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NAF offers two options to join the academy network. To learn more about entering the NAF network and applying to create a NAF academy, please contact Jennifer Geisler, Director, Emerging Academies at

Complete the interest survey to find out if your district/school is prepared to meet NAF’s expectations for the implementation of NAF’s educational design to create a NAF career academy.

Year of Planning
The Year of Planning (YOP) program is the developmental process for implementing a NAF academy.
Fast Track
The Fast Track program allows a functioning academy that implements most of NAF’s standards of practice to enter NAF’s network as an open academy with full membership.
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Admissions Interest Survey
The Interest Survey outlines the two program options for entry into NAF’s academy network and NAF’s expectations for the...
NAF Educational Design
Learn more about the NAF Educational Design and the four essential elements of practice.
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NAF Academy Standards
Standards that articulate essential aspects of each element of NAF's educational design.
National Data One Pager
Flyer about the NAF network and national data highlights.
Membership Pricing Flyer
Learn more about pricing to enroll in NAF's admissions programs and annual membership fees.
Year of Planning Benefits Flyer
Learn more about NAF's developmental process to become a career academy.
Membership Benefits Flyer
Learn more about the benefits of joining a national network of education, business, and community leaders.
About NAF - for Students
Learn more about what it means to be a NAF student.
General Materials
Alumni Benefits Flyer
Learn more about the benefits of joining the NAF alumni network.
About NAF - for Parents
Flyer about NAF, the NAF network, and NAF academies for parents.
General Materials
About NAF
Promotional flyer with information about NAF, the NAF network, and NAF academies.
General Materials
About NAF PowerPoint Presentation
Learn more about NAF’s educational design, membership benefits, and how to start a NAF academy.
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Admissions - Onboarding Interview Preparation Guide
An onboarding interview is conducted with the Academy Design Team (ADT) to align resources & supports. In preparation for the interview, the...
Year of Planning Overview & Pacing Guide
The YOP Pacing Guide assists the Academy Design Team in establishing the timeline to meet the deliverables identified in the YOP program. The...
Academy Profile Template
Use this template to collect the academy profile information required to enroll in NAF's admissions program.
Find an Academy
Searchable map of academies in NAF's Network.