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
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
Human Connection at an Online School
“Good Morning, Mr. Lavery,” the students chant in chorus as I enter the classroom, elongating the phrase into a song in the way that children do. Crisp shirt, tight tie, and stiff shoes, I lay a stack of files on the oversized desk and take my place. A student calls out a question from one
Dorothy Greenshields Thrives in USPA’s GOAL Program
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,
USPA Alumni Spotlight
Ian MacDiarmid ‘18 Top Ranked US Olympic Sailing Class Crew in the World. Ian MacDiarmid (USPA Class of 2018) and his driver Andrew Mollerus are now the top World Sailing ranked US Sailing Team boat in any Olympic Class for the second month in a row. 4th in the World Sailing Ranking System! “For the
USPA Partners with USASA
Innovative online school and USASA join forces to provide elite freeskiers and riders a quality, flexible schooling option Elkins, N.H. – US Performance Academy (USPA), the only fully accredited, NCAA-approved online school for high performing student-athletes in grades 6 through 12, announces an exciting new partnership with the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA).
USPA Student, Maya Gaudin is Augusta Bound!
Congratulations to our Student Athlete, Maya Gaudin won first place (Girls 12-13 years old division) in the Northeast Regional Finals of the Drive Chip & Putt Tournament! Maya now advances and will represent the Northeast Region at the DCP National Finals, which is played at the infamous Augusta Golf Club, during the week of the
USPA Learning Coaches: The Intersection between School and Sport
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,
Just What Is the USPA Difference?
Human Connection in an online school: “We are fostering Critical Thinkers, providing Real-World Experience and teaching 21st-Century Skills”