Student athletes attend the ASAD training facility for half of their school day and the other half is spent at their home school within the partnering school board. The school board is responsible for delivering the academic component. Each student athlete is provided with an individualized learning program, which aligns with their Individual Pathway Plans. The learning plan is designed in conjunction with ASAD staff, guidance counselors at partner school boards, student, and their parents/guardians to ensure each student athlete has the opportunity to graduate with 30 credits in four years to qualify them for post-secondary destinations. While attending ASAD, and under the direction of school board teachers, student athletes will work towards credits in health and physical education, cooperative education and a variety E-learning courses as selected by students and their guidance counselors.
ASAD provides each student athlete with a tailored athletic development plan, which adheres to the appropriate stage of the Long Term Athlete Development model for their respective sport. Student athletes participate in sport specific strength and conditioning, sports psychology, sports nutrition, lifestyle management and other performance enhancement services that set them up for success both in sport and in their careers post sport. Student athletes are also provided with opportunities to enhance their levels of physical literacy through exposure to other sports and recreational opportunities, promoting activity for life.