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Pinnacle Academy:

The Pinnacle Academy college prep post-graduate program is not a repeat of a senior year in high school. Pinnacle Academy is a college prep post grad developmental program that has been put into place to instill structure into a young students’ daily college routine, improve grades and test scores while providing an extra year of athletic development.

 

Students enrolled at Pinnacle Academy not only are given the opportunity to increase their academic standpoint but athletically students are eligible to compete against NCAA junior varsity teams, D3, Junior College, NAIA and other prep school programs. Thus, this allows the student to gain maximum exposure to major college programs to recruit students enrolled at Pinnacle Academy.

 

Pinnacle Academy is an organization geared towards providing exceptional academic and athletic support for all student athletes, male and female, who desire to further their education while participating in sports activities in search of college scholarships.

What is Post Grad?

The Pinnacle Academy Post Grad program is an academic support program that assists young student athletes in need of additional tutorial support. These prospective students have graduated from High School but lack the qualifications needed to obtain a Division I or overall athletic scholarship. Pinnacle Post Grad program is not a repeat of a senior year in high school, but more of a transitional program that works to instill structure into a young students’ routine, to improve grades and test scores while providing an extra year of athletic development.

Pinnacle allows students the opportunity to become more physically, mentally and academically prepared for college without losing any of their 4 years of college eligibility. Students are given the opportunity to polish their skills while increasing their marketing ability which provides a second chance to be seen by colleges and coaches around the country.

The Value of Post Grad:

Students enrolled at Pinnacle Academy not only are given the opportunity to increase their academic position but athletically students are eligible to compete against NCAA junior varsity teams, Prep Schools and other College Programs.  This allows maximum exposure to major college programs to recruit students enrolled at Pinnacle Academy. Colleges throughout the country fully recognize the value of students who have attended a post grad program because of the level of maturity that athlete’s obtain.

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Pinnacle Academy Program Benefits

  • Preserve college eligibility

  • Gain valuable college exposure

  • Play college game schedule

  • Develop as a player mentally & physically

  • Mature into a young adult

  • Train for success

  • Capitalize on a second chance opportunity

  • Develop SAT/ACT Test Prep Skills

  • Earn NCAA approved transferable college credits

How Will Taking a Post-Graduate Year Affect My NCAA Eligibility?

The NCAA allows athletes in all sports, except for tennis and hockey, a one year grace-period after they graduate high school. After the one-year period the NCAA can start taking away years of eligibility. The NCAA grants you five years in which you can compete during four of them. The fifth year, called a red-shirt year, allows athletes to take a season off for many different reasons, but still allows them to play for four full years. If you are planning on not attending college the year directly after you graduate high school, a post-graduate year is a great choice. It won’t affect your eligibility, and you can still compete at a high level while continuing to take classes and build your academic profile. It can be difficult to get recruited to play in college if you take a year off from serious athletic competition; you can buy yourself some extra time by choosing the Pinnacle Academy post graduate route.

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Academic Requirements:

 

COLLEGE PREPARATORY

  • Recent High School grads seeking, passing ACT/ SAT test scores, High School Core course replacements, and/ or college credits.

  • High School grads that have been out 1 year or less and not attended college at any time.

  • Potential Student-Athletes with 2.0 or Greater CORE GPA upon completion of high school.

 

HIGH SCHOOL/GED

  • Potential Student-Athletes who have not fulfilled high school diploma obligations for graduation.

  • Potential Student-Athletes with less than 2.0 CORE GPA.

  • Potential Student-Athletes that have not been able to pass high school graduation exams.

 

POST-GRADUATE

  • Potential Student-Athletes who have need 24 transferable college credits in order to become eligible for participation in college athletics.

  • Potential Athletes with less than 2.0 CORE GPA.

  • Transferring College Students with 1 year or less in College Credits.

 

Post Graduate and Prep Student-Athletes are able to take up to 9 college credits at a preferred accredited two year college and not lose eligibility. If you are a potential athlete and fall into either of the last two above categories, you must be enrolled in an accredited high school program.

Pinnacle Academy student-athletes utilize a regionally accredited online high school for high school courses and CORE course replacements.  This high school is NCAA recognized as an accepted program.  Classes are done online, but in an in-class structure with a facilitator and evening review and tutorial services are provided 5 days a week.

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