Overview 2017-08-11T20:28:53+00:00

Overview

The supportive, flexible, innovative school you have been searching for.

US Performance Academy is unlike any other school. Designed by athletes and educators, the approach specifically benefits driven students who are training, traveling, competing, and pushing to the next level. The online curriculum allows for a flexible school schedule and academic calendar. The support system keeps students involved, motivated, and on track to success. And the focus on the student-athlete’s future goals and aspirations opens up a doorway to future opportunities. US Performance Academy is the accredited, private, online school designed for high performance athletes.

Who We Are

And What we do

USPA Curriculum. Engaging & Flexible. 

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Student Stories. The Heart & Soul of USPA. 

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Student Support. Multi-level & personal approach.

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College & Career Counseling. Preparing for the Future. 

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The USPA Leadership. The Passionate Team Driven By Student Success.

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The USPA Advisory Board. Keeping USPA Focused & Accountable.

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USPA Partnerships. Growing Our Community. 

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Individual Tuition Information

At USPA, we offer a multi-level support system, a pathway guiding students toward goals, a rigorous curriculum, all tied together with the latest technology for students on the go. Our tuition includes everything a student-athlete will need to be successful.

  • Full and half-year tuitions available.
  • Tuition includes access to courses, online teachers, online tutors, learning coaches, college & career counselors, and more.
  • USPA does not charge a school of record or a high school matriculation fee.
  • There are no additional hidden fees for diplomas or for PE, AP, World Language or SAT/ACT prep courses.
  • Middle School students may take high school courses upon approval at no additional charge.
Payment plans are available. Siblings receive a 10% discount when concurrently enrolled. 10% military discount available.

For More Information About Tuition:

Call or text USPA President, Peter Smith directly: 617.448.7016

Or fill out an inquiry form and we will reach out to you

Group Tuition Information

USPA works with a variety of partners. If you are a member of one of one of our partnership programs, please contact us for your specific pricing. If you have an organization or team looking to partner with USPA, we encourage you to contact us to discuss discounted group tuition.

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Admissions Process

USPA is committed to understanding your student’s unique educational needs and to providing you with personal service as you progress through our admissions process.

US Performance Academy offers rolling admissions options, which means that students are not tied to a traditional academic calendar for enrollment purposes. The process is designed to provide our team with a chance to learn more about your needs, interests, goals and learning style.

  1. To begin the process, please contact our Admissions team at info@gouspa.org or fill out our inquiry form.
  2. An admissions counselor will be back in touch with you within 48 hours. The counselor will call you to learn more about your student, their sport, and your goals for enrolling in USPA.
  3. A video conference with you and your son/daughter will be scheduled. This gives us a chance to get to know your family as well as your athletic and academic goals. Students are asked to complete the online application and any additional forms or testing that are necessary for proper course and grade-level placement.
  4. After reviewing the application file, a US Performance Academy admissions officer will notify the family with an admissions decision.
  5. Students who enroll at USPA are request to make a tuition payment on receipt of their contract and tuition invoice.
  6. Each student is assigned a personal learning coach who will contact the family and setup learning meetings and offer to answer any questions.
  7. Most students chose to begin their coursework within a week of acceptance into our program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do USPA courses meet the California A-G requirements? 2017-02-24T00:23:43+00:00
The University of California Office of the President has granted A-G approval for 34 of our Edgenuity online courses.
The A-G requirement, also known as the “Subject Requirement” is a series of 15 college-preparatory courses drawn from the subjects of history/social science, English, math, lab science, a language other than English, the visual and performing arts and the college-preparatory electives that students must complete in order to enroll as freshmen in the University of California (UC). Courses receiving A-G approval include:Five English language arts classes;
Two science courses, biology and chemistry;
Eight math courses;
Three social studies courses;
Five high school Spanish and French language classes;
Four general elective courses such as economics and geography; and
Seven advanced placement courses.

More information on UC’s A-G subject requirements.

Can a student complete the academic year a their prior school in May or June and then join USPA at a later point in your schedule? 2017-02-24T00:22:29+00:00
Yes!  In fact, this is a great way for student athletes who may be beginning a new training regimen or development program in September and want to get a head start on their studies.  It is a great way for students to make the transition to the USPA program during a time when they are in-between training, or in a slower period of their training calendar.  Remember, for those families who travel during the summer for vacations your child can continue working with their computer and a wifi signal if they so choose, but it isn’t required.  At USPA, family comes first and we believe it’s important for adolescents to have downtime throughout the year.
If my son or daughter ends their prior year of school at the halfway point, how do I ensure their preparedness for subjects in which concepts cumulatively build upon each other, as they do in Math? 2017-02-24T00:19:54+00:00

Our academic leadership team works hand in hand with learning coaches throughout the admissions process to make every effort to place an incoming student at the appropriate level across all subjects.  These are ongoing discussions throughout orientation and as the student begins his/her courses.

What are your academic graduation requirements? 2017-02-24T00:17:07+00:00

Students are required to complete 20 academic credits to graduate from USPA.

Do you offer AP classes? 2017-02-24T00:16:10+00:00

Yes, please refer to our course catalog.

How are PE credits issued? 2017-02-23T14:44:56+00:00

USPA students who require a Physical Education credit for college admission can earn one credit per year on their transcripts upon receiving a letter from their coach indicating that they participating in regular training for a minimum of 6 months of a calendar year.
Physical Education credits (up to one per year) earned at another institution can also listed on your USPA transcript.

In both scenarios, Physical Education credits are not included in the calculation of your GPA, nor do they count toward meeting the minimum 20 course graduation requirement. All Physical Education credits are listed as Pass or Fail.

Do you offer electives? 2017-02-23T14:33:14+00:00

Yes, we strongly believe that you shouldn’t be limited in exploring your interests as a student because you are a high performing athlete.  Students are encouraged to explore our extensive elective offerings in our course catalogs.

Does USPA adhere to a typical academic calendar? 2017-02-23T14:32:29+00:00
No, we recognize that our student needs vary depending on training schedules and intensity over the course of the year.  Therefore, we remain “open” 365 days a year.  For our athletes and their families this allows the ultimate level of flexibility to successfully integrate their training calendar into their academic calendar.For example, a winter athlete may train from November through March, and then begins his/her school year April 1 and finishes up with courses in December as they begin training on a more intense schedule.  However, we may have another athlete who works throughout their training, and designs a set of personal goals that gives them up to 12 months to finish their classes versus a compressed 7 or 8 month schedule.  At USPA, we emphasize mastery over seat time.

How often will a learning coach meet with my son or daughter? 2017-02-23T14:31:42+00:00

The schedule is developed by the student athletes and their learning coach during student orientation.  We consider training schedules, academic strategies, and overall personal goals for each of our students.  The typical schedule is three times per week and times vary between 15 minutes to over an hour depending on subject matter being discussed.

I am nervous about moving from a traditional school environment to a digital one. How does USPA address that with new students? 2017-02-23T14:30:22+00:00

This starts during the enrollment process when our new student athletes meet their learning coach for the first time.  In those initial orientation meetings, there are multiple discussions about learning styles and organization all developed to allow our students to become self directed learners within the USPA community.  We believe that it’s a continual process of relationship building and support.  We also offer a Online Learning and Digital Citizenship elective for those who are interested.

What happens if my child needs help during a lesson? 2017-02-23T14:29:03+00:00

USPA uses 3 different support features in the learning environment.  One feature is on-demand tutoring where any student can push a button on the screen, choose the subject, and enter into a live chat and interactive whiteboard session with a tutor.

Do learning coaches teach as well? 2017-02-23T03:18:00+00:00

Yes, they focus on teaching each of their students specific skills around organization, routines, and managing their own learning.  It all begins during orientation with a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) discussion and then each week our learning coaches develop plans to integrate different learning opportunities for each of their students.

What does a typical school day look like? 2017-02-23T03:16:59+00:00

USPA Learning Coaches begin working with their students during orientation to identify the optimal time to complete their school work, what is their typical training schedule, and what type of physical environment do they learn best in.  Then, working with each family, we suggest a time of study that integrates each of those elements.  We recommend at least 4-5 hours of study per day but due to the nature of our student’s activity understand that this may increase or decrease on any given day. In addition to school work, each student has academic meetings with their learning coach throughout the year to discuss academic progress, training schedules, and study skills.

Do you offer college counseling? 2017-02-23T03:16:17+00:00

Yes. USPA offers a full college & career counseling program. We continue to build relationships with various college coaches and admission offices throughout the United States. We are privileged to have the MIT head sailing coach as a member of our founding advisory council.

How many students in each class? 2017-02-23T02:52:10+00:00

One. We don’t lump students together because their academic needs are similar. We absolutely mean it when we tell families that each student’s experience is individualized and the academic calendar can be customized to meet the athletic demands for each student. Just because the student has an individualized schedule, does not mean they work alone. Our students are required to collaborate with other USPA students.

How is USPA different from other online schools? 2017-02-23T02:42:26+00:00

USPA integrates and leverages our students’ passion for athletics into the learning environment.  Our elective topics incorporate our students’ passions outside the classroom. Students also collaborate with other USPA student-athletes throughout the country on challenge based learning projects that incorporate relevant learning experiences in the learning process and require our students to apply what they are learning in their classroom to solve critical issues.

Each student is assigned a USPA Learning Coach who handles all of our student and family needs and plays an integral part of each USPA student’s success. Each student has the ability to customize their own learning schedule and to spread each academic year over 12 months. This allows them to take advantage of different offerings in the classroom and athletic opportunities to truly individualize their learning experience.

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“With USPA I have a very flexible schedule, so I get to train at any given time.”

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“I don’t think my daughter can “fall through the cracks” in this school.”

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