Jordan High School’s Business and Entertainment School of Travel, Trade and Tourism (BESTT) has achieved the National Academy Foundation’s Certified Level, an assurance of quality for college-prep programs that also prepare students for careers and entry-level jobs.
Students in NAF academies typically take both career-themed and academic classes together. These courses are linked to academic and industry standards and encourage high achievement. Work-based learning, including internships, are part of the NAF model.
Due to a partnership with the nonprofit ConnectEd, an academy that earns certification through NAF is also considered to be a certified Linked Learning Pathway. This means that the academy meets rigorous standards for combining strong academics, demanding technical education and real-world experience in a pathway centered on an industry theme.
Jordan’s BESTT coursework focuses on global travel and tourism, computer literacy, finance, accounting, sales, marketing and hospitality management.
NAF will recognize BESTT and other newly certified academies at a July conference in Anaheim.