The vision of GAPA is to serve as an innovative and high achieving charter school that inspires Sports Enthusiasts to become college ready scholars, graduates, and productive Game changers in a sport’s centric society.
The mission of GAPA is to provide a T.E.A.M.S rigorous college-preparatory education to prepare Sports Enthusiasts for careers in sports. We strive to create a culture where experiential learning opportunities will engage and prepare Sports Enthusiasts for college, careers, and life.
To Prepare Sports Enthusiasts for College, Careers, and Life by viewing the concepts of STEM through the Lens of Athletics
It means we offer Technology, Engineering, Athletic, Mathematics, and Science to sports enthusiasts in an comprehensive college-preparatory academic curriculum and intensive pre-professional sports career training which prepares them for wherever their path may lead them after graduation. Our experience classroom coaches, both in academics and sports careers, are here because they want to work with young sports enthusiasts to understand and practice different approaches to allow them to flourish. It means talented high school sports enthusiasts don’t need to relegate the practice of their talents to their after-school passions and their high school education doesn’t need to take a backseat to their artistic pursuits. At GAPA, it means living, working, and studying with a diverse and talented community of creative and passionate people from across the country and the globe.
All the sports enthusiasts at GAPA will major in one of five Sports Careers Development classes such as —Sports Medicine; Sports Management; Sports Communications; Sports Nutrition; or Sports Marketing. From weekday mornings until early afternoon, sports enthusiasts can be found engaging in spirited debates in history class, practicing algebraic concepts, testing the properties of gases in chemistry lab, or conversing in some foreign language in the "Real Life" situational classrooms. In the afternoons and early evenings, sports enthusiasts will direct their attention to the practice of their chosen sport or their related sport career path. Whether they are in one of our state of the art sports facilities, career development classes, an NCAA workshops, or at special sporting event Sports Enthusiasts' talents are meeting their passions.
In addition to classes and sporting evenings, there are dedicated times during the week devoted to community-building, including club and advisory meetings, after school programs, and all-school assemblies which often feature special programming. GAPA's International T.E.A.M.S Academy also offers ample opportunities to perform, exhibit, and experience sports careers throughout the school year, both on and Off The Court.
At GAPA is where your Talents and Passion meet.