Overview of Our Academies
- Faculty and staff who get to know you and become your advocates
- A chance to meet other students with interests like yours
- Exciting choices for electives and extracurricular activities
- Career development opportunities such as internships and shadow days
- Field trips and community service project
- Academic Athletic Achievement
- Academy of Finance
- Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
- Creative Media Academy
- JROTC Leadership Academy
- Wilson International Studies Program(WISP)
NAF Night Resources
Please see the digital versions of the resources that were share at NAF Night on September 27th, 2022 including our brochure and presentation. Contact directors Brandon Wims or Regina McClure for any questions or clarity.
Notes on Academy History
The Jackson-Reed community began a school-wide strategic planning initiative in 1994, the result of which was the Renaissance 2000 Plan. The cornerstone of this plan was to offer Jackson-Reed students opportunities to join small learning communities within the school. The objectives of these small learning communities, known as 'academies', are to enhance a student’s commitment to the school, to learning, to improving his or her academic achievement and to preparing for college and career opportunities in a rapidly changing, technological society. The rationale for Jackson-Reed’s Renaissance 2000 Plan was validated in 1998 with the initiation of the DCPS School to Career initiative, which focused efforts in the school to preparing students for future careers. Central to the academy experience are various activities outside of school that include career shadowing and exploration activities, college visits, mentoring, and senior internships.
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The Tenacity Employability Skills Curriculum centers on the development of three-character strengths: poise, initiative and tenacity. The objective is to train students to adopt and apply these three-character strengths to their own professional work habits.