Academics at Combine Academy


Academic Program

COMBINE ACADEMY is comprised of International and American High School and Post Graduate players looking to take their game to the collegiate level with an American College Scholarship. Comprised of a staff that works tirelessly to market, promote, and expose the potential of its players, Combine Academy competes against national level teams before 300+ college coaches on the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Junior College, Community College, and Bible College levels.


Academic Preparation

Combine Academy offers a full range of Nationally Accredited, NCAA Approved, and North Carolina Registered courses in the core areas of English, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, and many more, that are designed to meet NCAA Core Course requirements.

Combine Academy classes are based in small, intimate, group environments where students can benefit from the individual attention and teaching they need to enhance their knowledge of the subject at hand. Each student meets regularly with their academic advisor to ensure proper coursework is being completed.


Combine Academy boasts a NAPS (National Association of Private Schools) Accredited and NCAA Approved curriculum that is certified by the Non-Public Educational Division of the state of North Carolina.

Combine’s curriculum has helped students from 50+ countries and 40+ states expand their knowledge in the subject areas they are studying, while gaining the necessary preparation to feel proficient at the college level of education.

Academic College Placement

Combine Academy’s collegiately and professionally experienced staff use their connections as former College Coaches to market Combine Academy players to different colleges of all levels throughout the United States. Members of the Combine Academy staff have endless numbers of college coaching contacts and connections which have enabled them to have success with propelling players to the collegiate level.

College Advising

Combine Academy Staff works thoroughly to develop a plan for potential college student-athletes academic success. Combine Academy students have the option of beginning their education sooner by enrolling in local Junior College Courses or Online Community College Courses. The tuition expenses involved with enrolling in these courses would be solely the responsibility of the student-athlete.

College Campus Visits

Combine Academy Staff works to set up college visitation for players that have interest in specific Universities. Combine Academy Staff helps guide players through scheduling and transportation aspects of invited visits, official or unofficial, in order to help market and promote its players.

Mandatory Test Preparation

COMBINE ACADEMY students are each evaluated and enrolled in SAT/ACT/TOEFL Test Preparation Courses in order to help them elevate their test scores. SAT/ACT/TOEFL testing is a major factor in the recruitment process of student-athletes. Combine Academy Staff work diligently with our student-athletes GPA’s and test scores in order for them to appeal more to colleges. A three hour study session time slot will be set aside daily for student-athletes to focus on their academics and test preparation.

Combine’s mandatory SAT/ACT/TOEFL Test Preparation Courses are taught by experienced tutors. Combine’s uniquely designed test prep has been proven to raise the SAT/ACT/TOEFL test scores of our students, which provides a significant advantage in the college recruiting process.

Small Class Size

We believe learning is interactive. Taking into account hectic academic/athletic/extracurricular schedules, we are able to maintain flexibility, while still working closely with students to prepare them for the college classroom in every facet. Students are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process, often working alongside teachers to customize lessons to suit a particular area of interest or concern. Our classrooms are designed to foster discussion and small group work that allows space for each student to discover their own voice and stay engaged with the learning experience.

Comprehension & Math

Combine Academy athletes participate in mandatory reading, writing, and mathematics courses which help to immensely advance their vocabulary, alertness, processing, and test taking ability. Combine Academy tutors use their vast background and academic experience to help advance and prepare every student-athlete for the College Level of Academics.

Student Life

Combine Academy classes are based in small, intimate, group environments where students can benefit from the individual attention and teaching they need to enhance their knowledge of the subject at hand. Combine Academy’s Academic setting consists of several common areas, student lounges, and rest areas where students can be provided a getaway and release from the ongoing educational demand of the classroom. Some of the features of Combine Academy’s common areas, lounges, and rest areas are as follows:

  • Full Game Rooms with Ping Pong Tables, Billiards, Video Game Systems, and more
  • Lounges with Nap Areas, Flat Screen TV’s, Sofas, and Study Areas

We believe in the proven studies that show students performing better in the classroom when they have small breaks from the standard educational setting. Combine Academy has taken notice of the studies that show students performing drastically better when they give their cognitive function short breaks throughout the academic day.

Combine Academy has a full service Lunch Programs that serves students who do not elect to bring their lunch:

  • Students have the option to order from our Healthy Lunch Vendors on a daily, weekly, and monthly, in this scenario, lunch is dropped off to students
  • Students have the option of bringing their lunch on a daily basis

7:30am: Team Breakfast

8:00am – 9:25am: (Block 1) Academic Elective class, SAT/ACT/TOEFL Test Preparation Class, or ESL (English as a 2nd Language)

9:30 – 10:55: (Block 2) Sports Performance Training (Strength Training/Agility/Conditioning, Yoga on Tuesday and Thursday)

11:00am: Protein Supplementation & Regeneration/Physio

11:15am: Lunch

11:50am – 1:15pm: (Block 3) Core Academic Class

1:20pm – 2:45pm: (Block 4) Core Academic Class

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Skill Development Session

4:00pm: Team Film Session

4:30pm – 6:30pm: Team Practice

7:00pm: Dinner

7:30pm: Free Time or Optional Additional Skill Work

8:30pm: Activity/Tourism (EpiCenter, Concord Mills, or other desirable Charlotte Location)

10:00pm: Nutritional Snack

11:00pm: Curfew (Lights Out)

Academic Life At Combine

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COMBINE ACADEMY is located in Charlotte, NC, in the popular Lincolnton area on a beautiful 50+ acre campus. The Lincolnton area is a safe and affluent part of the Charlotte community, with great schools, shops, and restaurants. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing international cities in the United States which offers excellent mass transit and an international airport with easy access to major cities across the globe.


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