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Youth Academy Eligibility and Start Dates

The AFI Youth Academy is for students ages 13 through 17.  The academy is a fast-paced programs for students serious about a career in fashion, fashion related careers or sewn product manufacturing and typically runs between 5 and 8 months with an end of year fashion show.   Note:  Only serious students need apply.  Click here to submit application.

  • Enrollment Open: January 1st thru April 22, 2023

  • Enrollment Deadline: May 1, 2023

  • Classes Begin: April 1, 2023

  • Program End:  September 16, 2023

  • Parent/Student Interview:  Required 


The AFI Youth Academy is not a traditional academic program that is graded but an extracurricular program where students are required to complete studies on Saturdays and some learning online.  Admissions acceptance into the program require the following:

  • Parent approval to participate. 

  • Application submission 

  • Parent and Student interview is part of the acceptance policy.

  • Regular attendance in online or face to face classes (3 unexcused absences)

  • Application Deadline subject to close early if maximum student participation is reached in each career area. 

Career Education

Youth Academy
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