SALA's Universal Design for Learning

Our meaningful and challenging pedagogical approach provides our scholar athletes with rich and varied ways to 

ENGAGE, REPRESENT and EXPRESS themselves while in school.

Scholar Athletes Leadership Academy


Multiple access points to curriculum and instruction with increased voice, choice, agency & relevance

Scholar Athletes Leadership Academy


Content that is customized, flexible & collapsible, fortified by small-group and goal directed one-to-one instruction 

Scholar Athletes Leadership Academy


Evidence of content mastery is multi-faceted: providing individualized pacing, diverse learning artifacts, and assistive technology

Scholar Athletes Leadership Academy (SALA) is a dynamic private educational institution that inspires, educates and empowers scholar-athletes to strive for excellence in their academic, leadership and athletic pursuits. SALA’s nationally accredited school district welcomes both male and female scholar-athletes in the middle and high school grades (4th-12th grade).

SALA’s educational ethos is one of self-directed learning, affording scholar athletes the opportunity to work at their own pace while enjoying high-level training sessions twice a day to accelerate development. SALA’s blended program of study infuses and balances traditional teacher-led delivery with access to contemporary online educational platforms, resulting in a personalized work-flow that speeds up or slows down according to academic attainment.

SALA delivers bespoke in-house units of inquiry through an innovation playlist containing popular courses such as Business & Entrepreneurship, Sports Management, SALA Robotics, Public Speaking, SALA Saves Financial Literacy, Debate & Rhetoric, SALA Speaks Podcast Communications, SALA Sciences and Justice & Equity.

SALA’s responsive curricula allows scholar athletes to customize the pacing and delivery of content according to their own unique learning style and instructional needs. The precision, purpose and developmental acceleration that this provides for aspiring athletes uniquely prepares them for a best-fit college or professional career. Our leadership academy is club-neutral, encouraging all scholar athletes to continue representing their clubs with pride. Our current scholar-athletes love the outlet and benefits of attending a fully-accredited, innovative school for talented young people who are seeking more than a traditional educational pathway.

SALA, is independently accredited by the highest authorities at the state, regional, national, and international level. SALA is fully accredited and recognized by Cognia (formerly AdvancED) as a school system that exceeds their high standards of school and district quality. SALA is also a SEVIS approved school, authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

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