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IMG Academy dedicates its high school boarding school program to preparing every student-athlete for the rigors of a college atmosphere. We prepare each student for success at the next level by focusing on holistic growth. We achieve this through our cutting-edge teaching methodologies and unrivaled academic and extracurricular opportunity. At IMG Academy, we build character. Our curriculum creates an environment that fosters collaboration, intellectual development and experiential learning.

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We believe critical thinking and independent learning skills are crucial preparation for collegiate-level academics. Our teaching methodologies continually evolve to meet the rigorous demands of modern education. Our classes offer creative and challenging coursework, low student-to-faculty ratios, and assignment schedules built on a philosophy of depth and substance over busy work.

Every day, we’re helping student-athletes develop the critical thinking skills and core subject matter knowledge that puts them on track to succeed in a college classroom. Student-athletes learn in an independent, college-preparatory environment with flexible schedules, web-based course options, and dedicated tutoring sessions. Proven techniques and philosophies, such as the Socratic Method and the Harkness Method, help build critical thinking skills. Our diverse and expert faculty promote creativity, independent analysis, and discussion through a dynamic, project-based curriculum.

At IMG Academy, we pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain a teaching staff that truly cares about the student-athlete’s growth. They invest themselves in each student’s success, and will do what it takes to ensure that they achieve their goals in the classroom.

Beyond that, our curriculum is designed to give every student the tools they need to become adults of high morals and strong character. Our social responsibility programs connect our student-athletes with the broader community while teaching the importance of giving back. Our classes, while teaching the core subjects, also provide leadership training, confidence building, focus techniques and self-empowerment—skills that translate in the classroom, in sport, and perhaps most importantly, in life.

Student-athletes arrive at IMG Academy with the dedication and motivation to take their academic and athletic pursuits to the next level. We admire that dedication. That’s why we provide ongoing support and unparalleled resources to make sure that each student-athlete has the tools needed to achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond.

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Keeping up with classroom demands while maintaining a busy training schedule can be a challenge even for the most dedicated student-athletes. IMG Academy’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) gives students access to personalized academic guidance, homework support and functional skill training such as planning, organization and time management.

Student can access the LRC if they are struggling academically or if they have an identified learning difference. The LRC faculty is trained in specific content areas so that students are able to utilize the strengths of the teachers, without having to leave the department when they come for class, academic advising or evening directed learning.

Parents of students enrolled in the LRC will receive communication every two weeks from the focus teacher outlining the progress the student is making in content area classes, along with what skills and strategies are being developed. Focus teachers also communicate with content area teachers and, when appropriate, dorm mentors, coaches, college planning and placement and other key adults the student interacts with on campus.

TUTORING

Need extra help with a classwork, an upcoming project or test? IMG Academy offers its students private tutoring for any school subject as well as SAT, ACT, or SAT II subject tests. We accommodate each student’s demanding schedule with sessions available weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

SUMMER SCHOOL

IMG Academy has revolutionized the concept of summer school. Available to all enrolled student-athletes, the summer school program is the perfect balance of ongoing coursework with personalized sport training.

The program is ideal for student-athletes who:

  • Are looking for a summer program that offers both academic support and athletic development
  • Want to take a lighter course load during the standard academic year
  • Want to get ahead for early graduation

Delivered with the oversight of dedicated academic faculty, students will receive one high school credit upon completion of each course. Countless course are offered across a wide variety of academic subjects through an online provider for complete flexibility. 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

We believe in promoting an environment that fosters camaraderie among student-athletes, between student-athletes and staff, and between student-athletes and the community. In doing so, we take full advantage of our premiere location. From sandy beaches to theme parks and professional sporting arenas, our student-athletes have access to a variety of activities on and off campus.

Our student-athletes have access to an outdoor pool, student lounges, movie nights, and special events like home football games, holiday celebrations, homecoming, prom, and more.

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BUILDING TRADITION

Our dedicated events staff works with our campus life team and student ambassadors to host a variety of special events all year along. We kick off the year with our annual “Welcome Back” party that welcomes student-athletes to campus. As the year continues, we host several high school football games that unite our student-athletes as they support their home team.

Student-athletes are also encouraged to attend special events like Homecoming, Prom, and holiday celebrations. Balance is key. Our student-athletes value variety, and we provide it.

On-campus activities and events include: Campfire Nights, Homecoming, Hip-Hop Dance and Salsa Classes, Flag Football, Block Parties, Dodgeball Tournaments, Welcome Back Bash, Talent Shows, Movie Nights, Prom, Ice Cream Socials, and Holiday Celebrations.

Off-campus trips and excursions include: Local Beaches, NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers games, Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks, NBA Orlando Magic games, Bowling, Busch Gardens, Kayaking/Canoeing, MLB Tampa Bay Rays games, Airheads Trampoline Park, and trips to local shopping centers and mall (weekly).

STUDENT HEALTH

Student-athletes have 24/7 access to the IMG Academy Health Services Center, which provides the care of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) right from the Bradenton campus. All IMG Academy on-staff nurses are affiliated with JHACH and are available to provide compassionate care for our student-athletes along with medical attention for any health concern that may arise.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH), regarded by U.S. News & World Report as 2016’s ‘Best Children’s Hospital,’ provide sports medicine and general health care for the IMG Academy community inside the Campus Center.

 

Health Services can also distribute prescription medication at pre-designated times to ensure safe and proper medical treatment. Our student-athletes can also schedule on-campus appointments with our medical providers, or we can provide transportation to off-campus medical appointments, if needed. 

HOUSE PARENTS

The IMG Academy Campus Life staff manages our residence halls. House Parents oversee our student-athletes in the residence halls and manage their daily activities and events.

We assign two House Parents per floor to promote a safe atmosphere for our student-athletes. We also appoint student-athlete resident leaders and additional on-call House Parents to maintain the overall safety and security of our residence halls. This presence of residence life staff, coaches, educators and adult mentors throughout our facility helps maintain a low student to adult ratio, which ensures the safety of our student-athletes.

CAMPUS SAFETY TEAM

The safety of IMG Academy staff, student-athletes and guests is our top priority. As we continue to enhance and expand our campus, we ensure that our campus safety and security efforts grow in step.

Our Campus Safety team oversees the 500-acre campus around the clock to promote a safe environment for our residents. The Campus Safety team staffs security checkpoints at every campus entrance and exit, and it provides ongoing safety patrol throughout the campus.

 

Contact: Phone: (941)752-2533

Email: [email protected]

Anonymous Tip Line: (941)739-7300

The Anonymous Tip Line may be used to report the following:

Bullying

Theft

Any inappropriate behavior

Students making poor decisions

Request support for a fellow student-athlete

MG Academy offers multiple levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for international students that help nonnative English speakers reach the same level of English-language proficiency as native speakers.

Click here for more information about our International Student Program

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Finding balance isn’t always easy, but at IMG Academy, every student-athlete has the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities to encourage a healthy balance between academic, athletic, and personal development.

We believe in promoting an environment that fosters camaraderie among student-athletes, between student-athletes and staff, and between student-athletes and the community. In doing so, we take full advantage of our premiere location. From sandy beaches to theme parks and professional sporting arenas, our student-athletes have access to a variety of activities on and off campus.

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800.872.6425
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866.300.4538
5650 Bollettieri Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34210

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