Turner Tech Academies
Turner Tech is one of the first high schools to separate each job criteria in different branches. The academies are Criminal Justice (CJ), Entertainment Technology (AET), Business and Finance (ABF), Information Technology (AOIT), Medical Sciences (AMS), Urban Construction Management Technology & Urban Planning Architecture (UCAT), and Veterinary Science & Agricultural Technology (VSAT).
The academic course is integrated into the career major the student has chosen. Students chose a career academy when they enter the school during their freshman year. By successfully completing a sequence of technical courses, they gain certification(s) in one or more related careers.
All students assemble an active career portfolio, which includes examples of their individual work. Under each of the academies, students participate in a mass amount of hands-on experiences in actual workplaces and school-based interests.
What is NAF?
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a non-profit educational organization. NAF was created in 1989 to reach out to students in response to the growing interest from private corporations and the business community to become involved in the education of America's youth. Today, NAF combines the resources of business, government, schools and their communities to bring high school students a multifaceted, relevant educational experience. More than 450 corporations, civic agencies, non-profit organizations and small businesses have joined NAF offering students a choice about their futures. Over 90% of NAF graduates go on to college.
Students in each academy wear a different-colored shirt:
- Advanced Medical Sciences: Purple
- Business & Finance: Burgundy
- Criminal Justice: Gray
- Entertainment Technology: Jade
- Information Technology: Royal Blue
- Medical Sciences: Navy Blue
- Urban Construction Management Technology & Urban Planning Architecture: Teal
- Veterinary Science & Agricultural Technology: Forest Green