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 sports enthusiasts an international 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 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 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 T.E.A.M.S International Academic Sports 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.