What is the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism?
The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (est. 1991) is a specialized learning community dedicated to helping students define their path for success while still in high school. Academy students go to the same classes together, learn about career opportunities in the Hospitality & Tourism industry, and attend many fun field trips and events (most at no cost to the student). Skills such as public speaking, presenting, team problem solving, entrepreneurship and innovation are emphasized in academy classes. Students make resumes, learn interview skills, get personalized college application help, and have industry mentors (hospitality/business/tech). Our graduates say that the best part of the academy, aside from the fun field trips, was that the academy really prepared them for college and their future careers.
What courses do I take?
This interactive course will provide you with the opportunity to learn and apply industry-specific principles of management and entrepreneurship. In the first semester, you will learn the necessary skills to be able to start, own, and operate/manage a restaurant. Second semester you will participate in a business plan competition where you can compete locally and win cash prizes.
Marketing Hospitality & Tourism 12th Grade
This course continues where the junior course leaves off and delves even deeper into the world of advertising and marketing. Students participate in multiple design challenges, including Microsoft's World Series of Innovation and NFTE’s Business Plan Competition.
Industry Familiarization Trip to Disneyland (3 day 2 night trip)