The Academy of Travel and Tourism is one of several model programs established by the National Academy Foundation. These academies work by combining career-oriented courses in the classroom with career building experiences in local business and in the community.

AoHT motivates students to complete a Hospitality oriented high school curriculum, to develop career goals, and to purse higher education.

High school students have an opportunity to learn about and prepare for college careers in Hospitality services and to interact in a meaningful way with their school and business community.


Unique Opportunities

  • College and Career Focus
  • Guidance Counselors for the Academy
  • Satisfaction of Requirement for the Florida Gold Seal Scholarship
  • Assessment for Tech Prep College Credit at Valencia Community College
  • Dual Enrollment in Senior Year
  • Summer Internship
  • Industry Certification
  • Availability of Exclusive Scholarships for LOP Graduates

Admission Criteria

  • Entering 9th or 10th grade
  • 2.0 or better cumulative GPA
  • Motivation to succeed in a career in Hospitality Industry
  • Teacher recommendation

Required Career Courses

  • Computers for College and Careers (CCC)
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • Computer Applications for Travel and Tourism
  • Hospitality Internship (during summer after 11th grade)
  • Travel and Tourism Marketing Management