“To provide Salamanca Scholars career exploration and 21st century, future focused, work experiences.”


The National Academy Foundation (NAF) supports the development of young people toward personal and professional success in high school, higher education and throughout their careers.  The Salamanca High School’s Academy of Finance operates as a “school within a school”.

We create a sense of community and belonging.  Through open – enrollment, students of all backgrounds can participate in a learning environment where everyone in the classroom has a shared interest in our academy theme.

SHS Academy of Finance began its 1st year in 2023-2024. Open recruitment efforts are ongoing, and students will have an opportunity to complete the attached academy application at any time.

At the completion of academy enrollment, students will be NAFTrack certified:  ready to be recognized for their experiences, career planning journey, and skill mastery in the area of hospitality & tourism.  Our students will be… “Future Ready”.

Program of Study/Integration 3.1.a: Academy has a program of study that enables students to achieve NAFTrack Certification.

Program of Study Courses

(Aligned with Academy Career Pathway)

NAFTrack Certification Approved Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4



Career Planning .5 cr


Entrepreneurship     1 cr

Financial Management  .5 cr



Dual Enrollment/Early College



Personal Finance     .5 cr

Intro to Accounting  1 cr

State-Approved Career Pathway





Advanced:  Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) & Cambridge








Sports & Entertainment Marketing .5 cr

Internship  1 cr

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