NAF Distinguished Academy
  • South Oak Cliff High School is a comprehensive high school that has two distinguished academy programs.   We have a NAF Distinguished Academy of Engineering and a NAF Distinguished Academy of Information Technology.  Our college and career readiness program is grounded in Texas and national core standards that will equip our students with the necessary college, workplace, and technical skills desired by colleges and industry companies.  Our program serves 80% of the student body of South Oak Cliff High School and has open enrollment.  NAF, National Academy Foundation is structured with four key components:

    • Academy Development & Structure
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Advisory Board
    • Work-Based Learning

    Student Benefits

    • Rigorous cross-curricular integration
    • Real-world experience
    • Career Planning
    • Job Shadowing
    • Paid Internships
    • Networking with Professionals
    • NAF Track Certification
    • A-F Industry Certifications
    • NAFTrack Hiring Certifed

    Additonal Benefits

    • College exploration & preparation
    • Industry-relevant courses
    • Project-Based Learning (Hands-On)
    • Summer Internships

    Work-Based Learning

    WBL, Work-Based Learning is a major component of NAF.  We understand it is essential for all students to be prepared for college and career.  It is an instructional strategy that connects what students are learning in the classroom with the world of work. NAF students complete an intentional sequence of activities from  9th through 12th grade from awareness, to exploration, and culminate in career preparation.  This process designed by NAF is designed to expose students to a wide variety of careers and industry partners.


    The information above has been provided by National Academy Foundation.

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