High School Development Program

P2C Athlete Prep's High School Development Program is designed to prepare student athletes in the 9th and 10th grade for the trials and tribulations they will face while in high school.  Building on the foundation of the Middle School Development Program, this program continues to focus on the development of these student athletes both mentally and physically.  

The Program:

     - 9th through 10th grade Tutoring Program

     - Rising Stars Mentorship Program

     - Nutrition (Health and Wellness) Program

          - Nutrition Counseling

     - Academic College Visits

9th through 10th Grade Tutoring Program:

Just as in the 6th through 8th Grade Tutoring Program, we believe that education is one of the most important elements of long-term success in all areas of life. P2C Athlete Prep has developed this tutoring program to offer both personal and small group assistance to students who are at academic risk.  The requirement for students who begin in the High School Development Program is to finish with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  For those students who come into the program that have not achieve this GPA requirement, we will provide access to help through our tutoring program.  

Rising Stars Mentorship Program:

Although education is the primary goal of our schools, students face other challenges that will ultimately influence their future.  Some students try to figure out how to combine athletics with their studies.  Some with fragile self-esteem align themselves with groups that experiment with risky behaviors.  Some walk-in isolation because, for whatever reason, they don't "fit in".

The role of the mentor can range from "informal career counselor" to "trusted confidante".  Experienced mentors are mature adults who students can turn to in times of confusion or stress.  They are able to help students navigate their complex educational and social experience and also prepare them for success in life.  They encourage; they listen; they advise; and they support.

The Mentorship Programs connect students with mentors who will always act in their best interest.  In addition to being a trusted friend and counselor, our mentors also interact with teachers, parents, coaches, student services, and anyone else who can play a part in the support system that will be the foundation for a student's overall success.

Nutrition (Health and Wellness) Program:

Proper nutrition is critical for both academic and athletic peak performance.  Food is fuel for the brain and the body.  It is the foundation for overall health.  The right food at the right time in the right amount can influence how students learn and athletes perform.  

We have partnered with trainers and nutrition counselors to develop a health and wellness program to help students stay healthy and learn how to "fuel" themselves throughout the day.  We will use a three-fold approach:  educate, provide, and connect.

Academic College Visits:

Douglas Christiansen, Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions for Vanderbilt University sums up the importance of a college visit prior to a student making a final choice on attending a particular college or university.  

     -- "While a student can find out basically all he/she needs to know about a campus via the Internet, until a student takes a trip to that campus, the actual experience is just theoretical. Knowing the journey involved to just arrive at a campus is critical. We have had students arrive, after driving all day, who then reconsider their opinion of our school. We have had students who have traveled around the world to arrive here, and fall in love with our campus immediately. The feel once a student arrives is very personal, and it is one all students need to have experienced before deciding which school is right for them. A campus visit allows the student to experience the trip involved to get to the school, the people who are there, and the actual learning environment on campus. Seeing the dorms and dorm rooms, tasting the food, walking the campus—all these elements are critical to understanding if a student will actually be happy once he/she is a student there."

To that end, we will provide students who normally would not have the ability to visit colleges throughout the state and surrounding states to help them make more informed college decisions.

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