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In 2006, the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) was founded in collaboration with the National Academic Foundation (NAF) and CCAP (Careers in Culinary and Arts Program). AOHT is nestled in the culturally eclectic Flatbush region of Brooklyn on the historic Erasmus Hall Campus. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1, this close knit learning community provides a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program with a focus on culinary arts, business, and the hospitality industry. Coupled with rigorous academic instruction, the curriculum also includes mentoring and job shadowing programs, paid internships, international exchanges, and a highly personalized support structure.
In this environment, students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, the workplace and the world beyond. In addition to the state diploma requirements, our students are expected to complete industry certified courses and NOTCI exams as well as college level Advanced Placement courses.
We believe that providing skills, experience and exposure to professionals in the field will make our students highly marketable in one of the nation’s fastest growing industries. Moreover, our partnership with St. Joseph’s College and Pace University provides students with invaluable experience through access to their facilities, professors and other post-secondary resources.
Our founding collaborators are ideally-suited to implement the educational reforms and leverage the community resources necessary to the realization of this mission. The AOHT organizational philosophy operates on the premise that the active involvement of all stakeholders – from students and faculty to parents and administration – ensures the success of this venture.