At OTE, we believe in the power of a personalized, self-directed approach to education. Our athletes are empowered with the agency and opportunity to create their path to mastery of grade level content at their own pace, with the support of our content specific, professional Learning Facilitators. OTE Academic programming consists of 5 key components.

Personalized Learning

We have partnered with Xceed Prep to provide a comprehensive online learning platform for all athletes that provides them with the resources and content needed to help them master grade level content for their classes. Athletes are programmed into coursework based on their Personalized Learning Plans that track to high school graduation at the end of their senior year.

Our “X- factor” is our dynamic team of educators that we call Learning Facilitators. Our on-site Learning Facilitators have a history of success in the field of education, strong content knowledge, and have been trained to ensure that on site learning sessions are engaging, interactive, and filled with debate about complex issues and content that will ensure a strong transfer of knowledge.

Learning Facilitator Sessions:

  • Daily on site sessions with content specific Learning Facilitators that are designed to help students understand and master the content presented in their grade level courses.
  • 4:1 or 1:1 academic support and content specific tutoring
  • Responsive to athlete self-directed pacing and learning goals for each week. In person instruction support is tailored weekly to help them reach their learning goals.

While traveling, athletes will work on their classwork online and have the opportunity to use online platforms to schedule remote learning sessions with their learning facilitators. After hours tutoring and homework support is available daily through our partners at Revolution Prep

Academic Mentors

Each athlete will be assigned a “mentor” of their choice to check in with them weekly to plan their academic progress and set goals for the week.

Advisory Sessions/Opening & Closing Huddles

We will begin and end our day with an opening/closing huddle to focus on our commitment to creating a strong brotherhood bond among our athletes and focus on developing connections between them on and off the court.

Life Skills Curriculum

The purpose of our Life Skills Curriculum is to prepare the next generation of elite athletes for a career in professional basketball. Our goal is to ensure that our athletes leave OTE with the tools and skills needed to lead meaningful and sustained careers in professional basketball as well as the ability to create a pathway forward after their time as professional athletes.

OTE athletes will receive training in the following content areas to help them achieve that goal:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Social Media/Media Training
  • Advocacy in Sports
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • The Business of Basketball.

Life skills classes will be integrated into the weekly academic time and will be facilitated by learning facilitators, OTE academics staff, and industry leading professionals and athletes.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities (College Credit)

Athletes who are interested in earning college credit during their time at OTE will have the opportunity to enroll in up to 12 units each year through our partnership with Xceed Prep which offers dual enrollment through the University of Pittsburgh and Dual enrollment courses begin every two weeks, which allows athletes to sign up for a course at any time throughout the year. The flexible format ensures that students can manage their high school and college assignments seamlessly.