The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) prepares students to chart career paths in one of the management to sports, entertainment, and event management, and includes the study of geography, economics, and world culture. Students enrolled in the academy will select a specific field of study with a targeted focus. The program revolves around hands-on projects that connect classrooms learning to career experiences.  Site visits to local businesses, guest lectures with industry professionals, job shadowing, internships, and a curriculum that has been developed in accordance with industry standards will all be part of the academy experience. This academy is affiliated with the prestigious National Academy Foundation (naf.org)

WHY CHOOSE AOHT? THERE ARE PLENTY OF REASONS!

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism helps students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel management to sports, entertainment, and event management, and includes the study of geography, economics, and world cultures. 

HISTORY AND IMPACT – The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) was launched in 1987 with support from Marriott International and the American Express Foundation in New York City and Miami.

CURRICULUM – All courses use project-based learning techniques with an emphasis on strengthening literacy, project management, leadership, and team building skills while fostering creativity and innovation. 

Course Focus

  1. Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
  2. Customers Service
  3. Geography for Tourism
  4. Hospitality Marketing
  5. Sports, Entertainment, and Event Planning
  6. Sustainable Tourism

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

In addition to studying career-focused curriculum and working on collaborative projects, AOHT students gain critical career knowledge through a series of Work-based learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

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