Academy of Finance Curriculum

Students pose in their Financial Planning course.
  • The AOF curriculum is created by partners working in the financial services and business sectors in collaboration with top educators and emphasizes literacy and project-based learning to engage students.

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    NAF provides a rigorous, industry-validated career-themed curriculum that incorporates current industry standards and practices, literacy strategies, and STEM integration. NAF’s instructional practices foster cross-curriculum collaboration so students can make connections across subject areas. The NAF curricula is created in partnership with industry professionals and designed around projects that help students acquire valuable workplace skills and see their education as a step toward long-term career options. NAF empowers teachers to expand the boundaries of the classroom in non-traditional ways that ensure lessons have real-world application to growing industries.  


    NAFTrack Certification

     NAFTrack is a certification earned by students within the LHSAOF. NAFTrack certification is a promise by NAFTrack Partners to provide a true difference in the hiring process by specifically recognizing NAFTrack graduates. Students achieve certification through Career Coursework, a Qualifying Internship and High School Graduation.

    AT&T - NAFTrack  Capital One - NAFTrack   CISCO NAFTrack  Hewlett Packard Enterprise   JP Morgan Chase - NAFTrack  Juniper Networks - NAFTrack  KPMG  Lenovo - NAFTrack  

    Moody's NAFTrack  Promontory - NAFTrack  SAP - NAFTrack  Skadden - NAFTrack  Travelers - NAFTrack  Verizon - NAFTrack  World Wide Technology - NAFTrack  Xerox - NAFTrack

    SUNY Erie

    SUNY ERIE - Advanced Studies

    The Academy of Finance has partnered with SUNY Erie and offers college courses at our school through the Advanced Studies Program. Students are eligible to earn college credit for many classes taken during the school day. These classes are SUNY approved transferable courses with a C or better. 

    Microsoft Office CertificationMICROSOFT OFFICE - Certification

    All Computer Applications courses use the Microsoft Office 2016 Suite.  (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) Students are eligible to become a Microsoft Office Application Specialist; a credential recognized by educators and professionals around the world. 

    CTE Endorsement

    Career and Technical Education Endorsement (CTE)

    pending final NYSED approval
    The Lancaster Academy of Finance is an accredited CTE program with pathways for students seeking Regents and Advanced Regents diplomas.  Students learn "hands-on" career skills while earning a Regents Diploma in order to prepare for college or other higher education studies.  Students apply academic concepts to real-world situations with internships, mentorships, job-shadowing, industry-based certifications, college credit opportunities and other work-based learning activities. 

AOF Connect


    AOF Official Calendar

    NAFTrack Student Portal
    NAFTRACK Student Portal

    AOF Remind Codes and Instructions
    REMIND (Text Reminders)

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    Lancaster AOF Twitter

    AOF YouTube Connect
    Lancaster AOF YouTube

    AOF Facebook Like
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    AOF Instragram
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    AOF Linked In
    Lancaster AOF Linkedin

    NAFTrack Certification

    NAF: Be Future Ready

    Google Classroom
    Google Classroom

Curriculum Requirements

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Course Descriptions

 AOF: Success Strategies



Degrees and Certifications:

AOF: Success Strategies

(Fall) 9075 Grade 10   ½ credit    SUNY ERIE: GS111 - 3 Credit option available for this course.

Success Strategies orients students to the world of work and school by addressing the need for students to develop good habits.  Students explore their strengths and weaknesses as well as understanding the diversity of others, group dynamics, effective time management, setting priorities and engaging in meaningful conversations. Students become aware of career and college options and develop solid interpersonal skills as they prepare for the world beyond the classroom.  


 AOF: Principles of Finance



Degrees and Certifications:

AOF: Principles of Finance

(Fall) 9084 Grade 10  ½ credit NAFTRACK CERTIFICATION COURSE         

This course introduces students to the financial world. Students develop financial literacy as they learn about the function of finance in society. They study income and wealth; examine financial institutions; learn how businesses raise capital; and study key investment-related terms and concepts. They also research how innovations have changed the financial services field. Finally, students explore careers that exist in finance today.