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  1. Do you have a phone number so I can reach you. Thanks professor of education, founder of the mfta & serving autism, masters of science in physical education/athletic administration, bachelors of science in physical education

  2. I understand that online schooling allows the young athletes to practice their sport at a greater level but I would want to make sure the quality of the education is equivalent to traditional education standards. I think it is a good thing that these programs are being evaluated. I know two tennis players that took this route in balancing tennis and education. One young man was in the Everett tennis academy and doing his studies online. He quit after the first year stating that the level of education he was recieving was far inferior to what he had gotten in the traditional school. He was very disappointed that his education was suffering since it was his academics that would be the ticket to his future once college tennis was over. Another young man studied online while he played tennis at a local academy... this young man did not put in the time or effort into his education and his parents contributed to a great deal of his online studies. In the end he was left with a poor education and his tennis wasn't enough to get him into college (especially with a less than adequate SAT and ACT score). Please be careful in what the proirities are. I hesitate to see young people put their tennis ahead of thier education. Very few will make it to be a pro and a good education with a balanced resume is the ticket to finding yourself a place on a college tennis team. Don't underestimate what having a "rounded" resume means to a college coach. They can't afford to recruit a player who can't keep up with their studies and school at the same time.

  3. Folks, despite the spin-doctoring above by K12, this is a big deal for student-athletes as they try to work with coaches to get recruited. The NCAA clearance process is already quite rule-laden from a student and a coach perspective. When you add in course audits by the NCAA on an individual student, that is bound to scare off a coach or two.

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