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Career Academy Reviews

The Career Academy Review Process

The Career Academy Review process is organized around the National Standards of Practice (NSOP) and has been revised to coincide with the 2013 updated Standards.  

NCAC membership gives the academy access to the “Members Only” section of the website where you will find a new document entitled Baseline Analysis (formerly the Self-Assessment).  It is suggested that you begin with a Baseline Analysis to be sure that you are prepared for a review.  

The Academy Review is conducted by a team of two trained and certified NCAC national reviewers.  These reviewers examine the academy documentation that has been uploaded to the NCAC website.  On the designated review date the review team spends four hours at the academy and school and interviews academy faculty, staff, administration, partners, and students.  Finally, a report is submitted to the principal and academy contact consisting of a thorough assessment of the academy with recommendations.


Academy Review Package - $4,000 per Academy plus an annual membership fee of $250:  $4,250
(Total package valued at $4,525)   

  • One NSOP Review *(all Reviews must be scheduled within 12 months of submitting the application, and any academy participating in the Academy Review process must have a current NCAC membership)
  • Review preparation support, including standardized surveys and assessment tools
  • Online Planning Tools
  • Access to the online repository of best practices
  • The NSOP Review is good for four years; however, the $250 membership is an annual fee

* If you purchase multiple Reviews, they must be scheduled for the same visit - up to 2 academies per day

<<Click Here To Complete Our Online Academy Review Application>>

<<Click Here To Complete Our Online NCAC Membership Form>>


Gold Package - $10,000 plus $750 annual membership for three academies: $10,750– (Total package valued at $11,575)

  • Three NSOP Reviews or any equivalent combination* (all Reviews must be scheduled within 12 months of submitting the application, and any academy participating in the Academy Review process must have a current NCAC membership)
  • Review preparation support including standardized surveys and assessment tools
  • All academies can access On-Line Planning Tools
  • Access to the online repository of best practices
  • All academies receive access to NCAC network
  • Partner Logo exposure and click through on the NCAC web page

* If you purchase multiple Reviews, they must be scheduled for the same visit - up to 2 academies per day

<<Click Here To Complete Our Online Academy Review Application>>

<<Click Here To Complete Our Online NCAC Membership Form>>


Platinum Package - $15,000 plus $1,250  annual memberships for five academies: $16,250 – (Total package valued at $17,625)

NCAC is a collaborative organization and believes partnerships should be mutually beneficial to both organizations and to the constituents they serve. To that end, partnerships may be customized but can include the following:

  • Five NSOP Reviews(all Reviews must be scheduled within 12 months of submitting the application, and any academy participating in the Academy Review process must have a current NCAC membership)
  • Review preparation support including standardized surveys and assessment tools
  • All academies  can access On-Line Planning Tools
  • Access to the online repository of best practices
  • All academies  receive access to NCAC network
  • Home page logo exposure with click through
  • Annual Web Feature story
  • Academy Referrals

NCAC Conference Benefits

  • One exhibit booth
  • One 1/2 page ad in the conference program

* If you purchase multiple Reviews, they must be scheduled for the same visit - up to 2 academies per day

<<Click Here To Complete Our Online Academy Review Application>>

<<Click Here To Complete Our Online NCAC Membership Form>>

(Savings are calculated to include the $55 conference discount for up to five persons in each member academy and the multiple academy reviews at $4,000 each)


If you have any questions about the Academy Review process, please contact us at info@ncacinc.com.