USPA and Rome-based institute join forces to provide elite student-athletes rigorous, flexible schooling option

Elkins, N.H. – US Performance Academy (USPA), the fully accredited, NCAA-approved online school for high performing student-athletes in grades 6 through 12, announces an exciting new partnership with Rome City Institute, a premier sports and education institute in Rome for students ages 14 to 25. As the official education partner to Rome City Institute, USPA will make it possible for student-athletes from around the world to study, train and compete at the highest level while living in the heart of Rome. 

“This partnership with US Performance Academy will benefit many student-athletes across the world,” said Gianluca Bottoni, Director of Rome City Institute. “Both Rome City Institute and USPA strongly believe that education and sports play an important role in the growth of young people, and it is our duty to make sure that they have the right tools to succeed both academically and athletically. By joining forces, we offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play sports in Italy  while going to school.”  

Blending rigorous, comprehensive, and technologically advanced curriculum with guidance from an individual learning coach, USPA supports the student-athlete’s unique schedule, creates a pathway towards their personal, professional, and athletic goals, and leverages the latest technology for an on-the-go environment. Many of the school’s faculty members and learning coaches are former elite-level athletes who competed on the international stage and understand the challenges of balancing sports commitments with education expectations. 

“At USPA, our team of learning coaches and teachers understand firsthand the demands on high performing student-athletes because they have been in their shoes,” said Pete Smith, Founder and President of USPA. “We customize learning platforms that go where the athletes go, and what better place than Rome! We are very excited to partner with Rome City Institute and look forward to welcoming new students to our USPA family.”USPA will offer Rome City’s highly motivated student-athletes a rigorous, yet supportive education experience and the flexibility to train, travel, and compete around the world. All students work with an individual learning coach who helps them stay connected and on-track with their schooling. Whether a student aspires to compete in the Olympics, professionally, or at the collegiate level, USPA helps them achieve their athletic goals without missing a beat in school.

To learn more about the USPA-Rome City Institute education partnership, please visit: www.gouspa-2829907.hs-sites.com/romecity.

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