•  Distinguished NAF

    Dr. Emmett J. Conrad High School is the only comprehensive high school in the state of Texas to earn the distinguished level for all 5 National Academy Foundation Academies. We are honored to have the best college and career readiness programs in Dallas ISD. Our programs serves over 80% of the student body at Conrad High School. NAF students working in our academies graduate with a diploma, industry certifications, corporate internship experience and an assortment of other credentials that help students earn career opporunites and support their success as graduates of Dr. Emmett J. Conrad High School.

    Benefits to Students

    • Rigor with Real World Experience
    • College Credit Courses
    • Career Planning
    • Job Shadowing
    • Paid Internships
    • Networking with Professionals
    • Certificate with NAF
    • NAFTrack Hiring Certified

    Unique Opportunities

    • Preparation for College and Work
    • Industry Relevant Courses
    • Hands-on Projects that Matter
    • Summer and School Year Internships
    • Practical Experiences in Business
    • Advisory Board Support

    Work-Based Learning Opportunities

    Work-based Learning (WBL) is essential in preparing all students for success in college and careers. It is a core component to link academic learning in school to students’ goals. The primary purposes of work-based learning are to expose students to future options and provide opportunities for skill development. 

    Work- Based Learning Activities:

    • Classroom Guest Speakers
    • College & Career Fairs
    • Job Shadowing
    • Career-themed field trips
    • Resume building workshops
    • Dress for Success workshops
    • Mock Interviews
    • Industry-themed Projects
    • Paid Internships


    Please visit http://naf.org/ for more information !

    NAF academies operate primarily in urban public school districts, and also thrive in many suburban and rural areas. NAF academies can take the form of small learning communities within larger schools or as stand-alone public high schools.  NAF currently has academies in 21 of the 25 largest school districts in the United States.