US Performance Academy Announces Academic Partnership 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 […]


By Edith Morgan, Former Olympic Ski Racer, Ski Racing Magazine 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 […]


By Julie Glusker: Director of School 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 […]

The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY: by Julie Glusker, Director of School

What to Know About Advanced Placement! Many roads lead to college, but for US Performance Academy student athletes, the road is paved with perseverance and performance in sport and school. The road is also paved with a strong plan of study, and our USPA Student Success Coordinator and Learning Coach team advise students and families […]

HUMAN CONNECTION AT AN ONLINE SCHOOL by Liam Lavery, Director of Operations

“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 […]

Reimagine Online Learning

An Effective, Multi-tiered Support System for Student-Athletes What’s your impression of online learning? Is it… Hours of video calls A student alone in a room with a computer  Students emailing teachers with questions Poor technology Lack of community and support Now reimagine online learning. Picture a student who has a single point of contact they […]

Inside the Heart of a Student-Athlete

Athletes living all over the world attend US Performance Academy. They speak a variety of languages, compete in a wide range of sports, and all have unique backgrounds, situations, and reasons for attending USPA. Through all of these differences, successful USPA student-athletes have several traits in common.  Drive. All successful student-athletes at USPA are driven. […]

Is Online School Right for My Child?

In today’s digital world, more families are exploring online education opportunities for their children, and online schools are becoming popular. An online school can be a great alternative to a traditional school setting for many students, but is it the right choice for your middle school or high school student?  The following is a list […]

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Online School

Making the decision to leave a traditional learning environment for an online school can seem daunting. Although an online learning environment offers students many advantages, families can feel overwhelmed choosing an online school that works for them. Here are questions every family should ask when considering an online school: Is the School Accredited?  When a […]

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