The Express Academy program will help each player strive to become better in the classroom as we provide many levels of academic support.
The Walpole Express’ primary focus is to develop students both on and off the ice. Though it is an untraditional route, our high school age athletes can choose online education. Our athletes have such a rigorous season schedule. With online school, we can now accommodate that demanding training schedule, offer more individual/small group on- and off- ice skill development during the day, and challenge our students to become strong independent learners when they enroll in advanced coursework.
The goal of the Express Academy is to help every one of our players become better student-athletes each day as they work towards their goal of playing hockey at the collegiate level. The “Station” (located at Rodman Arena), available to our students Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm, will provide a structured work environment for our students. To ensure our students take their online school work seriously, our academy will provide a proctored study hall. Our students will arrive at 8:00am ready to work. Students will have daily check-ins with their advisors where academic goals will be made to ensure that their schoolwork gets done in a timely manner. Once goals are met, students will have full access to on-ice skill sessions and team workouts.
Express Academy offers endless amount of support from our advisors. Students will receive one on one classroom attention to help provide them with tutoring, academic progress reports, and pushes them to work harder in the classroom than ever before.
Our experienced advisors will also provide help to their students with the college application process, NCAA eligibility, and standardized test preparation.
The Express Academy is available to all High School age players.
Jon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. He went on to receive his master’s degree in Educational Leadership. At Bridgton Academy Jon was a 4-year teacher, assistant dean of students, and coach. He has many years of experience working with kids with various learning patterns/disabilities. Jon also is an experienced academic proctor.
Danielle graduated from Boston College in 2014 with a degree in Secondary Education and Applied Psychology and Human Development. She then received her master’s degree in 2015 in Special Education – Moderate Special Needs. Before Danielle joined the Express she worked at Newton North High School as a Special Education teacher.
Molly graduated from UMass Boston with a bachelors in Excercise Science. She also holds a masters in Special Education and Reading in Literacy. A licensed teacher in Massachusetts for Special Education, Elementary Education, and Reading Specialist, Molly has taught for the past 11 years.
$500/month enrollment fee provides our students with access to:
- The Station (our Academic Lounge)
- Individualized Academic Plan
- One on One Academic Support (Proctoring, Tutoring, Progress Reports)
- Individual/Small Group on- and off- ice skill development, video sessions
- Access to Express Weight Room
- Help with college application process, NCAA eligibility, standardized test preparation
Online schooling fees will vary based on the program you chose. We recommend University of Nebraska High School (see below for details), however some states offer free online education.