Primavera Earns NCAA Approval
Primavera Online High School has earned retroactive approval from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), allowing student athletes who have taken Primavera courses to begin establishing eligibility to play college sports.
"Student athletes who want to advance in a sport such as soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, golf or basketball often don't have time to attend a traditional high school because of demanding practice and competition schedules," according to a news release. "Attending an online charter school such as Primavera allows these students to participate in local high school and traveling teams, all while completing their academic courses online."
Primavera uses research-based curriculum aligned to state standards and featuring multimedia, gaming and interactive elements.
"I could not have pursued my tennis career the way I did without attending Primavera," said Meghan Lyall, a 2014 Primavera graduate and student athlete at Utah State University, in a prepared statement. "I travelled to tournaments across the country and internationally, which allowed me to be seen by various college coaches and gave me multiple options when the time came to choose a college. Primavera offered me the flexibility I needed, but what really benefited me the most was the help I got from my teachers."
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