ERIC Number: ED376384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
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The Implementation of an Academic Advising Program To Prepare the High School Student Athlete for College.
This program was developed and implemented to help prepare the members of a high school football team for the academic expectations of college admission. The program had three goals: (1) to insure that student athletes took proper college preparatory classes during high school; (2) to provide evaluation and tutoring for the students; and (3) to insure that student athletes were prepared for the SAT. First, an appropriate academic program for each member of the team was created, through a series of small group and one-on-one meetings between the student athletes and the school counselor, with NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) admissions criteria used as the foundation. Second, an early morning study hall was implemented for all athletes with a grade point average below 2.5, with a teacher and students present to provide tutoring with the goal of raising the average GPA to 2.5; the goal was surpassed with a team average GPA of 2.8. Third, junior and senior athletes attended a 9-week SAT preparatory class. Fourth, the students' academic progress was monitored each week through the use of forms completed by their teachers. Only one player was lost to inadequate grades at the end of the first marking period. Teachers reported that the student athletes as a group improved their academic and social skills during the 9-week implementation. In summary, the program's major objectives were met with dramatic improvement in the area of academic achievement. Includes 5 appendixes providing information and sample forms on NCAA requirements, individual transcript evaluation, weekly progress report, and student athlete contract. Contains 21 references. (CC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Master's Practicum, Nova Southeastern University. Appendix B contains broken print and will not reproduce well.