New AYSA Partnership Lets High School Players Complete School Online
New AYSA Partnership Lets High School Players Complete School Online avatar

Courtesy of AYSA

Courtesy of AYSA

According to an Arizona Youth Soccer Association press release, a partnership with Scottsdale Unified School District–Scottsdale Online Learning (SOL) program was announced Oct. 22.

This thrilling and innovative partnership will inform and allow all Arizona high school students  to complete their high school degree online, regardless of where they are in the world.

Players selected to National or professional academies prior to completing high school can now complete their degree online with ease while chasing their passion- all that is needed is a laptop computer and a stable internet connection.

In the press release, Dr. Christopher D. Thuman, DBA, SFO, Executive Director of Community Education & Online Learning for Scottsdale Unified School District said, “The goal of the partnership between SOL and Arizona Youth Soccer Association is to help excelling athletes attain their high school diploma in a manner which prepares them forcollege and beyond. Practicing your sport and practicing your education are no longer in competition!”

AYSA Director of Marketing, Ron Gilmore added, “ The world is changing daily… Opportunities now exist for young soccer players like never before. AYSA is aware that several of our players leave high school early each year to take a chance to land with a professional team (Domestic & Foreign). Through this partnership with Scottsdale Unified School District’s SOL Program, those players who elect to do this can complete their high school degree online from anywhere in the world at no charge to them or their parents!

For the original press release and more information, please visit the AYSA website.


About Courtney Lambert

A competitive athlete in her college days, Courtney writes on events happening at state and local level. She has previous experience covering news and writing for the Jacksonville Times Union and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in journalism.
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