They still have no coaches for the Girls program which is supposed to be the premiere team on campus. It's a ski school with olympian alumni? Currently no coach no skiers. They had arguably the best girl hockey recruit in the country this year and couldn't get her in the college of her choice do to the shabby academic program and non-existent standards. Don't do it! Don't fall for it! Keep looking!
National Sports Academy is a private high school in Lake Placid. The principal of National Sports Academy is Kim Dow and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 88 students attend National Sports Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The student to teacher ratio at National Sports Academy is 6:1. Lake Placid Junior Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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NSA families many who paid upward of $50 000 to attend this school were given a reduced athletic program run by inexperienced coaches. The headmaster had no experience to oversee the unique program offered by NSA. We chose NSA based on the rigorous hockey program it advertised to us which included 3 practices to every game played exposure to colleges and to play in the best league for women s hockey in the country. By parent s weekend which was early October the female hockey program had no coach in place no uniforms for the team and 3 highly scouted tournaments were being cut from the schedule. Practice ice time was being reduced and all staff was being asked to take a pay cut. Any college commitments they refer to were either in place before September 2013 or the students placed themselves. The school can take no credit for this. I am not a disgruntled parent just stating the facts as we lived them from August to May.
The reviews by parents that say negative things about the school are due to disagreements with coaching changes. It is unfourtunate that they feel the need to say hurtful things about the school publically. I sincerely hope that they find the right school and hockey coach for their daughter. We currently have an impressive coaching staff that have worked for the NHL and played on international teams themselves! What wasn`t said in these parent reviews of our school is all of the aspects of the school that are great and that helped their child become a better athlete student and community member. Our graduates this year are heading off to D1 Universities prestigious top colleges and excellent Juniors teams. The students are cared about deeply by the faculty and staff and parents know their child is safe. I had many wonderful conversations with these parents and know they want what is best for their children! Submitted by a teacher
NSA is not the school it once was. They destroyed dreams and aspirations! We were promised everything and received nothing but heartache and grief! Save your money and your time there are better schools for your child to achieve their Olympic aspirations!
I love this school. The teachers are fantastic and the school has a great family atmosphere. The school is located within walking distance to town and the Olympic Arena. The kids are down to earth and very devoted to their sports and their schooling. I disagree with the previous post. The school was over staffed and now has the right ratio of staff to students.