy of Health and Sciences*

Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii

2019

Culinary Arts Academy

Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, Florida

2018

Academy of Community Health

Whites Creek High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2018

Academy of Automotive Technology and Design

Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2018

The Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance

Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2018

Academy of Teaching and Service

Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2018

Academy of Hospitality and Marketing

Antioch High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2018

Health Science and Engineering

Dubiski Career High School, Grand Prairie, TX

2018

Business and Communication 

Dubiski Career High School, Grand Prairie, TX

2018

Human Service and Transportation

Dubiski Career High School, Grand Prairie, TX

2018

Business, Communication, Arts and Law

Academies at Jonesboro High School, Jonesboro, AR

2018

Health and Human Service

Academies at Jonesboro High School, Jonesboro, AR

2018

STEM

Academies at Jonesboro High School, Jonesboro, AR

2018

GEICO Business Academy

George Jenkins High School, Lakeland, FL

2018

Engineering

George Jenkins High School, Lakeland, FL

2018

Urban Agriculture

Bryan High School, Omaha, NB

2018

Cosmetology

A. Phillip Randolph Career Academies, Jacksonville,FL

2018

Engineering Academy

Madison Central High School, Madison, MS

2017

Healthcare Academy

Germantown High School, Madison, MS

2017

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

Academy of Sciences and Engineering

Stratford STEM Magnet High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2015

Academy of Health Sciences

Overton High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2015

Academy of Health and Human Services

Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2015

The Ford Academy of Business and Innovation

Glencliff High School, Nashville, Tennessee

2015

Aviation Academy

Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, Florida

2015

 

 

 

 

^  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.