Available to students ages 14-16 are Scholastic Aptitude Training (SAT) courses to help campers study for college entry testing. These courses are each offered for one hour per day throughout the summer program and are not mandatory but can be chosen as part of a camper’s elective schedule for as many weeks as required.
All programs at the American Sports Academy are conducted entirely in the English language. We encourage campers from all countries and ethnicities to learn and improve their English speaking and comprehension, and have found that campers engaged in sports and activities with friends and teammates progress rapidly in this regard.
Campers at the American Sports Academy will have the opportunity to take advantage of special activities that will allow them to fulfill school requirements for Volunteerism and Community Service, as well as participate in some Cultural Immersion opportunities within Panama. All of these activities will be planned, organized and supervised by our accredited Academic Coordinator and campers will be able to take part in the planning stages as well as the actual events.
ASA campers may participate in:
Day trips to help clean a beach or a community (supported by local organization “Somos Rio Hato”)
Painting of schools. In general we are very supportive of public elementary and high schools in the area, and schools need a lot of work
Support a local non-profit organization in planting crops in Palmilla or Tebujo, two local municipalities
Cultural activities in public schools involving English/Spanish language exchanges/teachings
Other sport-related activities with kids in local communities
COLLEGE PREP & PLACEMENT
With academics and athletic guidance available, ASA provides a great college prep and guidance program. We are partnered with a premier college placement company called Athletes USA which places hundreds of students in American universities every year.
EXCURSIONS & CULTURAL IMMERSION
Exciting excursions include boat trips on the Panama Canal, Disney World Florida, Monkey Tours, Cloud Forest Hikes and Local Tribe Tours!