NFL YET College Prep Academy
ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOLS
NFL YET College Prep Academy has recently relocated to a new campus located at 222 East Olympic Drive in Phoenix. Our new 7 -acre campus is a prepared learning environment organized into teams that correspond to the traditional junior high and high school levels of seventh through eighth and ninth through twelfth grades. These teams will utilize the data results from these test years to place students into correct cohorts, so teachers can create an Individual Learning Plan for each student, and adjust their teaching strategies.
Each team is also organized to correspond to the “Trivium” curriculum levels: Logic – sixth to eighth grades, and Rhetoric I, grades nine and ten, and Rhetoric II, grades eleven and twelve, with Honors available for students who qualify.
The teacher is the facilitator of learning and they are required to structure their classroom by organizing their students into cohorts of excelling, meeting, approaching, or falls far below, based upon an analysis of at least the last three years. The teacher then prepares annual goals and teaching strategies for each of their students and adjusts them each week based upon an internal assessment.
The goal is to have more than eighty-five percent of our students pass the Reading AZ-Merit, and have seventy-five percent of students pass the Math AZ-Merit by the end of the 2016 Academic Year.
Through a partnership with the National Football League, the “Youth Education Town” (NFL-YET) provides a unique environment which develops students into high performing, critical thinkers, who will be proficient in leadership, language, reading, writing, and math. We cultivate charity, service, and respect for the personal beliefs of others and promote a sense of civic responsibility through our Servant Leadership courses. NFL YET College Prep Academy has a current enrollment of 300 students, and its principal purpose is to form International Servant Leaders. This academic program will allow students to demonstrate the desire, ability, and heart to change the world. The students must demonstrate mastery in Leadership Formation, Community Development Methodology, and Project Management. They will also be expected to demonstrate competency in a Foreign Language, Mass Media, and Computer skills. By graduation students will be able to manage and complete a minor (local) project, and advanced students (grades 11-12) will be able to manage and complete a major (international) project. The element of a successful project is when a student is able to demonstrate the use of all of these skills in completing a demonstration project. The four core areas of instruction are: Math/Science, Language Arts, History/Social Studies, all reinforced with electives in the Classics and International Leadership.
Students in grades 7 and 8 sole focus is mastery of the core curriculum of Math/Science, Language Arts, and History/Social Studies. The curriculum has as its foundation the “Trivium” philosophy of education. The corresponding “Trivium” level, Logic, focuses on the piecing together of basic facts and the logical interpretation of them.
Students in grades 9 through 12 face an academically challenging environment that prepares students for success in four-year Colleges and Universities. Students at all levels become actively involved in their own learning as they participate in individual and group project-based activities that encourage them to become lifelong learners. Students will be eligible for foreign exchange and summer institute programs. The curriculum too has as its foundation the “Trivium” philosophy of education. The corresponding “Trivium” level, Rhetoric, focuses is on the clear articulation of logical thoughts demonstrated through thesis and term papers.