Academy of Information Technology (AOIT)


    Academy of Digital Media

    The Academy of Digital Media (formerly Information Technology) is sponsored by the National Academy Foundation and is one of over 650 academies nationwide. The National Academy foundation model was developed with leading industry and education representatives to ensure that the curriculum and activities are both current and relevant. Program components include course work taught by trained and certified high school staff, an active business/education advisory board, supervised paid internships and articulation and tuition-free credit from local colleges and universities.

    With over 4,000 graduates already in the workplace, the National Academy Foundation model has demonstrated its success working with high school students. Students enrolled in the Academy will receive a Regents diploma with an expanded certificate of study issued by the National Academy Foundation.


    • One of our nation's greatest workforce needs is in the area of digital and information technology. 


    • According to the United States Department of Commerce Office of Technology Policy, the increasing use of technology in the workplace is projected to lead to faster than average growth in this occupation. 


    • Employment of Information Technology personnel is expected to grow 16% during the 2010-2020 decade, which is faster than the average of all occupations.  


    • The Academy of Information Technology will consist of a 9-12th grade curriculum aligned with relevant academic, employment and workplace standards.

    Students will acquire universal business skills and knowledge with a focus on the IT industry. Fields of concentration will include: Web Development, Digital Media, Networking, Data Base Analysis, Applications and Programming. Academy students will be offered a vast array of industry sponsored activities including field trips, shadow days, classroom speakers, paid internships and college credit. 

    Students who are in this Academy will have the opportunity to take college courses 

    Students also have the opportunity to take BEEP (Business & Education Employability Portfolio).  In this course students create a portfolio and learn how to make their skills and experiences a marketable commodity for colleges and employers.  

    District Academy Parent Student Orientation:In January of each year

    Students who would like to receive information on joining an Academy as a freshman should contact their school counselor at the start of the school year.  Additional information on joining an Academy can be obtained by calling  (716)677-3318. 

    Download the Academy Student Application at the bottom of the page


    View the course requirements for the Academy of Digital Media: click here


    The Academy is being supported by the industry-based advisory board, listed below. 

    Automated Computer Solutions

    BlueCross & BlueShield

    Bryant & Stratton College

    Canisius College

    Community Service for the Developmentally Disabled

    Computers For Children, Inc.

    Delaware North Companies

    Erie Community College South

    Evans Bank

    Hilbert College

    Imagine Staffing Technology

    National Academy Foundation

    Sgroi Financial, LLC

    Suchak Data Systems

    Superior Promotions

    SynchroNet Industries, Inc.

    UB School of Management

    West Seneca Central Schools

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