Assistant Principal, Instructional Support Services Director of the Academy of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Extension # 1501
ms. geri gluck
Coordinator Extension # 3342
Mrs Altagracia Ramierez
Guidance Counselor Extension # 1306
OUR SCHOOL-BASED ENTERPRISE IS AN EVENT PLANNING COMPANY: · BAKE SALES · DANCES · INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON
WORK-BASED LEARNING: · RESUME WRITING · COVER LETTERS · INTERVIEW SKILLS · TRIPS · JOB SHADOWING TO VARIOUS HOTELS, SUCH AS THE WALDORF ASTORIA AND THE OCEANSIDE BEACH RESORT IN MONTAUK, LONG ISLAND. · GREAT ADVENTURE · GUEST SPREAKERS · JOB FAIRS · COLLEGE FAIRS/TOURS · PAID INTERNSHIPS · CREDIT FOR 54 HOURS OF WBL
INCENTIVES: · PIZZA PARTIES · TRIPS · ACADEMY SWEATSHIRTS
· ACCOUNTING · MARKETING · CUSTOMER SERVICE · PURCHASING · MANAGEMENT · FINANCE · COST ANALYSIS · COLLEGE RESEARCH · SALES & MARKETING · DESIGN · LAW
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS - Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
SOPHOMORE FALL SEMESTER Principles of Hospitality and Tourism provides an overview of the current hospitality and tourism industry. This course serves as the foundation for the core courses offered by NAF’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism.
SOPHOMORE SPRING SEMESTER Geography for Tourism introduces students to the importance of geography in the hospitality and tourism industry through the study of travel or “destination” geography. Students explore the world’s geographic regions, focusing on the factors that create desirable travel destinations: weather and climate, physical features, cultural elements, historical interest, and tourist attractions. Students study the ways that the tourism industry promotes destinations, and they learn about current trends in travel. Finally, students learn about careers in the hospitality and tourism industry that are particularly dependent on a deep knowledge of geography.
JUNIOR FALL SEMESTER In the Event Planning course, students learn about the process of professional event planning for the full range of event possibilities: special and business events, sports, and entertainment/ performing arts events. Students are introduced to all aspects of event planning, including aligning events with the client’s goals, sustainable event planning practices, facility selection and management, personnel management, audience management, budgeting, marketing, fundraising, and sponsorship. Students also consider the role of events in the larger context of communities and society. Students gain an understanding about how important events are to the health or revitalization of entire regions around the world.
JUNIOR SPRING SEMESTER The Delivering Great Customer Service course introduces students to the concept of service as a critical component of a hospitality or tourism business. It combines learning current theory and practice with observations of customer service in action, role play, and critical analysis of models to provide a comprehensive perspective on this subject. By the end of the course, students come to realize that the principles of great customer service have wide-ranging implications for all professional endeavors.
SENIOR FALL SEMESTER The Graphic Design course provides a hands-on introduction to the technical and creative skills of a professional designer. First, students learn the distinguishing features of communicating visually through graphic design. Next, they gain technical skills in Adobe Photoshop to equip them for graphic design work. From there, students master the basic principles of graphic design and then delve into elements of graphic design, such as color, typography, and imagery. The course includes a culminating project where students create a design portfolio for a client, such as a nonprofit organization, a small business, or a school club. They learn about identity design and then create a logo, a business card, and at least one other piece of collateral to include in the portfolio they create for their client. To place all that they have learned in the context of the professional world, students explore the types of careers available to graphic designers today.
Just Some of the Fun Activities Available for the Members of the Academy of Business, Hospitality and Tourism.
Spring Semester Boston Overnight Trip: Job shadow at the Hard Rock Café while enjoying a historic two-day trip packed with visits to such iconic locales as the Salem Witch Museum, the House of the Seven Gables, the Skywalk, a walk along the Freedom Trail, and a land/water tour with Super Duck Boat Tours.
Six Flags Great Adventure Trip: Learn the essentials of the marketing side of business during Marketing Business Day while boarding all the exhilarating rides Six Flags has to offer!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin