Our Approach (2019)

our

approach

At PSA, students pursue a personalized, technology-based education with hands-on mentorship, supervision, and instruction. In this flexible yet structured environment, students complete their schoolwork on a schedule that complements their training and competition. 

Working for

your child's future

Over the past 15 years, our curriculum partner has mastered the “blended model” of web-based and in-person education. We supplement their course content with classroom teachers who work one-on-one with students to provide the individual attention they need, whenever and wherever they need it. Students work together with our academic advisor to determine when, what, and how much they will study throughout the year to create their unique pathway to graduation.

This student-centric, blended learning model allows students from anywhere in the country to “attend” PSA. Local and distance students can come to school in Park City and take school with them anywhere in the country or world. Enrollment is not limited by geography, performance schedule, or passion. 

Although the blended method of education is already used at top teaching institutions, PSA’s combination of year-round programming, one-on-one mentorship, and access to Olympic training facilities is unique. When students choose the time, place, path, and pace of learning, they can maximize their performance potential without compromising their academic future. 

Picabo Street Academy offers course curricula that meet and exceed national, state, common core, and NCAA regulatory standards.

accreditation

Picabo Street Academy offers NCAA-approved courses to ensure NCAA eligibility for high school students aspiring to play collegiate sports at NCAA Division I or II institutions. Click here to view the NCAA Eligibility Brochure.

PSA’s academic partner provides the curricula content for our students and is accredited by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world, recognized in the U.S. and 70 other nations.

The current AdvancED structure was created by the merger of the following accreditation organizations:

The PreK-12 division of the North Central Association (NCA)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).

Henry French
"PSA helped my son in so many ways. Primarily, it took him from a system where he was a number and gave him a name and a personality, who could be cherished by staff and students. This in turn gave him the confidence to take control of his own destiny... He embraced the challenges of new curriculum and changing school posed and has matured so much as a result - academically and emotionally...The staff have been outstanding; attentive, supportive and honest.

Finally, PSA gave my son the freedom to schedule his time himself. He chose the terms, and this helped him to stick to them. He skied a ton and worked hard, all year, and was happy doing it. Thank you!"
Susan townshend
Freestyle Skiing