more than 700 academies around the country
(Chandler, AZ) July 19, 2016 – Odysseyware, a leading provider of dynamic, individualized online courses for K-12 education, has announced a partnership with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to expand its career and technical education offerings in the field of agriculture.
The blended learning courses incorporate industry-validated, career-themed curricula based on current industry standards and practices, such as those recommended by the Future Farmers of America, literacy strategies, and STEM integration frameworks. A balance of online, blended learning, and real-world internships provide a dynamic and flexible instructional approach, helping students acquire valuable workplace skills and see their education as a step toward long-term career options. Upon successful completion of NAFTrack Certification, students are eligible for NAFTrack Certified hiring.
“We are delighted to expand students’ options for training and employment in the agricultural field,” said Beth Te Grotenhuis, the president of Odysseyware. “We are pleased to work with NAF and its many respected industry partners. These new blended learning courses reaffirm and strengthen our commitment to supporting career training and pathways to employment for all students.”
Headquartered in Chandler, AZ, Odysseyware is a customizable, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Completely web-based, Odysseyware provides 21st-century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics, and professional development. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists. To learn more, visit Odysseyware.com or call (877) 795-8904.
About the National Academy Foundation
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM –infused, industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships. Since 1982, NAF has been partnering with existing high schools in high-need communities to enhance school systems at a low cost by implementing NAF academies—small learning communities within traditional high schools. NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2015–2016 school year, nearly 89,000 students attended 716 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2015, NAF academies reported 98% of seniors graduated, with 92% of graduates planning to go to college.