K12 International Academy at ETA
The K12 International at ETA classroom is overseen and directed by Adrienne Burger, our Academic Coordinator. Adrienne is originally from Washington D.C., and resided in Oregon for 25 years before working at ETA the last 7 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography at the University of Maine and continued her education at Oregon State University with graduate work in Geographic Information Systems and Secondary Education. A USPTA certified professional, she taught tennis courses at OSU and served as faculty advisor for the Tennis Club teams. Prior to working at ETA, Adrienne taught High School English and Social Studies and coached Junior Varsity and Varsity Tennis. Along with her passion for Education, she also finds time to play and teach tennis. If you have any questions regarding K12 International, please feel free to contact Adrienne at 703-436-3085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evert Tennis Academy hosts a fully accredited, NCAA-approved, college preparatory high school on campus to meet the unique challenges of student-athletes who require anytime, anywhere learning. K12 International Academy at ETA integrates an online educational environment with a rigorous, traditional high school curriculum that meets and exceeds state and national standards. NCAA approval of K12 IA courses allows a smooth eligibility process for the potential collegiate student athlete. For more information, please visit K12 at K12 International Academy.
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More information regarding K12 International Academy is listed below.
Think of it as the virtual one-room schoolhouse of the 21st Century…
Student athletes from grades 6-12, working individually and in small groups. A 12th grader taking part in a Class Connect session in Honors British Literature. Across the room, a high school student helping a middle-schooler solve an equation, and two girls working in the conference room on a Physics acceleration lab. Meanwhile, there are a dozen students quietly working on their own courses. This is a typical school session at the K12 International Academy at ETA.
We have two populations of elite student athletes in our classroom, all enrolled in K12 courses; we share our Facility with USTA Development, who also has student-athletes earning their High School Diploma. Although they live in separate dorms, they move freely and share courts, the cafeteria, gym, and our K12 at ETA classroom. They may have vastly different goals for their tennis, but in the classroom, they are middle and high school students all studying the same courses with the same challenges of balancing rigorous training schedules, travel, and demanding course work.
A typical day for our students will have them training for 5 hours and in the classroom for 4.5-5 hours, including evening school. It is a long day with many distractions, so the time spent in “class” has to be maximized. Having an educator in the classroom to give the feel of a “home room” offers the student- athletes support similar to that in a traditional school environment. Our hybrid program combines the benefits of the rich and diverse K12 at ETA curriculum with the support, guidance, and sense of community and affiliation one feels in a conventional classroom. Instead of feeling like “home schoolers”, our students have the support of their on-site coordinator in addition to their teachers and advisors. The coordinator can step in and assist with internet and computer problems, serve as Learning Coach for middle school students, help students organize and plan their work, and create and implement pace and recovery plans. Another benefit is the ability to assist our student-athletes remotely, whether they are at a tournament in Georgia or in the main draw of the Australian Open!
The added value of our flexible program is that it blends the best of both the traditional classroom with the flexibility and mobility of the virtual one. Many of our parents are unfamiliar and skeptical of the validity, value, and effectiveness of virtual education. By providing a hybrid of the two, we can smoothly and comfortably ease our prospective parents into accepting, and ultimately embracing, our K12 International Academy experience.
|K12 International Academy at ETA|
|7:00AM-8:45AM||School in the K12 International Academy at ETA Classroom|
|9:00AM-12:15PM||Warm-Up – Conditioning/Strength Training, Drilling Technical Training|
|12:15PM-2:30PM||School in the K12 International Academy at ETA Classroom/(Lunch at ETA)|
|3:00PM-5:00PM||Match Play, Drilling-Tactical Training and Stretching, Cool Down, Mental Conditioning (Based on Assigned Group Schedule)|
|5:30PM-6:15PM||Dinner (Boarding Students)|
|7:00PM-9:00PM||Study Hall (Boarding Students)|
|10:30PM||Room Check/Lights out|