Athletic Achievement Academy

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Interested in a career in sports communications, sports medicine, or sports management? Want to achieve academic success here at Jackson-Reed?

  • The Academic Athletic Achievement Academy (AAA) began in 2004 and is designed for students who are interested in careers within health, fitness, sports management and marketing, nutrition, coaching, broadcasting, and athletic training.
  • AAA students manage game-day operations at home athletic events and facilitate intramural tournaments.
  • In recent years, AAA students have traveled to Rome, Italy, to assist in implementing sports programming in Italian schools; visited Yankee Stadium in New York City; and spent the day at the Sports Management Department of Towson University.
  • Related Jackson-Reed clubs and activities include sports teams; the Tiger Sports Network; athletic-related internships (such as being an athletic trainer or working for the Wizards); writing for the Jackson-ReedBeacon, athletic game day operations, and event planning.

Our Pathway

Sophomore Year

Principals of Finance, Marketing & Accounting

Junior Year

Sports Management

Senior Year

AP Seminar (Sports Marketing)/Capstone

Electives

Intro to Sports Medicine/ Athletic Training

Course Descriptions


Intro to Sports Medicine (P19) +

Description: This Introduction to Sports Medicine course introduces students to select topics in the field of sports medicine. Students will learn sport-specific training techniques for performance enhancement. The student will be able to identify how to evaluate and treat a variety of injuries commonly associated with athletics, describe and demonstrate how they would implement such programs, and participate in hands-on learning with the constant supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Number of Credits: 0.5
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Body Cond & Fitness I (P51) +

Description: This Body Conditioning and Fitness I course presents a program of developmental fitness exercises; theories of conditioning and training; information on cardiovascular and cardio respiratory efficiency; weight training; and performance of selected physical fitness assessment batteries. Students will learn how neuromuscular skills, speed, agility, flexibility, balance, posture, and relaxation are all necessary to improve and/or maintain appropriate levels of conditioning for body fitness. Students will be able to utilize fitness/wellness equipment. Charting progress and demonstration of a fitness plan will be required.

Number of Credits: 0.5
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

AP Seminar (YCA) +

Description: AP Seminar is a relatively new AP course that is a necessary component of AP Capstone. It is a year-long, inter-disciplinary course that has students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives. AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational literary and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments. The course has no pre-requisites but is typically taken by sophomores or juniors.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Advanced Placement
Meet CL/CP Requirements? Yes

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance (BB1) +

Description: In Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance, students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, the marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings in business, marketing, and finance.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? Yes

Sports Mgmt I (P07) +

Description: This Sports Management I course will provide a foundation in the principles of sports management. Students will learn the basic organizational and business structure of the sport, fitness, and leisure industries, and explore future trends and career opportunities for sport management personnel within various segments of the sports industry. Students will be able to describe managerial concepts and processes as they relate to the sport management industry.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Accounting I (BF3) +

Description: In Accounting I, students will investigate the field of accounting, including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as economic, financial, technological, international, social, legal, and ethical factors. Students will reflect on this knowledge as they engage in the process of recording, classifying, summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting information. Students will formulate and interpret financial information for use in management decision making.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Prerequistes: BF2
Meet CL/CP Requirements? Yes

Staff

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Tia Clemmons

Health & Physical Education Teacher