Nation's First International College Preparatory Charter High School for Sports Enthusiasts

Quick Facts

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Academic Play Book

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.

Academic Game Plan

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. 

Academic Values

  1. Grit – enjoying challenges and developing the discipline to do whatever it takes to continuously grow and become better than you previously imagined 
  2. Attention – being aware of self, teammates, and the community while concentrating on the details of character, integrity, and being      trustworthy; to do whatever is right because it’s right
  3. Passion – giving your very best because you believe in and are committed to a worthy goal so that your Love meets your Talents and carries you through the finish line
  4. Adaptable – being a lifelong learner who possesses a growth mindset 

Academic Focus and Plan

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.

Academic Facts

  • T.E.A.M.S where “Athletics” in the middle creates a game plan with Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Science to coach Sports Enthusiasts in the vast Careers in Sports
  • Specializes in Sports Careers Development Related Arts such as; Sports Medicine, Sports Marketing, Sports Nutrition, Sports Communications, and Sports Management
  • Co-ed 9-12 and independent Postgraduate program for Non-Athletic and Athletic Sports Enthusiasts with enrollment of up to 1,000+
  • College Preparatory programs, ESL, Independent, many Advanced Placement and Honors Classes Offered
  • Our classes offer creative and challenging coursework. Low classroom teammates-to-Classroom Coaches ratios, and assignments schedules built on a philosophy of Real-Life substance over standardized work 
  • Several web-based courses for scholar student-athletes whose athletic competition schedule requires them to be away from the classroom
  • Our Sports Enthusiasts will represent several international and national homelands

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Innovative Academic Sports Academy

What does it mean to be an “Innovative Academic Sports Academy”?

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.

Which Sports Career meets your Talents and Passion?

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