The vision of GAPA is to serve as an innovative and high-achieving academic sports charter school which emphasizes on the vast careers in sports. To develop and create sports enthusiasts to become scholars, college graduates, and productive game changers in a global sports centric-society.
The mission of GAPA is to provide a rigorous T.E.A.M.S college-preparatory education in a culture of active learning using the world of sports to engage, inspire, and prepare sports enthusiasts for college, careers, and life.
GAPA will leverage sports enthusiasts’ interest in the world of sports to coach them to learn “Why” school is important for them to reach success in their future goals. By during this, it will increase engagement and promote education with healthy lifestyle while teaching methodologies which are designed to ensure sports enthusiasts graduate college-ready and are independent thinkers who make a positive difference in the lives of others. We will achieve this goal using high-yield instructional strategies and consistent school wide practices on an international academic sports-themed campus.
Additionally, GAPA’s classroom teammates (students) will be explicitly taught social, emotional, and college “navigation” skills. Finally, content mastery, intervention, and acceleration will be provided during the regular school day based on each sports enthusiasts’ chosen pre-professional sports career. Head Academic Coach (principal) and Classroom Coaches (teachers) will ensure that GAPA offers all sports enthusiasts’: a viable curriculum, proven high-yield teaching and learning strategies that supports social, emotional, and “college knowledge” using the world of sports to engage and inspire.
It means we offer intensive, pre-professional sports career training and a comprehensive college-preparatory academic curriculum, preparing our sports enthusiasts for wherever their path may lead them after graduation. Our expert classroom coaches, both in the sports careers programs and in the academic classrooms, are here because they want to work with young sports enthusiasts and they understand and practice different approaches to teaching to allow them to flourish. It means talented high school sports enthusiasts don’t need to relegate the practice of their art to an after-school activity, and that 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 Related Arts 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 French or Spanish. In the afternoons and early evenings, sports enthusiasts direct their attention to the practice of their chosen sport or sport related career, whether in state of the art sports facility, career development classes, a special sporting event, or a NCAA workshop. In addition to classes and practices, there are dedicated times during the week devoted to community-building, including student club meetings, advisory meetings, and all-school assemblies often featuring special programming. GAPA T.E.A.M.S International School for Sports Enthusiasts also offers ample opportunities to perform, exhibit, and experience sports careers throughout the school year, both on and off the court.
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