College & Career Pathways
Providing opportunities and preparing lives is what we do at NFA. We understand that every student here is an individual with their own desires, goals and plans for the future. The College and Career Pathways Program is one way that students can explore the opportunities available. A variety of options exist for students who are college bound, college and career focused or interested in being career-ready upon their graduation from NFA.
Upon graduation, approximately 85% of our students head directly into college. In 2011, NFA Wildcats were accepted into a variety of colleges from Brown University in Rhode Island to the University of California at Berkeley. NFA students have the opportunity to prepare for college by selecting from over 20 AP Course Offerings that will help to ease their transition into college level course work and to differentiate them in the application process. Students are also able to take a variety of classes that will count for college credit at one of our partner schools; Three Rivers Community College, Eastern Connecticut State College and the University of Connecticut. Please refer to College Pathways for a complete listing of courses that count for high school and college credit.
For those students who are looking for career options or may not be headed directly to college, we offer three unique career-focused opportunities. Students can participate in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program, the Emergency Medical Technician Training Program or the A+ Certification Training Track. Students in grade 11 and 12 have the opportunity to participate in one of these training programs which prepares students to take certification exams at the conclusion of the one year course.
College Career Pathways
This program is a partnership between NFA and Three Rivers Community College (TRCC). Students have the opportunity to earn dual credit that will apply toward their graduation requirements at NFA as well as toward an Associate’s Degree at TRCC or as transfer credits to another institution. Up to 14 credit hours may be earned through the program in one of six career clusters; Early Childhood Education, Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts, Accounting & Business Administration, General Engineering Technology, Fire Technology or Video Production.