Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

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What is AOHT? The Academy provides public high school students with the requisite knowledge and skills for a successful career in one of the world’s largest service industries, through a curriculum that provides an in-depth look at all aspects of tourism and hospitality, including coursework in business, geography, hospitality, and economics.

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism operates as a small learning community and is located in more than 110 high schools nationwide. Meeting the needs for academic instruction and practical industry-related work experience to prepare young people to enter this exciting field is more critical than ever. Through their Academy experience, students gain an understanding of the connections that exist between their education and the workplace. Academy teachers and industry mentors provide students with the curriculum and guidance necessary for rewarding careers. With more than 500 travel-related companies participating as business partners, the Academy fosters the personal, analytical, technical and communications skills needed for a career path in hospitality and tourism.

Mission Statement

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) prepares a diverse population of high school students for post-secondary education and careers in hospitality and tourism.

Enrollment Policy

Students wishing to become a part of the distinguished Academy need to contact the Lead Teacher, Mrs. Johnson who will then interview the student, have them fill out an application and check their credit situation. All students that have space in their schedule will be accepted. Students enrolling after 9th Grade will have to take more than one course per year to complete all of the necessary requirements. Students that are not productive will be put on probation and will be removed from the Academy at the end of the school year.

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Miami Beach Senior High does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Mrs. Linda Johnson
Lead Teacher
Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, Rm: 304

Lodging Management Certification Requirements

  • Pass both HTMP Year 1 and HTMP Year 2 final exams with score of 70% or higher.
  • 100 hour work experience in qualifying position.
  • Qualifying position is defined as working, whether paid or unpaid, in the hospitality industry.
  • Hospitality industry is defined by four categories: Accommodations, Food & Beverage, Transportation, or Attractions (see Page 11 of Year 1 text)
  • There is no supervisory level requirement
  • Work requirement can be done over the course of the 2 year program, but must be completed within 120 days (4 months) of taking the Year 2 final exam
  • Students will receive a Workplace Voucher to have their supervisor sign to verify they have completed the 100 hour work requirement
  • Supervisor will also complete a 1-page Evaluation Form to be used as a personal portfolio for the student in order to showcase skills mastered. There is no minimum score requirement for the Evaluation.

Additional Resources

  • Community Service Activity Sheet – Coming Soon