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US Performance Academy Announces Education Partnership with Sports Academy

Innovative online school and elite youth training program join forces to provide elite student-athletes rigorous, flexible schooling option Elkins, N.H. – US Performance Academy (USPA), the only fully accredited, NCAA-approved online school for committed student-athletes in grades 6 through 12, announces an exciting new partnership with Sports Academy, one of the nation’s premier sports training

USPA Launches Postgraduate Program 

Enhancing  College-Bound Success  US Performance Academy (USPA), is pleased to announce The PG@USPA postgraduate program.  Offering a flexible online education for recent high school graduates, PG@USPA is designed to enhance elite student-athletes’ academic profiles, allow them to earn college credit without impacting NCAA eligibility, as well as improve study skills and executive functioning performance. Elite

USPA announces partnership with NAHL

NAHL, NA3HL, NAPHL to offer Student Athletes Top-Tier, Flexible Education ELKINS, NH – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce that the US Performance Academy (USPA) has been named the Official Online Academic Partner of the NAHL, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), and North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). This

Olympian, Tricia Byrnes Joins USPA

Snowboard Icon becomes Family Advisor for Olympic Sports at USPA. When the families of USASA athletes and other Winter Olympic hopefuls want advice on how to manage high-level academics while pursuing elite levels of sport, they can turn to Olympic snowboarder Tricia Byrnes at USPA.  “We’re thrilled to have Tricia join us,” said USPA Chief

At USPA, Flexibility is Strength, Diversity is the Norm

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Pete Smith first conceived of US Performance Academy in response to this question from a frustrated parent: Why does the traditional academic model make you choose between achieving your athletic dreams and getting a good education? That was in 2013, when remote learning and quality education did not coexist in most people’s minds. Smith, an

Our Core Values in Action

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One aspect I love most about US Performance Academy is how our Core Values inform our daily lives, in sport, school and social arenas, day in and day out. We are guided collectively and individually by our strong principles of Accountability, Excellence, Flexibility, and Human Connection. We are grateful for our faculty and learning coach

Dorothy Greenshields Thrives in USPA’s GOAL Program

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At US Performance Academy we recognize that highly competitive student-athletes bring a myriad of learning styles to the educational process. Our GOAL program was made for student athletes that learn differently. GOAL’s mission is to embrace the ever-evolving learning profiles found among middle and high school students. Whether a student has a specific learning disability,

Why Whole Student Development Matters for the College Process

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College applications can be a high-pressure time for student athletes and their families,but they can also be a time of meaningful self-reflection and growth. Throughout thecollege process, it is always important for students to remember that their worth goesfar beyond grades and test scores. This is where and when whole student developmentcomes into play. A

USPA Learning Coaches: The Intersection between School and Sport

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Excelling athletically and academically requires dedication, organization, and tenacity, and sport and school are both excellent environments where student athletes practice and hone these traits. Athletes frequently encounter challenges, including training, competition, logistics, weather, equipment, terrain, injury, finances, adversity, failure, loss, and (yes) even success. Athletes must learn to listen, attempt, adjust, try again, fail,