ACADEMIES

Which Academy should you join? Find out!

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Fill Out an Application

Completing an application is the only requirement to be considered for acceptance into an Academy. Click the button below to fill one out today! Completed applications enter a lottery system to determine student acceptance. The deadline for applications this year is December 17th, 2021. Only incoming freshman for 2022-2023 may apply for an academy.

NAF Academies

Academy Development & Structure

NAF academies are structured as small, focused learning communities that fit within and enhance high school systems, allowing NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at low cost. NAF promotes open enrollment for its academies in order to maximize every student’s chance at a successful future. The flexible structure encourages teacher collaboration across subject areas and fosters personalization to meet student, school, district, and state needs and goals.

NAFTrack Certification

TJUHSD Academies are affiliated with an organization called the National Academy Foundation (NAF). Students who complete rigorous academic coursework and an internship may be eligible for NAF Track Certification.

NAFTrack Certification awards students with

  • Pre-interview and resume support,

  • Guaranteed interviews in equally qualified applicant pools,

  • Potentially expedited advancement through the hiring process,

  • Priority hiring among equally qualified applicant pools,

  • Potential for higher starting salaries,

  • Applicant feedback and coaching following a job interview, and

  • Paid internship opportunities while pursuing relevant post secondary degrees.

Current participating companies include: AT&T, Cisco, EMC, HP, JPMorgan Chase, Juniper Networks, KPMG LLP, RBC Capital Markets US, Verizon, and Xerox.