Many students who participate in competitive sports struggle to find a balance between athletics and academics, and there are nearly half a million NCAA student athletes who compete in 24 different sports every year. After undergoing an extensive evaluation, Edgenuity is proud to offer curriculum and an instructional model that have been approved by the NCAA for online instruction for student athletes. Schools and districts can enroll student athletes in Edgenuity’s NCAA-approved online learning courses to ensure they are prepared to enter college with a rigorous online academic experience that fits into their flexible schedule.
“For us, it’s really, really important to have a group of kids that mix well and understand the value in our network of athletes as well as the importance of doing well in school, and not to have a group that feels that school and sport are separate, but instead integrated. Because I think both of them provide our kids with a really unique level and opportunity to learn.”
Districts and schools can enroll student athletes in NCAA-approved online learning courses through Edgenuity Instructional Services, which provides standards-aligned online courses taught by Edgenuity’s highly qualified, state-certified virtual instructors. Our instructors provide written feedback on student work, reteach concepts when students are struggling, and communicate regularly with school staff and parents.
Through Edgenuity Instructional Services, student athletes receive a rigorous, college-preparatory learning experience, on-demand tutoring, and an interactive teacher-student component.
Districts and schools wishing to offer NCAA-approved online learning courses using Edgenuity’s curriculum—but not Edgenuity Instructional Services—must contact the NCAA to submit documentation that describes how your implementation model meets NCAA requirements.
If using Edgenuity’s approved initial-credit courses in their entirety (with no customizations), you will not need to submit Edgenuity’s curriculum since this is already NCAA-approved. Simply indicate that your district is using Edgenuity’s approved core courses and attach a copy of your Edgenuity contract. Learn more in our best practices.
Read our best practices for successfully implementing online courses that meet NCAA requirements
Many student athletes struggle to find the perfect balance between sports and academics. When schools like the United States Performance Academy (USPA) in Exeter, New Hampshire offer flexible learning solutions for student athletes, they’re able to challenge those students academically in a way that fits their busy schedules.
With students all over the country, USPA is designed for high-performance athletes in middle and high school who need challenging curriculum, flexibility, and support for their unique schedules.
See how the USPA model provides flexible learning solutions, and how they use NCAA-approved online learning courses to help student athletes get the most out of their education while also competing in sports such as ice hockey and figure skating.
“With regards to the curriculum, I think it’s more rigorous than what [my son] was learning in public school. And the reason being is, Edgenuity covers more material. And what I like about Edgenuity is that [he] can progress at his own pace. He seems to be able to kind of immerse himself, he gets dialed in, and he’s finding more success that way.””
By using Edgenuity’s NCAA-approved online learning courses, USPA students have access to multiple layers of support—in the form of interactive tools, built-in scaffolds, and faculty advocates.
USPA students regularly interact with Edgenuity’s virtual instructors, and have access to Edgenuity’s on-demand tutoring service. Students also work with USPA’s Academic Coaches to develop healthy learning strategies, including notetaking and time-management skills. And Edgenuity’s real-time data helps USPA faculty members understand how their students are progressing.