SLAM! Academies are tuition-free public college preparatory charter schools serving students who seek careers in the Sports Leadership and Management industries.
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First sports themed national public charter school
SLAM is a non profit educational network of public college-preparatory charter schools serving students throughout the nation
Our mission is to provide an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment that will motivate all students to be the best they can be in and out of the classroom and prepare them for future success.
SLAM Academies will engage all students in: Sports infused lessons that develop Lifelong learners who persistently pursue Academic and personal excellence and are Motivated to become future world changers.
The Educational Model – SLAM integrates national Common Core Standards and sports-related themes into a core curriculum of Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, SLAM prepares students for careers in Sports Medicine, Business, Marketing, Health, and Communications through electives coursework in the following career academies:
– Sports Medicine
– Digital Television & Sports Media Production
– Sports Marketing, Entertainment, & Management
SLAM provides students with unique access to career mentors, athletes as role models, and executive internships through educational partnerships with local and national sports franchises. By fostering these and other long-term relationships, students at SLAM benefit from real world learning experiences within all facets of the sports industry.
In 2017, 96 percent of SLAM graduates matriculated to a college or university. SLAM also achieved a 97% College and Career Acceleration Rate making it one of the highest ranking high schools in Florida for this component of the State’s Accountability System.
SLAM defines “sports” as a pathway for students to engage in positive competition in and out of the classroom allowing them to experience dealing with success, challenges and teamwork.