“Where Basketball and Education Unite!"

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About TLAP Sports Academy

Founded in 2011 by professional basketball player Louis Graham, TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory has been decidedly mission-driven, firmly committed to student athletes earning scholarships, and keenly focused on kingdom impact for the glory of God. TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is a nationally recognized training and educational institution, grossing over 15 million dollars in college earned scholarships in the last 12 years. In 2020 - 2021 season, TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory won its first National Championship solidifying the program as a national powerhouse among the nation’s best. Currently TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory postgraduate program is ranked #3 by Hoops Hidden Gems in the southeast region of the top 20 programs in 2021.


TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory serves families across the nation by educating and equipping students to be exceptional thinkers, lifelong learners, and influential leaders with a biblical and scholarly perspective for college and beyond. TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is located in Tallahassee Florida. Located 1 mile from Florida State University campus, 5 miles from Florida A&M University campus and 2 miles from Tallahassee Community College.


TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is operating out of our 25,500 sq. facility. The trademark of TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is its sports training and education dynamic curriculum, an abundance of learning experiences that require collaborative problem solving, and subject-specific assignments in which learners critically and creatively examine the world around them. TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory faculty will form the core of a much greater academic support team, all of whom work tirelessly to positively impact academic, athletic and character growth.

MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER

Welcome to our prestigious Florida Boarding School, a distinguished private school located in Tallahassee, Florida. We offer a comprehensive college preparatory program for students in grades 9-12, including a post-graduate option. Our track record speaks for itself. Over the past 12 years, our school has proudly produced an impressive roster of 20+ Division 1 athletes. We take great pride in our ability to develop and nurture the talent of our student-athletes, guiding them towards successful collegiate careers.


At our school, we prioritize academic excellence while also fostering a supportive and challenging athletic environment. Our college preparatory curriculum is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for higher education. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a well-rounded education that promotes critical thinking, personal growth, and intellectual curiosity.


In addition to our rigorous academics, we offer a comprehensive athletic program that allows students to excel in their respective sports. Our experienced coaches provide top-notch training and guidance, helping our student-athletes reach their full potential both on and off the field. As a boarding school, we provide a nurturing and structured environment that promotes personal growth, independence, and character development. Our campus facilities offer a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere where students can thrive academically, athletically, and socially.


We understand the importance of preparing our students for the challenges of college and beyond. Our comprehensive college counseling program supports students throughout the college application process, ensuring they are well-positioned for success in their future endeavors.


If you are seeking a premier educational institution that combines academic excellence with a successful athletic program, look no further. Our Florida Boarding School in Tallahassee is the ideal destination for students who aspire to achieve their highest potential in both academics and athletics. Join us and become part of a legacy of success.


"Success is not just the destination; it's the journey of determination, resilience, and the unwavering belief that every step forward, no matter how small, brings you closer to your dreams."

Basic tuition for boarding students includes room and board as well as academic, athletic, and community programs. Day student tuition includes academic, athletic, and community programs and lunch in the dining hall.

Admission

Thank you for expressing interest in TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory. Renowned nationally for its excellence, TLAP offers a blend of top-notch academics and competitive athletic programs.


Discover more about TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory and how we can cater to your family's needs. Click below to initiate your application today. Our educational, college preparatory high school serves grades 9 through 12, including postgraduate studies. Nestled in the vibrant city of Tallahassee, Florida, our campus spans 11 acres in the heart of the city.


To gain a deeper understanding of TLAP, we encourage you to schedule a visit and take a guided tour of our campus. For international students or those unable to visit in person, we gladly arrange Zoom, Facetime, or Skype interviews. Navigate through our website to gather comprehensive information about our academy, offerings, and why we may be the ideal choice for your future.


Feel free to access our online application form to connect with us, and we will promptly address any queries you may have about joining the Blackhawk community. The Admissions Department eagerly anticipates the opportunity to meet you.


Sincerely,


Admissions Department

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us Cost of Attendance

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TLAP Sports Academy boarding student cost of $30,400 is a comprehensive fee that encompasses various essential elements to ensure a well-rounded and supportive environment for student-athletes. Let's break down the cost based on key components:


Student Housing: A significant portion of the cost is allocated to student housing, covering accommodations, utilities, and facility maintenance. Boarding students typically have access to training facilities and a supportive community.


Meal Plan: The cost includes a meal plan tailored to meet the nutritional needs of student-athletes. High-performance training demands proper nutrition, and the meal plan is designed to provide balanced and energy-rich meals to support athletic development.


Travel Expenses: Athletic competitions often require travel, and the expenses associated with transportation, lodging, and meals during away games or tournaments are factored into the overall cost. This ensures that student-athletes can participate in a range of competitive events, gaining valuable experience and exposure.


Team Gear: Equipping student-athletes with the necessary gear, uniforms, and equipment is an essential part of the cost. This may include jerseys, sports equipment, training gear, and other essentials to facilitate optimal performance and safety during training and competitions.


Support Staff: A dedicated support staff is crucial for the success and well-being of student-athletes. This includes coaches, trainers, academic advisors, and other professionals who contribute to the overall development of the students. Their expertise and guidance play a vital role in shaping both the athletic and academic aspects of a student's life.


Combining these elements ensures that TLAP Sports Academy provides a comprehensive and supportive environment for its boarding students. The cost reflects the investment in top-notch facilities, expert coaching, proper nutrition, and a well-rounded experience that goes beyond athletics, encompassing academic support and personal development. Ultimately, the goal is to create an environment where student-athletes can thrive both on and off the field, setting the foundation for their future success.

Student Housing - $3,240/Yearly

Meal Plan -$8,000/Yearly

Travel Expenses- $9,500/Yearly

Team Gear - $3,700/Yearly

Support Staff - $5,960/Yearly

U.S. Domestic Boarding Cost - $30,400

Please see below for a description of tuition, fees, and the financial aid process at TLAP Sports Academy.


Day: $9,065

International: $45,000


tlap Academic Program

  • Regular and ongoing assessment of students' academic performance through quizzes, tests, projects, and other evaluative methods.
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Customized Learning Paths:


Tailored academic plans to accommodate the unique schedules and needs of student-athletes.

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Flexible Scheduling:


Scheduling flexibility to accommodate training sessions, competitions, and other athletic commitments without compromising academic progress.

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Tutoring and Academic Support:


Access to tutoring services and academic support to assist students in mastering challenging subjects.

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Emphasis on Time Management:


Development of effective time management skills to balance academic responsibilities with athletic commitments.

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Accredited Curriculum:


A comprehensive curriculum aligned with educational standards to ensure a high-quality learning experience.

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Small Class Sizes:


Intimate class settings to facilitate personalized attention and foster a conducive learning environment.

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College Preparation:


Guidance and resources to prepare student-athletes for college admissions, including assistance with standardized testing and application processes.

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College Preparation:


Guidance and resources to prepare student-athletes for college admissions, including assistance with standardized testing and application processes.

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Dedicated Teaching Staff:


Highly qualified and experienced educators committed to supporting student-athletes in their academic pursuits.

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Technology Integration:


Utilization of modern educational technologies to enhance the learning experience and keep pace with advancements.

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Balanced Curriculum:


Integration of a well-rounded curriculum, encompassing core subjects, arts, and humanities, to promote a holistic education.

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Integration of Life Skills:


Incorporation of life skills education to prepare student-athletes for success beyond academics, emphasizing qualities like leadership, communication, and resilience.

TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is accredited by the National Accreditation of Christian Private Schools. In partnership with American High School who is a fully accredited K-12. With this partnership TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is able to reach students from around the world. Students will have access to make-Up and drop classes while being able to recover courses (including remedial, regular, honors courses. Students can enroll in up to 6 courses.


We provide students with the flexibility to learn at their own pace that meets their individual needs and agendas. The contemporary program and individualized plans help students discover their full potential in whatever pathway they choose in the future. Whether your student needs to be academically challenged, needs additional support, desires a more flexible schedule, and prefers to work from the comfort of the home, TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is a great choice! TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory offers a variety of tutoring opportunities, including assistance during both school sessions as well as evening tutoring options. Fee-based private tutoring sessions are also available. Available to all enrolled student-athletes, the summer school program is the perfect balance of ongoing coursework with personalized sport training.


Exceptional Student Education


The National Accreditation of Christian Private Schools is a Christian organization dedicated to recognizing and improving the spiritual and educational quality of Private and Christian Schools, regardless of size and student body. NACPS accredits public and private schools throughout Florida. NACPS accreditation is an ongoing five year cycle of quality whereby schools demonstrate the capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement.

Exciting news! TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory now offers students the opportunity to enroll in our high school program and simultaneously participate in Step Up For Students scholarship program, opening doors to earn scholarships for college. We are proud to announce that parents can utilize the Step Up For Students scholarship to enroll their children into this exceptional program.

Support Center

"Empowering Athletes, Inspiring Excellence”

The TLAP Sports Academy Support Center serves as the central hub for providing comprehensive assistance and guidance to athletes enrolled in TLAP Sports Academy. This dedicated support center is designed to offer a range of services aimed at nurturing the holistic development of student-athletes, combining both their athletic pursuits and academic endeavors.

Key functions of the TLAP Sports Academy Support Center may include:


  1. Academic Support:
    • Offering tutoring services to help student-athletes excel in their academic studies.
    • Providing resources and study materials to aid in educational success.


  1. Athletic Guidance:
    • Assisting athletes in setting and achieving their athletic goals.
    • Offering coaching and mentorship to enhance skill development and overall performance.


  1. Mental and Physical Wellness:
    • Providing resources for mental health support and stress management.
    • Offering guidance on physical fitness and injury prevention.


  1. Career and Life Skills Development:
    • Assisting athletes in preparing for life beyond sports, including career planning and skill-building.
    • Offering workshops and seminars on essential life skills.


  1. Logistical Support:
    • Addressing logistical concerns related to housing, travel, and other aspects of student life.
    • Serving as a point of contact for information and assistance.


  1. Communication Hub:
    • Facilitating communication between athletes, coaching staff, and administrative personnel.
    • Keeping athletes informed about important updates, schedules, and events.


  1. Wellness Programs:
    • Implementing wellness programs to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
    • Organizing workshops on nutrition, sleep, and other wellness-related topics.


  1. Community Building:
    • Fostering a sense of community among student-athletes.
    • Organizing social events and activities to promote camaraderie.


The TLAP Sports Academy Support Center acts as a comprehensive resource to ensure that student-athletes receive the support they need to thrive both academically and athletically. By addressing various aspects of their well-being, the support center contributes to the development of well-rounded individuals who are prepared for success in their chosen fields, both on and off the playing field.


PG/FD: Louis Graham

Prep/Head: Billy Auguste

Athletics

Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled journey into the heart of basketball excellence at TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory! Brace yourself for an unrivaled athletic program that stands tall among the elite in the Sunshine State. The helm of this powerhouse is none other than Head Coach Billy Auguste, boasting a staggering 20 years of coaching prowess. Coach Auguste's magic touch has launched numerous players into the collegiate arena and even propelled some into the professional leagues.


Fueling this triumphant march is the visionary Director of Basketball Operations, Louis Graham, whose dynamic leadership over the last 12 years has steered the program toward unprecedented heights. TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory isn't just a name; it's a nationally acclaimed institution that has propelled its players to amass a jaw-dropping $16 million in college scholarships in the past dozen years.


But the excitement doesn't stop there! In the 2020-2021 season, under the masterful guidance of Coach Graham, the Blackhawks clinched their first National Championship, etching their name in the annals of basketball history as a true national powerhouse. TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory's postgraduate program soared to the #3 spot in the Hoops Hidden Gems rankings for the southeast region! This incredible achievement solidifies its standing among the crème de la crème, securing a coveted spot among the top 20 programs in 2021. So, buckle up for an exhilarating ride through a realm where excellence knows no bounds, and TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory continues to redefine what it means to be at the pinnacle of postgraduate basketball programs!


Get ready to witness greatness, as TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory National Prep High School has received coveted invitations to showcase its talent at some of the nation's premier tournaments and events. From the iconic Iverson Classic Battle in the Bluff to the electric Iverson Classic Blackout Series and the star-studded RJ Hampton High School Showcase, our journey is an exhilarating ride through the heart of basketball excellence. Join us as we redefine the game and shape the future of champions!

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Student Living

Within 8 mins walking distance from TLAP Sports Academy campus, TLAP Sports Academy has joined forces with Artisan to provide our students with exquisitely renovated townhomes that boast office spaces and exclusive community and household amenities. As you step into our stunning gated community, you will immediately feel the comfort and security that our residents cherish when they call us home. Impeccable amenities, meticulously manicured grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a superior standard of living.


Our prime location ensures that convenient shopping, renowned schools, and local parks are all within easy reach, enhancing the overall experience for our students. We have left no stone unturned in attending to every detail to create an environment that fosters the enjoyment and well-being of our students. Their satisfaction is our utmost priority.


At TLAP Sports Academy, we firmly believe in prioritizing education as the cornerstone of success. We are committed to ensuring that our students have a rewarding and enriching experience while enrolled with us. We understand that putting education first sets the stage for their achievements and future accomplishments within our academy and beyond.

Student Living

Within 8 mins walking distance from TLAP Sports Academy campus, TLAP Sports Academy has joined forces with Artisan to provide our students with exquisitely renovated townhomes that boast office spaces and exclusive community and household amenities. As you step into our stunning gated community, you will immediately feel the comfort and security that our residents cherish when they call us home. Impeccable amenities, meticulously manicured grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a superior standard of living.


Our prime location ensures that convenient shopping, renowned schools, and local parks are all within easy reach, enhancing the overall experience for our students. We have left no stone unturned in attending to every detail to create an environment that fosters the enjoyment and well-being of our students. Their satisfaction is our utmost priority.


At TLAP Sports Academy, we firmly believe in prioritizing education as the cornerstone of success. We are committed to ensuring that our students have a rewarding and enriching experience while enrolled with us. We understand that putting education first sets the stage for their achievements and future accomplishments within our academy and beyond.

Student Living

Within 8 mins walking distance from TLAP Sports Academy campus, TLAP Sports Academy has joined forces with Artisan to provide our students with exquisitely renovated townhomes that boast office spaces and exclusive community and household amenities. As you step into our stunning gated community, you will immediately feel the comfort and security that our residents cherish when they call us home. Impeccable amenities, meticulously manicured grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a superior standard of living.


Our prime location ensures that convenient shopping, renowned schools, and local parks are all within easy reach, enhancing the overall experience for our students. We have left no stone unturned in attending to every detail to create an environment that fosters the enjoyment and well-being of our students. Their satisfaction is our utmost priority.


At TLAP Sports Academy, we firmly believe in prioritizing education as the cornerstone of success. We are committed to ensuring that our students have a rewarding and enriching experience while enrolled with us. We understand that putting education first sets the stage for their achievements and future accomplishments within our academy and beyond.

Student Living

Within 8 mins walking distance from TLAP Sports Academy campus, TLAP Sports Academy has joined forces with Artisan to provide our students with exquisitely renovated townhomes that boast office spaces and exclusive community and household amenities. As you step into our stunning gated community, you will immediately feel the comfort and security that our residents cherish when they call us home. Impeccable amenities, meticulously manicured grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a superior standard of living.


Our prime location ensures that convenient shopping, renowned schools, and local parks are all within easy reach, enhancing the overall experience for our students. We have left no stone unturned in attending to every detail to create an environment that fosters the enjoyment and well-being of our students. Their satisfaction is our utmost priority.


At TLAP Sports Academy, we firmly believe in prioritizing education as the cornerstone of success. We are committed to ensuring that our students have a rewarding and enriching experience while enrolled with us. We understand that putting education first sets the stage for their achievements and future accomplishments within our academy and beyond.

Student Living

Within 8 mins walking distance from TLAP Sports Academy campus, TLAP Sports Academy has joined forces with Artisan to provide our students with exquisitely renovated townhomes that boast office spaces and exclusive community and household amenities. As you step into our stunning gated community, you will immediately feel the comfort and security that our residents cherish when they call us home. Impeccable amenities, meticulously manicured grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a superior standard of living.


Our prime location ensures that convenient shopping, renowned schools, and local parks are all within easy reach, enhancing the overall experience for our students. We have left no stone unturned in attending to every detail to create an environment that fosters the enjoyment and well-being of our students. Their satisfaction is our utmost priority.


At TLAP Sports Academy, we firmly believe in prioritizing education as the cornerstone of success. We are committed to ensuring that our students have a rewarding and enriching experience while enrolled with us. We understand that putting education first sets the stage for their achievements and future accomplishments within our academy and beyond.

Student Living

Within 8 mins walking distance from TLAP Sports Academy campus, TLAP Sports Academy has joined forces with Artisan to provide our students with exquisitely renovated townhomes that boast office spaces and exclusive community and household amenities. As you step into our stunning gated community, you will immediately feel the comfort and security that our residents cherish when they call us home. Impeccable amenities, meticulously manicured grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a superior standard of living.


Our prime location ensures that convenient shopping, renowned schools, and local parks are all within easy reach, enhancing the overall experience for our students. We have left no stone unturned in attending to every detail to create an environment that fosters the enjoyment and well-being of our students. Their satisfaction is our utmost priority.


At TLAP Sports Academy, we firmly believe in prioritizing education as the cornerstone of success. We are committed to ensuring that our students have a rewarding and enriching experience while enrolled with us. We understand that putting education first sets the stage for their achievements and future accomplishments within our academy and beyond.

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2532 W Tharpe St, Tallahasess FL

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850-800-1981

TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory

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Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Sunday & Saturday

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