IMG Academy’s post-graduate program, sometimes referenced as a gap year, offers student-athletes a unique opportunity to enhance their overall academic, athletic and personal standing with top college coaches and programs. We offer a rigorous academic schedule that prepares every student-athlete for the challenges that await them in college. We understand that every student-athlete’s objectives and goals are different. That’s why our dedicated staff of teachers, counselors, coaches and performance specialists work diligently with them to make sure their individual needs are met.
POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM OPTIONS
High School Year
English as Second Language
High School Year
The IMG Academy High School Year program is specifically designed for student-athletes looking to improve their academic profile while continuing athletic development before enrolling in college. Students will participate in an academically challenging course schedule, including honors and advanced placement, while receiving additional SAT/ACT support to help improve test results. This offering is open to international students with an F-1 student visa and is a preferred option for student-athletes looking to attend a prestigious academic university.
Utilize our class offerings to gain a competitive advantage when transitioning to higher education. Honors and AP courses are available.
Sports in Literature
British Literature Honors
AP English Literature
AP English Language and Composition
AP Calculus AB
Politics and International Relations
AP European History
Law in Society
American History through Film
20th Century Wars
Social Media and Law
Anatomy & Physiology Honors
AP Environmental Science
*Honors sections available. Students should have earned a B or higher in their previous subject area course and receive approval from the course's teacher and an administrator.
AP courses are offered students highly motivated and capable of succeeding in college level courses as indicated by earning A or B+ in an Honors course in the previous year.
Enhance your overall academic profile and athletic ability without hindering your NCAA eligibility through our University Year program. IMG Academy enables student-athletes to receive college credit by enrolling in courses through our partnership with the University of South Florida. All courses offered are easily transferred and satisfy the requirements at most U.S. colleges and universities. Enrollment in the university year program includes subject specific tutors through IMG Academy, bi-monthly meetings with a post-graduate coordinator and college advisor in addition to SAT/ACT preparations.
Course offerings are affiliated with the University of South Florida. USF Sarasota - Manatee serves as the home for online classes while IMG Academy hosts USF instructors for on-campus course instruction.
American History 1
English Composition 1
American History 2
English Composition 2
English as Second Language (ESL)
Transitioning into American culture and the U.S. education system can be challenging for even the brightest international students. The IMG Academy ESL offering is a perfect solution for students looking to improve academic reading and writing in English and preparing for their TOEFL exam. IMG Academy is the ideal location for this program, as we host one of the most diverse campuses on the planet, with our student-athletes representing more than 80 countries from around the world.
Why Our Program Works
Enhance Your Academic Standard
Get a jump on your collegiate coursework, improve your transcript and/or upgrade your SAT/ACT performance scores.
Train and compete at the highest level where the best in the world come to train. Led by our team of expert coaches consisting of former collegiate and professional players and coaches, receive sport-specific instruction daily to help refine your skill set for the next level.
Experience College Life
Learn how to balance academic, athletic and personal responsibilities and become self-reliant while living away from the normalcies of home.
Athletic & Personal Development
Utilizing a revolutionary training curriculum that addresses all key areas of performance, our staff of performance specialists, nutritionists, and mental conditioning coaches will help you improve your overall strength, sport specific functional movement, personal character, leadership skills and more. Experience a personal evolution.
As the world’s premier destination for sports training, IMG Academy is a magnet for college coaches year round. Competitive schedules against top tier programs around the country allow for multiple opportunities to be seen by coaches and scouts at home and on the road.
Your College. Your Choice!
Post-graduate programs allow student-athletes a second chance at the college admissions process with individualized attention from our faculty and counselors dedicated in finding the right school for you.
IMG Academy takes a very active role in helping each student develop a personalized roadmap that sets realistic goals for their future. The IMG Academy staff educated and mentors each student-athlete and family about college exam preparation, athletic recruiting and NCAA compliance
As long as you follow IMG Academy guidelines, your NCAA eligibility will not be impacted. NCAA regulations vary by sport, though, so please contact us for more information on your individual situation.
All of our Academic English Year courses take place each day throughout the business week (Monday – Friday) for three hours. Students can choose to take their classes from 9am – 12pm or from 2pm – 5pm.