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Many people have asked us how getting an education through an EduKick academy works. And that’s a great question. So here is a detailed article on exactly what kind of academics we offer.
Gateway Preparatory Academy
GPA Soccer Academy participants attend Gateway Preparatory Academy main campus from 9:30am – 1:30pm each weekday to focus on their academic pathway. Our priority is to ensure that each student-athlete progresses toward a meaningful college degree. The goal that they learn to balance the demands of being both a student and an athlete as they grow and develop.
Student-athletes need to learn ways to budget time and energy as they combine practice and competition with academics. Because of their unique demands, some student-athletes need academic assistance. Tutorial study time is allocated each evening at the residence dormitory.
Core Class Examples
- Language Arts
- Physical Education
- Fine arts
- Foreign Language
- World Religion
Advanced Placement Classes
AP (Advanced Placement) classes provide students with additional academic challenges. These courses allow students to explore subject matter at an accelerated level and prepares them to take the AP exam for college credit. Gateway Prep offers several Honors and AP courses.
Education Track Options
There are two education programs offered at Gateway Preparatory Academy: the Honors track or the career concentration track.
This track includes, but is not limited to, the following courses:
- English I, II, III & IV
- Honors English I, II, III & IV
- ESL Grammar & Composition
- ESL Speaking & Listening
- Algebra I & II
- Calculus I & II
- AP Caalculus
- United States History
- World History
- World Religion
- Chemistry & Honors Chemistry
- Physical Science
- Physics & Honors Physics
- Baseball & Softball
- Basic, intermediate & advanced art
- French 1, 2 & 3
- Spanish 1,2 & 3
- World Religions 101
- Computer Applications
Career Concentration Tracks
There are 3 types of Career Concentration tracks offered. Students who choose one of these tracks will have the same core classes as those who choose the honors track, but in addition will have concentrated training in their chosen track.
Athletic Enhancement Track
The most popular option for EduKick Soccer participants, this track focuses on developing high performing student athletes by providing personal player development, athletic marketing, strength training, career exploration, leadership/character education, sports nutrition education, mental conditioning and time management.
The program also provides:
- ACT test prep
- NCAA Clearing house workshops
- Rigorous college prep course
This track provides a cutting edge program that gives high school students the opportunity to begin studying for a career in Biomedical Sciences. The courses in this track cover the principles of biomedical science, medical interventions and bio-medical innovations, and is made for any student interested to undertake a career in the medical field
This track teaches students to tackle business challenges in the classroom, covering such courses as payroll, income tax, accounting, business procedures, management and consumer law. The array of business classes offered prepares students for a variety of careers teaching them to effectively communicate business principles in the working world.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL classes are provided daily to all international students who will critically read and analyze college level texts. Students in the EFL program will develop effective speaking skills such that they can be understood by classmates, faculty, staff and others for academic and social purposes including conversations, classroom discussions and oral presentations.
Students will demonstrate basic competence in managing the writing process and will produce effective written products including college essays and similar types of academic writing. Students will be able to listen to and understand the main ideas and significant relevant details in various listening contexts.