How Does an EduKick USA Education Work?

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Many people have asked us how getting an education through an EduKick academy works. And that’s a great question. So here is a detailed article on exactly what kind of academics we offer.

Gateway Preparatory Academy

GPA Soccer Academy participants attend Gateway Preparatory Academy main campus from 9:30am – 1:30pm each weekday to focus on their academic pathway. Our priority is to ensure that each student-athlete progresses toward a meaningful college degree. The goal that they learn to balance the demands of being both a student and an athlete as they grow and develop.
Student-athletes need to learn ways to budget time and energy as they combine practice and competition with academics. Because of their unique demands, some student-athletes need academic assistance. Tutorial study time is allocated each evening at the residence dormitory.

Core Class Examples

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • History
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Fine arts
  • Foreign Language
  • World Religion

Advanced Placement Classes

AP (Advanced Placement) classes provide students with additional academic challenges. These courses allow students to explore subject matter at an accelerated level and prepares them to take the AP exam for college credit. Gateway Prep offers several Honors and AP courses.

Education Track Options

There are two education programs offered at Gateway Preparatory Academy: the Honors track or the career concentration track.

Honors Track

This track includes, but is not limited to, the following courses:
Language arts

  • English I, II, III & IV
  • Honors English I, II, III & IV
  • ESL Grammar & Composition
  • ESL Speaking & Listening


  • Algebra I & II
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus I & II
  • AP Caalculus

Social Studies

  • Government
  • United States History
  • World History
  • World Religion


  • Biology
  • Health
  • Anatomy
  • Chemistry & Honors Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • Physics & Honors Physics


  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Baseball & Softball

Fine Arts

  • Basic, intermediate & advanced art
  • Choir
  • Theatre

Foreign Language

  • French 1, 2 & 3
  • Spanish 1,2 & 3

World Religion

  • World Religions 101


  • Yearbook
  • Seminar
  • Computer Applications

Career Concentration Tracks

There are 3 types of Career Concentration tracks offered. Students who choose one of these tracks will have the same core classes as those who choose the honors track, but in addition will have concentrated training in their chosen track.

Athletic Enhancement Track

The most popular option for EduKick Soccer participants, this track focuses on developing high performing student athletes by providing personal player development, athletic marketing, strength training, career exploration, leadership/character education, sports nutrition education, mental conditioning and time management.
The program also provides:

  • ACT test prep
  • NCAA Clearing house workshops
  • Rigorous college prep course

Bio-Medical Track

This track provides a cutting edge program that gives high school students the opportunity to begin studying for a career in Biomedical Sciences. The courses in this track cover the principles of biomedical science, medical interventions and bio-medical innovations, and is made for any student interested to undertake a career in the medical field

Business Track

This track teaches students to tackle business challenges in the classroom, covering such courses as payroll, income tax, accounting, business procedures, management and consumer law. The array of business classes offered prepares students for a variety of careers teaching them to effectively communicate business principles in the working world.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL classes are provided daily to all international students who will critically read and analyze college level texts. Students in the EFL program will develop effective speaking skills such that they can be understood by classmates, faculty, staff and others for academic and social purposes including conversations, classroom discussions and oral presentations.
Students will demonstrate basic competence in managing the writing process and will produce effective written products including college essays and similar types of academic writing. Students will be able to listen to and understand the main ideas and significant relevant details in various listening contexts.

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Where Is EduKick USA?

It’s called EduKick USA – Gateway Preparation Academy! And you’ll find EduKick’s newest venue in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Looking for the village of Glen Carbon, IL?

It’s about 20 miles north of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Which, BTW, is home to the United Soccer League franchise Saint Louis FC and many other franchises like the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Rams. Anyone who’s visited knows how strongly the fans feel about their teams. The spirit of community here is almost alive – especially among sports fans.

Safety: It’s Important

But the best part of this location isn’t in it’s ties to sports lovers across the country. In reality, the city has recently been named by Money Magazine one of the best places to live in the United States. Not only that but it’s also one of the safest cities in all of Illinois.
Watch this interview with Head Coach Tim Byrnes:
The program facilities are centered in the Gateway Preparatory school main campus, Gateway Sports Academy, Accelerate Fitness, Edwardsville High School and Southern Illinois University. All are located within minutes of each other around the village of Glen Carbon, and the student-players are transported by private bus to and from each facility.

The Village of Glen Carbon

Glen Carbon is located just 20 miles north of downtown St Louis, Missouri which is home to United Soccer League franchise Saint Louis FC as well as other USA well know sports franchises St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball), St. Louis Blues (Hockey) and NFL’S St. Louis Rams. The St. Louis University Billikens men’s soccer team participates in the Atlantic 10 conference.

Registration Open Now

EduKick has again done itself proud with the introduction of a brand new USA soccer and education academy designed to give student-players full access to the best of both worlds. Not only will these new applicants be offered the best in accomodations, coaching, and security, but they are also given the opportunity for the best education in a private school.
And we hear the food is fantastic!
Have a taste for more? Watch this quick video of cafeteria time with the guys. Then sign up for your FREE information below!
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Soccer Academies: Looking To Next Season

Time to start thinking about fall registration.

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Interest in next season’s programs is already in full swing as potential players are requesting information and getting ready for registration.
Good news is, EduKick has begun to accept registrations for 2015/16 Academic Year season!

Your Registration Here

If you’ve been thinking about joining one of our international soccer academies, then now is the time to contact us and get your free information as soon as possible.
The benefits of booking early:

  • Claim your squad number first
  • Meet with and secure your accommodation early
  • Arrange any paperwork for your Visa to avoid any delays
  • Work with the coaches/tutors now to get ahead of the game for next season (current students)
  • And much more!

Fill out the form below for your FREE information.
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Soccer Academies Open Registration for 2014/2015

Register now for the 2014/2015 season!

In every one of their eight soccer academies around the world they strive to teach strong soccer skills, solid academics and foreign language study along with intercultural competence. No matter what your soccer goals are, EduKick offers you the opportunity to continue your high school education while furthering your life experience and hopes for the future. Each EduKick Soccer and Education Academy offers the best in soccer and education training. Register Now

Click on one today for more information!

Our newest soccer training facility is USA – California, where we’ve partnered with Santa Barbara Unified Schools and the Santa Barbara Soccer Club to give you the best in soccer training and high school education opportunities.

  • EduKick Spain spends time with the famous Mallo family, who will ensure you learn “Spanish Futbol” the traditional way.
  • EduKick England Manchester has a reputation for top notch football training and a solid foundation in educational excellence.
  • EduKick Mexico means you can have fun in the sun and get into the intense team spirit and the competition played there.
  • EduKick Brazil participants reside in a hot bed of soccer activity as they enjoy the cultural trips and professional matches offered.
  • EduKick France is proud to partner with Hidalgo International Football Academy, to have French language & football experience.
  • EduKick Italy is a complete package of travel, Italian cultural exposure, Italian language study immersion, and football training.
  • EduKick Germany is located in the town of Hennef, and well-connected to soccer clubs throughout the region.

Wherever you choose to attend, EduKick Academies are the ultimate in Soccer and Education training.

Contact us below for more information!

New US Soccer Training Academy in California!

EduKick USA

We are so proud to work with Santa Barbara Unified School District and Santa Barbara Soccer Club to provide this high quality soccer & education course in one of the world’s most beautiful places, Santa Barbara, California!
~EduKick’s Joey Bilotta

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EduKick International Football Academies has just opened our newest American venue – EduKick California! The US Soccer Academy is based in the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara, California.
Girls Soccer Training
Male and female competitive soccer players (ages to 15-18) who are still attending High School are invited to experience EduKick’s USA Soccer and Education Courses.

EduKick Registration

Classes begin August 18, 2014, until June 5, 2015.
All student-players enjoy living with a pre-screened American Host Family and will attend High School full-time in the Santa Barbara’s Unified School District.
We know parents are concerned for the health and welfare of their child, that’s why each student will work with an EduKick Staff Mentor – available around the clock throughout the academic year.
EduKick USA Staff
In addition to excellent educational opportunities, EduKick has partnered with the Santa Barbara Soccer Club to provide daily soccer training and competitive matches each weekend.
The soccer training includes class time training as well as playing High School soccer September – February.
As Santa Barbara is a well-known California soccer hot-bed, student-players will attend every home match at Harder Stadium!
LA Galaxy at Harper Stadium
If you’d like to know more about EduKick USA Soccer Academies, please fill out the contact form below.
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