The Mission of the Magnet Educational Choice Association is to promote educational resources, advanced educational programs, and involve the private sector in education in the public schools of Miami-Dade County.
2015-16 Demographics of NAF Academies of Miami-Dade. Donations through MECA, Magnet Educational Choice Association
Academy of Health Sciences students
Academy of Information Technology students
Academy of Hospitality & Tourism students
Academy of Finance students
Academy of Finance ( AOF)
AOF prepares students for careers in Accounting/CPA, Banking, Financial Software Development, Global Finance, Insurance and Securities while working with local and national business partners who provide a real-world connection to academy coursework leading to college and career success. http://www.miamiaof.com/
Miami-Dade County Public Schools currently has 22 NAF Academies under the Stem umbrella; including Academy of Information Technology, Academy of Health Sciences, and Academy of Engineering, all which is guided by the STEM Advisory Board made up of theme specific industry and higher education leaders. These STEM Academy Advisory Board Members bridge schools and communities by providing classroom speakers, mentors, job-shadowing venues, conferences and seminars, scholarships, and compensated internships for Academy students and teachers. President Barack Obama said schools should "offer a rigorous course of study in mathematics, the sciences, technology and engineering." http://www.miamistem.org/
Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism prepares students for post-secondary education in hospitality and tourism-related majors as well as other courses of study that demand a strong academic foundation in social studies, business, and language arts. curriculum for the academy of Hospitality and Tourism contains essential content based on expertise from leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Ms. Patricia F. Vegnani
Vegnani Consulting, Inc
Ms. Elbe Burke
Dr. Judith Stein
Nova Southeastern University
Ms. Tee Wong
Mr. William O. McAuliff, Jr.
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.