POWER’s Academic Program for Elite Student-Athletes

POWER’s Academic Program for Elite Student-Athletes is designed to enable elite middle school athletes (grades 6-8+) to increase their opportunities for athletic, personal, and academic development outside of the traditional middle school model.

POWER’s Academic Program for Elite Student-Athletes flips the traditional middle school model providing Club owners with the ability to create a full-day training program that ends with high-quality direct, synchronous remote instruction from their club’s facility, leaving time for additional evening training sessions.

What makes us different?

Our focus is not on athletic development alone. We focus on the development of foundational executive-functioning skills, the skills required to organize, plan, schedule, and self-regulate. Well-developed executive-functioning skills are required to ensure a lifetime of success. We focus on academic rigor and challenge our student-athletes to think, perform, and grow to a higher level.

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The philosophy of POWER’s Academic Program for Elite Student-Athletes is that every student-athlete possesses the ability to excel academically when provided with multiple opportunities to apply his personal learning style and strengths to the learning process. Direct Instruction is delivered through blended-learning techniques including real-time in-person/remote and online lessons.

POWER’s Academic Program for Elite Student-Athletes is built upon the foundation of individual research and project-based learning. Project-based learning (PBL) is a practice that takes a learning-by-doing approach wherein students are active participants in their own educational development. In a PBL classroom, you often find students solving problems, participating in simulations, conducting case studies, and designing research projects based on different areas of inquiry. This method encourages students to investigate real-world issues and develop practical solutions in order to inspire change at the local and global levels. The concept of project-based learning (PBL) has garnered wide support among K-12 education policy advocates and funders. PBL is viewed as an approach that enables students to develop the “21st-century competencies” — cognitive and socioemotional skills — needed for success in college and careers.[i] Student-athletes will be required to complete two multi-disciplinary independent research projects each year that will culminate with a group presentation.


Grade 8+

Instructional Schedule

Student-athletes enrolled in Grade 8+ will receive five (5) hours of direct remote instruction per week for 40 weeks. Instruction will be delivered in-person and remotely. Students will be required to complete fifteen (15) hours of Independent Study & Research per week. All hours are Eastern Standard Time. Schedule subject to change to accommodate competitive tournaments.

  • Tuesday: Instruction, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm (2 hours, 30 minutes)
  • Thursday: Instruction, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm (2 hours, 30 minutes)

Grades 6, 7, and 8

Instructional Schedule

Student-athletes enrolled in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 will receive ten (10) hours of direct remote instruction per week for 40 weeks. Students will be required to complete ten (10) hours of Independent Study per week. All hours are Eastern Standard Time. Schedule subject to change to accommodate competitive tournaments.

  • Monday: Instruction, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (2 hours)
  • Tuesday: Instruction, 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • Wednesday: Instruction, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (2 hours)
  • Thursday: Instruction, 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • Friday: Instruction 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm (3 hours, 30 minutes)

Program of Studies

Course titles and offerings subject to change.

Grades 6, 7, 8, and 8+

Electives Program

Greek and Latin for Vocabulary Development

Human Relations & Organizational Behavior

Anatomy and Physiology for Elite Athletes

Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship

Preparation for High School Success

Academy Thesis Research

Art, Music, and Intellect


Grade 8+ | Core Academic Program

High School Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Preparation

High School English & Composition Literature Preparation

High School Biology, Chemistry & Physics Preparation

High School Algebra & Geometry Preparation

High School U.S. History Preparation

Preparation for High School Success


Grade 8 | Core Academic Program

Preparation for High School Success

American History Foundations 8

Language Arts Literacy 8

Pre-Algebra/Geometry 8

Science 8


Grade 7 | Core Academic Program

Language Arts Literacy 7

Social Studies 7

Pre-Algebra 7

Science 7


Grade 6 | Core Academic Program

Language Arts Literacy 6

Social Studies 6

Pre-Algebra 6

Science 6


Club Tuition Rates for Remote Instruction

Grade 8+

Discounted Group Rates Available

10 months – $3,900 per student-athlete

Monthly – $390 per student-athlete

Grades 6-8

Discounted Group Rates Available

10 months – $5,900 per student-athlete

Monthly – $590 per student-athlete

Terms

20% non-refundable down payment required.

80% balance of tuition paid monthly.

10% reduction for annual tuition paid in full.

Remote Instruction Tuition does not include personal learning devices, instructional materials, or fees associated with COOP examinations..


Reference(s)

The Academy for Advanced Academies & Athletics

https://sites.google.com/academy3a.com/academya3/home

Omar Feliciano, Owner / Head Coach
Phone: 973-715-6481

Email: scorpionswrestling@gmail.com

[i] https://www.mdrc.org/publication/project-based-learning-promising-approach-improving-student-outcomes