The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AoHT) is one of several model programs established by the National Academy Foundation. NAF academies are formed around one of five career industries with strong employment opportunities and growth.  The AoHT helps students chart career paths in one of the world's largest industries from hotel management to sports, entertainment, and event management and includes the study of geography, economics and world cultures. 

AoHT motivates students to complete a Hospitality and Culinary courses for four (4) consecutive years to develop career goals, pursue higher education and prepare for career opportunities.


Unique Opportunities

  • College and Career Focus
  • Guidance Counselors for the Academy
  • Satisfaction of Requirement for the Florida Gold Seal Scholarship
  • Articulation Credit at Valencia Community College
  • 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

  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • Lodging Principles
  • Lodging Applications