All Kinds of News for November 06, 2019
In October, Shortridge Academy became an NCAA approved high school. NCAA approval allows student athletes to pursue their aspirations of college athletics through NCAA eligible credit. To play college sports, each student athlete is required to pass 16 core courses from an NCAA approved high school. Unfortunately, many students hoping to play collegiate athletics enroll, only to learn that they are ineligible due to unapproved credits on their transcript.
While proud to be a therapeutic boarding school, Shortridge Academy has always emphasized its identity as a school with strong academics, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Shortridge students are intelligent, talented, and most are college bound. In its 17-year history, many students have gone on to play collegiate sports, prompting school leadership to identify the benefit of NCAA school approval. Mik Oyler, COO explains “We are proud to have been approved by the NCAA for the benefit of current and future Shortridge student athletes. We know that athletics are beneficial physically and mentally to students. We also know that student athletes are not immune to mental health issues. Therefore, as a therapeutic school, we strongly believe that we should do whatever we can to support our students in their athletic and academic endeavors.”
If you would like more information about Shortridge Academy academics, please contact Academic Director Anne Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortridge Academy is a private co-ed Therapeutic Boarding School, founded in 2002, emphasizing challenging yet supportive college prep academics within a therapeutic community. Located in southeastern New Hampshire with close proximity to both the seacoast and the mountains, Shortridge’s setting and Positive Youth Development model provides students with an ideal environment to further develop their sense of self and strengthen family relationships in an intellectually stimulating learning environment reflective of a traditional boarding school.