Students in the Arts & Entertainment Academy are expected to meet the following requirements over their four years of high school, in order to receive their Academy cord at graduation:
Curriculum: Complete a three-course pathway / sequence in an academy track (one per year), earning a grade of C or better. Switching academy tracks may jeopardize a student’s eligibility.
Work-Based Learning: Complete the following school-wide and academy activities:
- School-Wide: Freshmen Career Day, Sophomore Speed Interviews, Capstone Class Mock Interviews/Auditions
- Attend three Work Site Tours (Field Trips)
- Complete 20+ hours unpaid internships / job shadowing
In order to earn NAF Track Certification, the following elements must be completed during the course of study:
- four NAF courses, completing the required culminating project and final assessment for each with a final grade of C or better
- Complete one 120-hour internship or two 60-hour internships.