Advantage Tennis Academy places a heavy emphasis on the academic development of our players. Having our student athletes college ready is the goal for all our students even if they hope to directly play on the pro tour.
Alumni from Advantage Tennis Academy have been accepted to most of the top schools in the country including USC, Rice University, University of Alabama, BYU, UCLA, University of Illinois, University of Arizona, Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Tech, Dartmouth University, UNC, Pepperdine University, LMU, Dartmouth, Yale University, Loyola Marymount, UC Irvine, Rice, Texas A&M, UC San Diego, Brown University, Northwestern, Amherst.
We do not have a one size fits all approach to academics. We have a variety of academic options available to ensure our student athletes achieve the best education to fit their demanding training and tournament schedules and to ensure they are well prepared for the rigors of top universities. We will evaluate where your student is currently at, what his/her academic goals are and residency status and recommend a school and academic program to best meet those goals.
Below are some of the most common options available for our full time student athletes:
- Onsite Blended Learning (Public Charter School)
- Offsite Local Public Schools (traditional brick and mortar)
- Offsite Local Private Schools (traditional brick and mortar, ESL Programs)
You can also choose to use your existing online school and still take advantage of our professionally staffed blended learning classroom. Speak with our Academic Director about your student today to find out which one meets your goals as a college bound student athlete.
Advantage Learning Academy (ALA)
The teachers at Advantage Learning Academy (ALA) are passionate about the academic and personal growth of each student. This is facilitated by a blended learning* environment, which combines best-of-class online learning with the individual attention of a face-to-face teacher.
Advantage Learning Academy provides high school students an accredited* college preparatory education, while middle school students undergo a challenging curriculum to prepare them for the rigors of high school.
ALA offers educational options through a variety of accredited schools. Each of the schools' curricula are designed to meet the unique scheduling needs of student-athletes as they train at Advantage Tennis Academy. Some of them are: Curriculum
Advantage Learning Academy's primary curriculum provides:
- Over 300 different high-performance technology-based courses designed to stimulate and motivate students to excel at their own pace
- Accredited courses taught by California credentialed teachers
- Blended learning environment, which provides optimal time for one-on-one instruction
- Ability for students to continue coursework while traveling
- A college-centric and family value based environment
- Cultural experiences, field trips, and other enrichment activities to foster student development in all areas
Middle School Courses
*Blended learning - a teaching strategy that combines online and classroom learning activities and resources to reduce in-class seat time for students in a face-to-face environment. It is the growing trend for university studies and very effective for college preparatory learning.
*Accredited - ALA’s education partner Connections Academy is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for all academies, grades K–12. The ACS uses the highest performance standards and research-based criteria when identifying schools or districts that provide exemplary education to their students.
High School Courses
The high school program is rigorous and is designed to prepare students for the demands of college.
Students from Connections Academy have been accepted to a wide range of colleges.