SALA Academics

Scholar Athletes Leadership Academy (SALA) offers a flexible, collaborative educational environment for all students in grades 4 to 12. Our unique blend of academics, athletics, and leadership development prepares our students for higher education and their careers. Learn more about how SALA serves scholar athletes at our private school campuses.

Our Educational Philosophy And Approach

At SALA, we believe that children should become self-directed learners who take ownership over their education and future goals. We offer a curriculum that is responsive and individualized. Our smaller school campuses and 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio encourages voice and choice. 


SALA’s Graduation Path

Our academic model combines traditional classroom instruction with self-paced online options. In-person instruction consists of small group lessons, project-based collaborative units of study, and individual tutoring. This offers comprehensive modules in subjects such as:

  • Language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Fine arts
  • Business & Entrapreuneurship 
  • Foreign Languages

Middle and high school elective courses are also offered, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) credit courses.

In addition to a rigorous core academic curriculum, our scholar athletes choose eight-week elective courses on a range of topics. These units of inquiry include topics such as robotics, financial literacy, podcast communication, sports management, justice and equity, and leadership.

College Readiness and Postgraduate Studies

SALA proudly maintains a 100% graduation rate and 100% four-year college acceptance rate. We are committed to preparing young people for their next steps, whether that means attending college, enrolling in career training, or taking a gap year. SALA’s curriculum helps our scholar athletes meet all of the requirements for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility (NCAA). For SALA graduates who are interested in taking a gap year before entering college or their career, we offer a post-graduate program in sports and leadership studies. 

Academic Calendar and Admissions Information

SALA’s school calendar follows a traditional school year cycle, from September to June. Admissions are on a rolling basis throughout the year. If individualized attention and a flexible learning environment are what your scholar athlete needs to succeed in school, consider SALA. Our approach to academic and athletic development creates a supportive environment for scholar athletes to succeed. To learn more about our school or to schedule an on-campus tour, please contact us today: