Our Mission: To provide a strong educational and emotional foundation to students graduating the 8th grade whose parents have decided to home school them, in one or more subjects, centered around personalized educational and enrichment experiences to better prepare them for and maximize their high school experience.
Parisi Prep Academy is a small, private supplemental educational enrichment program that provides students with the opportunity for academic growth as well as personal and physical development prior to entering high school. Parents who elect to home school their children can take advantage of Parisi Prep Academy, a one-year structured enrichment program for one or more subjects. This program is not designed to supplant an educational grade, but rather to supplement each student’s capacity for learning prior to entering high school as a 9th grader.
The program is specifically designed for students who have successfully completed middle school and who have satisfied 8th grade graduation requirements. Parisi Prep Academy will help parents provide a structured gap-year between middle and high school for students who would benefit from an additional year of maturity. The program models a home school learning environment that offers flexible scheduling and curriculum assistance, aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards, but will also offer enrichment courses, collaborative learning experiences, facility for training, as well as experienced educators.
Unlike a traditional home school setting, all instructors at Parisi Prep Academy are certified and experienced high school teachers, holding master’s degrees in their respective fields exceeding the qualifications of home school efforts. During a typical day of tutoring, instructors will also integrate specific life skills into their teaching as they all have professional real-world work experience outside of the education field. Additionally, intense, sport-specific training will be incorporated into the day.
The program is offered to assist parents in the home schooling of their child, so that they can elect to participate in one or more classes of tutoring. The only requirement to participate in Parisi Prep Academy is for each child to enroll in the Parisi Speed School 10-month Advanced Sports Training and Performance Program. This specialized sport-specific program is limited to only twelve students which allows for highly-personalized and focused instruction. This small exercise class setting provides an education centered around enrichment opportunities to better prepare students for the high school experience. The students experience an exceptionally unique learning environment as compared to most traditional tutoring models. They will be launched into high school as more confident and motivated learners as well as prepared for the rigors and expectations of high school.
Highlights of Parisi Prep Academy will include, but are not limited to:
- Academic curricula taught by New Jersey State certified teachers
- Small group setting with optimum individual learning and support
- Instruction that is intellectually challenging
- Tech-forward interactive program utilizing Google Classroom and other advanced technology for optimizing communication with parents
- Exposure and introduction to a variety of careers and work experiences
- Holistic approach to education focused on academic, personal, and physical development
- High expectations for attitude, work ethic, and effort