Benefits of Online High School or Homeschooling for Student Athletes

By September 13, 2019 September 16th, 2019 Homeschooling, Online School

Sports and online school or homeschool might as strange a combo as a grilled apple cheese sandwich.

And yet somehow, that sandwich is actually a great combo.

There are a few online schools that offer special programs for student athletes. And it just so happens that Elite is one of those online and homeschools.

In many ways, online school is actually a better option for many competitive student athletes.

How Can a Student Play Sports and Attend School Online?

When your child participates in a time-demanding extracurricular activity of any type, that’s where online school has greater benefits.

Club sports, traveling teams, competitive leagues, they are all extremely time demanding. Depending on how competitive, your child probably spends several additional hours practicing daily. When on top of all that, they’re expected to be in a school building for seven hours a day, balancing life can be overwhelming.

Online high school allows students to work around their schedule. Your child could wake up extra early to exercise, do coursework, go to team practice and come back to study. Or they could wake up early and do schoolwork then spend the rest of your day in practice. Either way, online school works with your schedule.

For the College-Bound Athlete

Online and homeschool are in no way a hindrance to becoming a college athlete. You will need to make sure the school is NCAA approved. That is the only way you can be guaranteed to earn a college athletic scholarship.

Elite offers online and homeschool that’s pending NCAA approval. Come this fall, students will be able to attend high school and earn a college athletic scholarship.

About Elite's Athletic Academy

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The Elite Athletic Academy (EAA) offers homeschool, virtual and blended students a truly unique opportunity to customize their education while developing their athletic abilities.

In partnership with the nationally acclaimed Stars and Stripes program, this model provides student athletes of all levels the unique opportunity to benchmark, individualize and elevate their athletic development.

Most programs start up this Fall 2018, but there are a number of athletic summer programs occurring throughout Southern California as well! Check them out here.

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