About Our Programs
Career & Technical Education
FPCS NAF College & Career Academies are rigorous, dynamic, industry-aligned college and career readiness programs that ensure students are prepared for in-demand, high-growth careers and postsecondary pathways. Academies are led by a Director and skilled CTE Teachers, who collaborate in providing wrap-around support for students in the programs.
Nationally, NAF serves more than 110,000 students in 34 states, plus Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In 2019, NAF academies reported 99% of seniors graduated with 86% of graduates planning to go to college. The NAF Academy educational design includes four elements: Academy Development & Structure, Curriculum & Instruction, Industry Advisory Boards, and Work-Based Learning.
- Scholars who join an academy benefit from many work-based learning experiences such as:
- Paid summer internships
- 1-on-1 academic support and interventions
- Career exploration site visits to key businesses and industry
- Guest speakers from industry
- Job shadowing
- Mentoring opportunities
FPCS has the following NAF Academies located at our high school campuses:
Friendship Collegiate Academy
- Academy of Health Science and Academy of Information Technology
- Academy of Engineering (Coming soon)
Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy
- Academy of Engineering
Areas of Focus
College level courses taken virtually or in person, taught by a college professor to earn college credits.
An opportunity to combine academic and technical classroom instruction with work experience through an apprenticeship program. It provides the foundation for students to choose among multiple pathways – to enroll in college, begin full-time employment, or a combination.
Paid and unpaid internship opportunities with highly sought after companies in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.
An employability credential that serves as NAF’s seal of college & career readiness. This credential was designed by education & business leaders and assesses students’ performance through completion of CTE course pathways, internship assessments and high school graduation.
CTE INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS
Students who desire a professional credential must pass an industry-developed and evaluated exam at the end of their CTE course.
What Our Teachers Are Saying
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