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The New Britain High School Academies are part of the National Academy Foundation (NAF), a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF academies offer high school students a unique opportunity to explore potential careers. Students get to meet business professionals and participate in activities that reflect the business world and enhance the academy’s traditional and career-focused curriculum. Through this experience, NAF academy graduates are better prepared for college, career, and future success.

The National Academy Foundation solves some of the biggest challenges facing education and the economy by bringing education, business, and community leaders together to transform the high school experience. This is done through smaller focused learning communities via specific career themes.

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 internships.

Structure and Requirements
The NBHS Academies consist of four academies that focus on specific professional industries.
 1. The Academy of Business & Finance
 2. The Academy of Health & Sciences
 3. The Academy of Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology (MET)
 4. The Academy of Public Service

Within each academy, there are specific pathways towards particular careers and focuses. Requirements for completing each pathway include:
 • Four (4) elective courses specific to each academy
 • Participation in the annual "Mock Interviews" - which introduce junior and seniors to professional interview practice
 • Completion of 120 hours in an approved internship

Academy of Business & Finance
Academy of Health & Sciences


The Academy of Business & Finance offers School of Business and Hospitality/Tourism as a choice for students who want to pursue a career in the global market. National Academy Foundation (NAF) and National Restaurant Association (NRA) are two organizations that are committed to supporting student preparation in this academy for a broad range of careers such as financial adviser, investment banker, financial analyst, advertising manager, social media manager, public relations, human relations manager, travel agent, event organizer, spa manager, executive chef and many more. These fields offer lucrative wages and benefits leading to a high quality of life.


The Academy of Health & Sciences offer students development and understanding of the theory, concepts, technical knowledge, and analytical abilities that will enable them to deliver healthcare in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and in the home where sick, injured, and disabled people are treated and cared for. Students acquire the psycho motor and competency skills needed to successfully deliver healthcare. Students will be stimulated to seek further education and knowledge in the field of healthcare.

Click here For the Business & Finance Page

Click here For the Health & Sciences Page

Academy of Manufacturing, Engineering, & Technology (MET)
Academy of Public Service


The Academy of Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology (MET) prepares students for career opportunities in programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace. In addition, Juniper Networks has agreed upon a program of study, linked to NAF assessments, that will qualify students for its professional training program and earn a Juniper certificate. The Academy of MET also answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Academies use curriculum from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), They also benefit from support provided by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).


New Britain High School is building an Academy of Public Service. Organizations that support the Education pathway include colleges, national organizations, and local organizations. Careers in the public service field include but are not limited to educator, case management worker, social worker, child advocate, mental health counselor, community economic developer, criminology careers, domestic violence, community treatment specialist, emergency management specialist, and many more.

Click here For the MET Page

Click here For the Public Service Page

Work Based Learning (WBL)

Each NBHS Academy follows the National Academy Foundation (NAF) model for Work Based Learning (WBL). This model offers job-shadowing, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities for students to gain professional experience in their chosen academy.

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How do I get involved?

Students - Join an Academy

If you are an incoming freshman and would like to apply to an academy, click here.

If you are a current 9th-12th grade student and would like to apply to an academy, click here.

Professionals - Offer Professional Experience

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Community - Make a Donation

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Damon Pearce
Margaret Shea
Sondra Sanford
Ted Kerrigan
Marc Wesoly
Michaelknight Zayas
Bhupal Babajiyavar
Sandra Faioli
Tai Cichocki
Gerry Berthiaume
Angelo D'Alfonso

Assistant Principal/Site Coordinator of Academies
District Coodinator of Academies
Career Tech Ed Department Chair
Academy of Business and Finance Team Lead
Academy of Health Science Team Lead
Academy of MET Team Lead
Academy of Public Service Team Lead
Work Based Learned Coordinator
Work Based Learning Liaison
Work Based Learning Liaison

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