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Career Readiness Academy Announces Information Night

All New Hanover County rising freshman are invited to attend the Career Readiness Academy’s Information Night on March 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event will take place in the Career Readiness Academy’s Career Development Center. The Career Readiness Academy at Mosley PLC is a member of the National Academy Foundation and offers a curriculum that includes business, finance, and entrepreneurship, as well as career-focused instruction. Students who are interested in attending the Career Readiness Academy are encouraged to apply by May 15, 2017, but summer applications will also be accepted. Applications and brochures are available on the Career Readiness Academy homepage and from NHCS school counselors.

Students who attend the Career Readiness Academy can expect a small, supportive environment dedicated to preparing students for college and career pursuits. Career Readiness Academy students gain critical career knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities both inside and outside of the classroom. These activities include field trips, job shadowing, mock interviews, résumé writing workshops, and a possible paid internship. Qualifying students are also encouraged to participate in Career College Promise (CCP), which allows students to take free college courses at Cape Fear Community College while in high school.

The Career Readiness Academy is still accepting applications for the fall. Applications and more information are available on our website at http://www.nhcs.net/naf/.  Interested families can also contact their school counselor for more information.

Please contact us with questions at 251-6161 ext. 103 or susanna.hazelwood@nhcs.net

About the Career Readiness Academy:
The Career Readiness Academy NAF Academy of Finance is part of NAF’s national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. Since 1982, NAF has been partnering with existing high schools in high-needs communities to enhance school systems at a low cost by implementing NAF academies – small learning communities within traditional high schools. NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including paid internships. During the 2015-16 school year, over 82,000 students attended 716 NAF academies across 38 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2016, NAF academies reported 99% of seniors graduated with 95% of graduates planned to go to college.

 



Posted: 03/17/17