TLAP Sports Academy

The Education & Sports Academy

EST. 2011

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About TLAP Sports Academy

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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.



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 24 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.

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Thank you for your interest in TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory. TLAP is nationally recognized and offers top notch academics and competitive athletics programs.

We would love to share more about TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory and how we can serve your family. Please click below to apply today. We are a co-educational, college preparatory high school, serving grades 9 through 12 and post graduate. TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is located in the great city of Tallahassee, Florida. On 11 acre campus in the heart of Tallahassee, Florida.

The best way to learn more about TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is to schedule a visit and take a tour of our campus. For international students or anyone that is not available to visit, we are happy to schedule a Zoom, Facetime or Skype interview as well. Please take the time to navigate through our website to collect as much information as you can and learn about who we are as a academy, what we have to offer our students and how we may be the right choice for you when looking towards your future.

Feel free to click our online application form to contact us and we will be in touch with you to answer any questions you may have about becoming a Blackhawk. Our Admissions Department is looking forward to meeting you.


Admissions Department

Deadlines and Decisions

Early Action

Applications (including financial aid applications) should be completed by December 5 to be included in early action decisions.

Regular Decision

Applications (including financial aid applications) should be completed by February 5 to be included in regular decisions. After February 5, applicants are considered on a rolling basis.

Admission decision and financial aid awards are made available on February 5 for early action decisions and March 5 for regular decisions through your TLAP Admissions Portal. Admitted students are required to return the contract and deposit by June 1 or the date specified on the contract.

What is the difference between early action and regular decisions?

Early action is an opt-in opportunity for you to get your decision six weeks earlier than our regular decision process. Early action is non-binding, and gives you additional time to make your decision so you can wait to hear from other schools on March 5 before making your final decision on June 1.

The TLAP Sports Academy program is specifically designed for students in grades 6 to 12. We offer a comprehensive and tailored curriculum that caters to the unique needs of high school students. Our program combines rigorous academics with specialized sports training to provide a holistic educational experience. Within our program, students have the opportunity to pursue their academic studies while receiving top-notch athletic training and coaching. We believe in fostering a balance between academics and sports, allowing students to excel in both areas and prepare for future academic and athletic endeavors.

Our dedicated faculty and coaches work closely with students, providing individualized attention and support to help them succeed academically and athletically. We understand the importance of a well-rounded education, and our program emphasizes not only athletic development but also critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

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TLAP Esports Program

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Exciting news! TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory now offers students the opportunity to enroll in our high school program and simultaneously participate in our eSports 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.

Our eSports program provides students with a unique avenue to develop their skills and passion for competitive gaming while pursuing their high school education. Through our comprehensive curriculum, students not only engage in rigorous academic coursework but also receive specialized training and coaching in eSports disciplines.

By participating in our eSports program, students have the chance to showcase their talents on a competitive level and potentially earn scholarships for college. We understand the growing significance of eSports in the academic and professional world, and we are dedicated to nurturing the talents of our students in this field.

Moreover, TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory is pleased to partner with Step Up For Students, offering parents the opportunity to access scholarships that can help fund their child's education in our program. We believe that financial barriers should not hinder deserving students from accessing quality education and pursuing their dreams.

At TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory, we are committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience that combines academics and eSports, empowering students to excel both in the classroom and in their chosen eSports disciplines. Through scholarships and dedicated support, we strive to make this transformative opportunity accessible to students who aspire to succeed academically and professionally in the eSports realm.

Enroll your child in TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory today and unlock their potential in high school academics and eSports, while leveraging the benefits of the Step Up For Students scholarship program. Together, we can pave the way for a bright future for your child.

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Your Campus Visit

We are happy to learn that you are interested in TLAP Sports Academy! Please reach out to our office to schedule your visit to campus. Appointments are typically scheduled between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday with some Saturday availability based on the school schedule.

While we encourage families to visit campus, we recognize that it is not always possible to do so. If you are unable to visit campus we are more than happy to schedule a time for you to have a conversation with an admissions counselor over Zoom.

Give us a call to schedule your campus visit or Zoom call at 850-800-1981

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Academic Program

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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.

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory has been committed to enrolling the most outstanding applicants, regardless of their ability to pay. Through our commitment to affordability, need-based financial assistance and flexible payment plans are available. This year, TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory approximately gave more than $80,000 in need-based financial aid was awarded.

For additional information on our application process, tuition rates for boarding, day students, online student or our financial aid process, please contact our admissions department.

Affording an independent

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

Boarding: $25,900

Day: $9,065

International: $45,000

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.

Accepted Students

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Enrollment Portal

If you've been accepted to TLAP Sports Academy, congratulations! We look forward to helping you with the next steps in the process.


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If you know your decision or have questions that we can answer, let us know here.


If you are ready to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year, log into the Enrollment Portal to access enrollment materials.

If you need assistance with access to your Portal account or have questions about the enrollment process, please contact Ola Starling in the Admission Office and she will be glad to help you! Dr. Ola Starling can be reached at 850-800-1981

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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.

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2023-24 Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

louis graham

head coach

PHONE: 850-800-1981

Billy Auguste

Associate Head Coach

PHONE: 850-800-1981

TLAP Sports Academy Preparatory

Main Office


2532 W Tharpe St, Tallahasess FL

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday & Saturday


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