Our sport was horseback riding, and it was for pleasure, not for getting into college.Â Because of this, I have no opinion one way or the other concerning the athletes attending the school, nor about the accreditation, or lack of it.
Still, in the interests of clearing up misconceptions, I must point out that workbooks don’t equate to homeschooling.Â Yes, manyÂ families use workbooks, but the technique isn’t the essence of homeschooling.
- The State, Columbia, South Carolina, 24 June 2006,Â Under scrutinyÂ Is Prince Avenue Prep a refuge for students left behind by public schools or a â€˜diploma millâ€™ for athletes whose grades need a boost? Thatâ€™s what the NCAA is trying to decide.Â Â Â Â
The curriculum at Prince Avenue Prep uses what is called the â€œself-paceâ€ system, which educators say normally is used in adult and correspondence courses. Knight compares it to a home-school education.
Students study workbooks as teachers offer help. Students are tested until they score 80 percent.
â€œYou really get that one-on-one (instruction), because coach Knight comes in and out of the classroom, and he sees if anybody needs help,â€ said Akers, the S.C. State football signee.