HBA Can create a custom schedule for elite athletes.
The Best in College Preparation
HBA has a great deal of experience working with elite athletes so that they can have the best of both worlds – a first class education and the flexibility to pursue elite athletic training. In today’s college landscape, it’s not enough to just be the top in the country in your sport. Brandon Nakashima was the #1 recruit in 2019 for Division 1 tennis; he was #3 in the world, yet Stanford University still wanted him to take three AP classes his senior year along with two other college prep academic classes. HBA created a schedule which allowed Brandon time to travel to tournaments and work out daily with his coach while maintaining a 4.3 GPA.
Brandon Nakashima, HBA class of 2019, graduated a semester early, so he could play tennis at UVA. He turned pro after one semester of college. At age 18 he came in 2nd place in the Hawaii Men’s Open. He is shown here with Sam Querrey.
Flexible scheduling for athletes and others
For students that need a school schedule which fits their special activities, we can customize a schedule to fit their needs. Students at High Bluff can consolidate their lessons into four days per week, or create a compact daily schedule with either a late start or early dismissal. All of our courses are approved by NCAA and our students have gone on to play Division 1 sports at many prestigious universities.
Krando Nishiba, class of 2020, transferred from La Jolla Country Day to High Bluff Academy and attended an extra year of high school. This not only gave him time to further develop his golf game, but he also improved his GPA and took more AP classes. This allowed him to fulfill his life-long goal of attending USC as a golfer.
Tomohiro Kawada (class of 2020) with his mother at HBA’s Fall Signing Day. Tomo is a high-level gymnast who will be attending Ohio State. Tomo travelled to Irvine every day after school to work with his coach, arriving home after 11:00 pm on school nights. HBA created a late-start schedule for him so that his school day began at 9:30, allowing him enough time to sleep.
Andrew Heiati (Class of 2019) was the PanAmerican Tae Kwon Do Champion. He was able to participate in national and international tournaments while preparing for Engineering schools. Andrew took two years of AP Calculus, Linear Algebra and two years of AP Physics. He was accepted into the prestigious Webb Honors College at SDSU, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.