PAC Advisory Board
About PAC Advisory Board
The Professional Academy Consortium (PAC) serves as the support function to Scotlandville Magnet High School Academy of FinanceAcademy of Information Technology & Academy of Health Sciences. PAC is comprised of representatives from local businesses & industries, local & state government entities, post secondary  institutions, community leaders, EBRPS district, teachers, parents and students. The primary role of the Board is to provide industry-based guidance to our Academies' mission & vision. The Board is a resource for mentors, internships, experiential learning, curriculum advice, as well as current industry needs.

What does the PAC Advisory Board do?

The Advisory Board promotes partnerships between businesses and SMHS NAF Academy, and works with the Academy Lead/School-Site NAF Coordinator in providing the following essential functions:

  1. Provides industry expertise to support Academy curriculum.

  2. Assists in student recruitment.

  3. Provides paid internships for Academy students.

  4. Encourages other community businesses to establish paid internships for students.

  5. Provides access to industry training classes for teachers.

  6. Provides mentoring and shadowing opportunities for students and teachers.

  7. Assists in budget development for Academy activities.

  8. Assists in fundraising to support Academy activities.

  9. Assists in promotional activities for the Academy.

  10. Assists in expansion of Academy programs.

  11. Provides scholarships for Academy students.

  12. Serves as an advocate for the Academy to educational, political, and business communities.

...and so much more!

Get Involved

Please join us by getting involved with SMHS NAF Academies. Many opportunities exist for you to share your time, expertise, and personal support with NAF Academy teachers and students.

Ways to volunteer:

  • Host paid, professional internships for NAF Academy students within your company or department;

  • Host an industry field trip at your company or at a colleague’s company and give Academy students an inside tour;

  • Sponsor a fundraising event of any scale to raise scholarship funds for exceptional NAF Academy students for whom the cost of college is prohibitive;

  • Develop mentoring and job shadowing experiences for students within your company or department;

  • Join a NAF Academy instructor in designing an in-class presentation or workshop devoted to sharing the skills and expertise you have gained in a specific industry;

  • Provide one-to-one career, academic, and personal guidance through regular contact with a NAF Academy student; 

  • Raise awareness of and support for SMHS NAF Academy in your community; or

  • Provide In Kind Donations-Donations can be in the form of money, equipment, and services. Donations may be used for: social events, new technology purchases, awards for competitions, scholarships, etc.

If you're interested in getting involved with our Academy programs, please complete the business interest survey or contact the School-Site NAF Coordinator to discuss the endless possibilities.


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