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The Academy

The Academy at Seacrest Country Day School offers scholar-athletes the opportunity to combine top-level training and top-tier academic programs.

The Academy provides a unique way for high school athletes to fulfill graduation requirements, prepare for standardized testing and work with professional college counselors. All students are graduated from Seacrest fully prepared for college and for the next level of athletic endeavor.

Guided by the Academy Coordinator, students attend Seacrest Upper School classes with their classmates each academic day until noon. They are then dismissed to attend training or practices with outside coaches. Academy athletes have the benefit of actively participating in a school community while training in their chosen sport at the highest level. The full array of school activities are available to them as time and energy permits. Athletes no longer need to sacrifice outstanding preparation for college or a true “high school experience” in order to pursue their athletic ambitions.

The Academy Coordinator will help students to manage their academic schedules and homework and their athletic commitments successfully. In collaboration with Seacrest’s highly regarded college counseling office, the Coordinator also helps prepare students for the rigors and stresses of college athletic recruiting. The Coordinator is most often the first line of communication for the parents of students in the Academy

Highly competitive athletes who participate in individual sports (such as swimming, golf, tennis, etc.) are eligible for The Academy.

The Academy: FAQs

Who is Eligible?

Applicants in grades 9-11 for the 2017-18 school year must demonstrate a demanding training and coaching schedule and must compete or must be preparing to compete beyond the interscholastic level. Please contact Ryan Jobe (rjobe@seacrest.org) to determine if your student may be a candidate for The Academy.

Are Academy courses recognized by NCAA requirements?

All Academy courses have been approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

When does the Summer 2017 session begin?

The summer session lasts for six weeks beginning mid-June. Enrollment is limited. Applications will be accepted dependent upon availibility.

How will Academy graduates fulfill graduation requirements?

Academy students take one “blended” class, a classroom component combined with online resources, each summer. This yearly course allows students to complete graduation requirements on time with their peers. The “blended” class is a Seacrest course taught by a Seacrest faculty member with Seacrest materials, not a purchased, third-party online course. Each course features one face-to-face meeting with the teacher at the beginning. The remainder of the class time is completed via weekly Skype class meetings and e-mail exchange.