New Britain High School Academy of Finance

The Academy of Finance (AOF), a prestigious model academy designated by the National Academy Foundation (NAF), offers students the ability to learn and directly apply business and financial content and concepts through a hands on, project-based, and collaborative approach. With the help of local and national partners from educational institutions and business organizations, including for-profit and non-profit entities, students are poised to obtain the knowledge and essential skills needed to be college, career, and future ready.

The AOF offers a curriculum that covers entrepreneurship, banking and credit, financial planning, global business, securities, insurance, accounting and economics, among many other topics.

Additionally, these courses introduce students to a wide array business and financial careers. AOF graduates benefit from learning the critical concepts of business management, accounting, and ethics along with the essential skill sets needed to be successful in any workplace. Academy students must complete four AOF courses by graduation, identified as (AOF) in the pathways below.

Upon successful completion of 4 courses, requiring receiving a passing score on End-of-Course exams and satisfactory scores on project and internship assessments, students earn NAFTrack certification credentials signifying to post-secondary institutions and employers that they are both college and career ready.

AOF Internship Credit is awarded upon completion of two AOF courses. Successful internship completion is determined by the Work Based Learning Coordinator and includes completion of a total of 120 working hours a satisfactory evaluation by the internship supervisor, and completed student reflection.

NAF education can help you get into college, and even help you get ahead. Some universities award credit for NAF AOF coursework; some restrictions apply.


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