ABA Academy

An upper elementary to middle school academy for student-athletes

Statement of Philosophy

An upper elementary to middle school academy for student-athletes focused on mastery on and off the court. ABA Academy was started by Above & Beyond Athletics, a non-profit entity, that levels the educational playing field by providing an elite college preparatory enrichment to student-athletes from all economic backgrounds.

Based out of Southern California, ABA Academy offers committed student-athletes top-level exclusive athletic training, academic support and life skills training. ABA Academy ensures that each student- athlete can achieve their athletic goals without sacrificing their academic integrity and mastery in the classroom. ABA Academy ensures that each student-athlete is armed with the knowledge and skill sets to be college, career, and life ready.

We intend for an ABA Academy to:

1. Guide students to maximize their creativity.

2. Provide a learning environment that instills and demands discipline.

3. Promote the power of kindness.

4. Increase the capacity of critical-thinking in each student-athlete.

5. Drive passion and create purpose.

6. Develop grit.

ABA Academy Design

ABA Academy ensures that each student-athlete is armed with the knowledge and skill sets to be college, career, and life ready.

Hybrid Learning

Each student-athlete has the autonomy to learn in a way that best suits them through online and in-person support.

A. Courses meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials and resources.

B. We utilize in-class Student-Athlete Tutors to support the student-athletes within their multiple subjects.

Personalized Approach/Mastery

ABA Academy utilizes a personalized approach for academics and athletics to get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student-athlete so they can have the best opportunity to excel.

Parent/Guardian Support

We require each parent/guardian to take an active role in their student-athlete’s development. Parents can be closely involved in their student-athlete’s ongoing development by testing, conferences, progress-reports and their student-athlete’s success folder. Parents will see real progress every day and work with our dedicated athletic coaches and student-athlete tutors to keep their students on track.

Year Round Professional Skill and Performance Development

Our sport-specific training is led by our Basketball Development and Performance Coaches. Our distinguished team of coaches utilizes a curriculum that develops youth players into professionals through our progressive training program. Student-athletes within our school will have an ongoing testing curriculum to ensure proper progression. We utilize innovation, advanced training methods, forward thinking, and schemes that guarantee athletic advancements and healthy athletes. ABA student- athletes will be prepared for elite level of competition.

Social Component/Mentorship

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students have the opportunity to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. We also schedule gatherings, activities, and field trips that are academic and athletic based.

ABA student-athletes will have the opportunity to develop a mentor/mentee relationship with our business-athlete ambassadors and mentors.

Wellness Hexagon

The Wellness Hexagon is our life skills and leadership program that will educate the student-athletes on the 6 core components of whole health: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social, Occupational and Mindfulness. Each core component has its own course taught in the classroom. The goal of the Wellness Hexagon is that at the end of the course each student-athlete is equipped with enough information to make educated and rational decisions in regards to all aspects of their health. Student-athletes will also develop key skill sets and practices that will promote good health across all areas of life.

Admissions Information:

You have learned about ABA Academy’s unique academic, athletic and social program, you are now ready to learn about our requirements and process.

Prospective Student-Athlete Interest Form

The first step for all prospective student-athletes is to complete an Interest Form. We will contact you once we have reviewed your information to conduct an academic and athletic review. Although we will continue to accept Interest Forms throughout the year, shadow days and interviews will be very limited.

Academic Review Process

ABA Academy provides a rigorous academic/athletic program. It is recommended that student-athletes interested in applying maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA. You are required to send an unofficial transcript from your last educational institution for review.

Athletic Review Process

We require each student-athlete to send a 60sec. video clip from in game competition and/or individual workout. We will also accept YouTube links or Mixtapes.

Shadow Day

Once you have completed the interest form, academic and athletic review, we will schedule an official Shadow Day. Prospective student-athletes and parents are required to learn more about ABA Academy by attending one of our Shadow Days. Shadow Days are typically scheduled on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Family Interview

Upon completion of your Shadow Day, we will schedule an interview with each family to discuss goals, vision and program details.

Admission Decision

All prospective student-athletes will be notified via email of admission acceptance.

Tuition: $700 (5 days a week); $615 (3 days a week)