The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) is the newest initiative in the MAPCS Post-Secondary Success programs focused on student success after high school. The AOHT has an open enrollment policy for students entering the 10th grade, who have an interest in exploring career paths in the hospitality and tourism industry (and its many associated careers i.e. real estate, accounting and medical services), and for students who have set their sights on attending college. The course of study is three years. It is a rigorous academic program, with a significant work-based learning component (field trips, guest speakers, and job shadowing), culminating in a high-level paid internship. Scholars of the AOHT will enjoy a personalized element to their high school experience; with staff focused on each individual’s specific college and career aspirations. Academic supports such as mentoring, tutoring and counseling will be readily available—and in some cases mandatory—for all AOHT students. Under the banner of NAF (formerly the National Academy Foundation), the AOHT is part of a national network of schools and corporate partners that have a track record of success for over 30 years. With a graduation rate of 97%, NAF academies are “structured as small, focused learning communities that fit within and enhance high school systems.”
To expose MAPCS students to an array of career pathways under the umbrella of Hospitality and Tourism, while providing them with rigorous training and experiential learning opportunities to facilitate their entry, advancement and success in the workplace.
To harness the resources, expertise and goodwill of MAPCS internal and external communities for the engagement, engrossment, and empowerment of our Academy of Hospitality and Tourism students to transform their lives, excel in the workplace, and become beacons of hope as productive members of society.
Download the MAPCS AOHT Policies and Standards
Course of Study
- Intro to Hospitality and Tourism
- How to Deliver Great Customer Service
- Hospitality Marketing
- Event Planning
- Professional Ethics
- Sustainable Tourism
How to Apply
The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism specifically targets MAPCS students entering the 10th grade. Students are provided with structured, rigorous, and engaging educational opportunities to expand their perspectives and expose them to new experiences. Interested students should have a desire to:
- Be successful
- Explore different college and career pathways
- Meet industry professionals
- Gain new perspectives
- Work alongside a cohort of like-minded students
- Create a positive learning community
Click the link below to download and complete the AOHT Application. Please return to Mary Okowi in room 420, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism provides a range of opportunities for individuals to support our efforts. Some of those opportunities include:
- Volunteering as a guest speaker about your industry
- Providing job shadowing opportunities for AOHT students
- Providing access for student externship(s)/internship(s)
- Facilitating a workshop
- Conducting or organizing a work-site tour for AOHT scholars
If you are interested in supporting the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism in any capacity, please feel free to email email@example.com.