Model For Learning
Developing Skills • Competitive Competence • Social / Cultural Aptitude
Rush Soccer has partnered with ALTD Learning to create a special program called Rush Education. ALTD Learning is a fully accredited licensed institution that has over 20 years of experience, boasting 1,000’s of student/athletes the opportunity to grow in learning in both school and sport. ALTD’s proven success in the classroom paired with Rush Soccer’s success on the field gives student athletes the unique blended approach to schooling they’ve always dreamed of. When you are passionate about something, you put your mind, body and soul behind it. This is our ambition. We have an incredible staff with years and years of experience. The ultimate goal is to create an environment to motivate the student to be excited and determined to become an exceptional student with exceptional soccer skills.
Our school of learning is different from most, in that we believe that every student must have a discipline of focus when entering into the Rush Education environment. That discipline or passion is the connecting point for engagement with every student. It’s at this place where the learning process begins. We are strong believers that a dynamic learning culture is achieved when the soft and practical skills of an individual are developed, then applied, and measured within a competitive platform. Individualization, skill development, and competitive competence are at the forefront of Rush Education’s educational philosophy. We value the strong connection that our school makes with its families, and are pleased to have the opportunity to share the history and vision of Rush Education with you.
Our program is a registered accredited educational brick-and-mortar school with traditional classroom instruction utilizing an accredited curriculum in the State of Florida. We are accredited by the AdvancED – Cognia Accreditation Commission, the NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the SAC’s Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
Monday- Friday the typical day is 2 hours of class and 2 hours of soccer training in the morning. Followed by 2 hours of academic class and 3 hours of soccer training in the afternoon.
7:30am to 4:00pm daily Monday – Friday.
(22.5 hours of work per week)
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Assessment is a vital part of the Rush Education educational process.
Learning Styles Profile
Rush Education assesses five aspects of learning styles to develop a Learning Styles Profile specific to each child. The profile helps parents better understand their child’s blueprint for learning and offers helpful study tips and techniques. By understanding their child’s learning style, parents can help their children excel not only in school but also in life.
Families may request an in-depth phone consultation for an additional fee, during which a learning style coach with advanced training reviews the Learning Styles Profile and discusses how the results could be applied to a student’s individual learning goals. During this consultation, families learn how to implement data from the Learning Styles Profile to support student success in specific courses.
Diagnostic assessments are designed to provide parents, students, and teachers with specific information about what skills the student has and has not mastered. The results empower students, parents, and Teachers to pinpoint, assign, and review those areas the student must master before moving on to more complex concepts.
Our approach is mastery-based, and students need to demonstrate that they understand assignments and courses. In this light, we have developed a student-centered approach to assessment that helps us better understand each child and measure the effectiveness of our courses.
All students participate in Performance Series assessments in the first and last lessons of their English and Math courses. These assessments play a crucial role in monitoring student growth and measuring school improvement. Performance Series assessments provide adaptive content so that each learner is assessed according to their own skill levels. Students access the assessments within their course material in the Learning Management System (LMS).
In addition to being convenient and suited to personalized learning, the assessments give immediate feedback on students’ individual progress toward core objectives. The detailed reports also feature norm referencing to compare CMA to the rest of the nation. A parent summary is included.
Our learning team
Rush Education’s Learning Team is credentialed, possess strong subject area expertise, and demonstrate a passion for teaching. We understand the goal of education is to encourage students to discover and develop their interests, talents, and natural gifts. This approach inspires students to become active learners who think independently, communicate effectively, and see themselves as members of a global community.
Director of Education
Ms. White joined Club Med Academies in 2015 as the Assistant Director of Education. She was promoted to Director of Education in 2016. In this position, she revises and formulates policies, oversees the evaluation, selection, and integration of curricula for the school, and evaluates the effectiveness of the curriculum instructors. During her time at CMA, she acquired the NCAA license and transitioned CMA into becoming a fully-accredited school through AdvancEd Cognia. In 2019, Ms. White continued to develop the academic program and helped to acquire a Corporation Systems License to implement and develop accredited schools worldwide. Kerry-Jane has a deep passion for sports and the powerful impact they can have on a student’s personal development and growth. She is also an A.S.A, STA, and a U.S.A licensed swimming coach—and has trained multiple students to reach the Junior Olympics.
Siena Del Mastro
Ms. Del Mastro joined Altitude Academies in June 2022 as a representative for the Admissions department. She has over three and a half years of experience working in college Admissions. From September 2018 to September 2021, she served as an Admissions Counselor at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University working with students from the prospective admissions application process through enrollment. In September 2021, Siena was promoted to the Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment and Admissions at FAU, now working directly with the transfer population from prospective to enrollment. In addition, Siena currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor in the FAU Leadership minor and teaches courses such as Introduction to Leadership and FAU iSucceed, a college readiness course. She is also a third semester doctoral student in the Higher Education Leadership Ph.D. program at FAU and graduated with her master’s degree in the same field in May 2021. Siena is excited to be a part of the team and looks forward to working with the students at Altitude.
Live Support & Interaction
Once a week the certified teacher works with each student individually to reflect on their effectiveness with each content area
The mixture of sport and academic rigor dispersed over the course of the day maximizes efficiency in both sport and academics.
Rush Education takes the best elements of education and makes those elements the foundation of our school. We individualize education. We use technology to accelerate learning.
Teacher to Student Ratio
Classrooms are set up with a low teacher-to-student ratio of 1:10. This approach inspires our students to become active learners who think independently, communicate effectively, and see themselves as capable learners.
National Honor & Junior Honor Societies
Since its inception in 1929, the National Honor Society has recognized outstanding high school students whose accomplishments go beyond excellent academic performance and include exceptional leadership, service, and character qualities.
Rush Education makes sure that NHS/NJHS is open to all eligible students who meet scholastic and character requirements. An official induction ceremony is held annually for students and their families.