OTTAWA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

 

EXPERIENCE
ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Ottawa Hills High School will help students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, including lodging, sports, entertainment, travel, food, and event management. The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest, including having the highest job opening rate in 2017.ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM image.

Ottawa Hills High School has partnered with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to help the students meet the needs of this growing industry. Made up of some of the nation’s largest companies, NAF provides an education that emphasizes both customer service and the mastery of tangible skills. NAF touts a 97% graduation rate for seniors in their hospitality and tourism academies.

PREPARING FOR THEIR FUTURE
In addition to studying career-focused curriculum and working on collaborative projects, students gain critical career knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities including job shadowing, mock interviews, resume writing, all culminating with a paid internship.


Through the NAFTrack certification assessment system, students who earn the NAFTrack Certification by receiving a passing score on exams, projects, and internship assessments, will be able to demonstrate to universities and employers that they are both college and career ready. Many of the top companies in the industry use NAFTrack Certified Hiring, which benefits students 

with the certification when applying. Companies commit to giving special consideration to these NAFTrack Certified students for job opportunities and other career support.

JUST SOME OF THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM:

Hotel OwnersACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM graphic of downtown grand rapids
Restaurant Owners
Lodging Managers
Food Service Managers
Restaurant Managers
Sales Managers
Marketing Directors
Front Line Supervisors
Accountants and Bookkeepers
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Travel Agents and Guides
Concierges

CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Encouraging creativity and innovation through career exploration, students in the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism will use project-based learning techniques emphasizing literacy, project management, leadership, and building team skills. Similarly students will learn the principles of Hospitality & Tourism, such as customer service, geography, marketing, sports, entertainment, event planning, and sustainability. This may also include statelevel certifications, special projects, or early college programs. The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership, made up of industry professionals, reviews the curriculum to ensure that content is current and industry-relevant.

Stephanie Davis
Principal

2055 Rosewood Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616-819-2900
Fax: 616-819-2877

Breakfast 7:10 a.m.
Start Time 7:30 a.m.
Dismissal 2:21 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:25 a.m.