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The Academy of Engineering at Mallard Creek High is among just five career academies statewide and 40 career academies nationwide that recently won the National Academy Foundation’s distinguished-level recognition. The designation is given to academies that have reached Model level on NAF’s annual assessment.

“These academies are true exemplars of what it means to be fully committed to our educational design, and their standards are highly demonstrative of the significant impact we can make as a network of education, business, and community partners,” said NAF President, JD Hoye, said.

About the Mallard Creek Academy of Engineering

The Mallard Creek Academy of Engineering introduces high school students to the broad career opportunities of the engineering industry, opening the door to new options and equipping students to make sound choices for the future. Mallard Creek’s academy as well as two career academies Olympic High will be recognized at NAF’s annual professional development conference in Dallas in July.

About NAF

Engineering Week at Mallard Creek High

Engineering Week at Mallard Creek High

NAF, is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF works with high need communities to transform the high school experience through an educational design that includes industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals, culminating in a paid internship.

NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences.

During the 2016-17 school year more than 96,000 students attended 675 NAF academies across 36 states, including D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2016, NAF academies reported 96% of seniors graduated with 92% of graduates with post-secondary intentions.


Learn more and get involved

  • Learn more: Visit The Mallard Creek High Academy of Engineering  and National Academy Foundation websites.
  • Get involved: Students in the Mallard Creek Academy of Engineering welcome involvement from the community, particularly from individuals and companies active in all disciplines of engineering. To learn how you can help, contact CTE Academy Coordinator Johnny Swift at johnnyl.swift@cms.k12.nc.us.
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