OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FOCUS ON SKILLS THAT CAN BE USED TO ACHIEVE GOALS IN THE FUTURE.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS WE OFFER
Beyond the Horizon
As part of the Coastal Outreach Soccer, coaches stress the need for academic excellence. The literacy levels in our community are among those lowest in Georgia. Realizing the need to support youth literacy students are provided a grade level appropriate book and students may also check out books from their school library. Comprehension of reading material is fundamental, and coaches stress the need to students to assimilate information just as much they are learning out on the field. Beyond the Horizon literacy program participants will read 24 Accelerated Reader (AR) books per year and complete AR assessments administrated by the Glynn County School system. COS middle to high school girls program launched its book club Spring 2019 in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. They meet each week for discussion and reflection writing. COS is launching the middle to high school boys book club this fall 2019. Each participant who maintains a B average and attends 80% of book club sessions will be recognized as an Academic All-American during COS annual awards night held in June.
Big Play Center of Excellence
Coastal Outreach Academies opened the doors of a renovated 1550 square donated portable for 6th to 12th graders from low to moderate income families to receive academic support Monday to Friday during after school hours. Students are not charge any fees to attend or receive services from mentors and volunteers at the academic center. The center has 20 Chromebooks that are available for students to use for test preparation, review of course work, completion of homework, and gives this group of students’ accesses to technology. The center has become a safe environment for students to improve the literacy skills, receive academic support services, explore careers, college preparation and develop leadership skills. COS high school students who were dual enroll students since 2013 completed over 200 college credits saving up to $167,000 in college tuition.
COS Science Technology Engineering Math, STEM, providing opportunities throughout the year for COS student athletes ages 7 to 18 years old to explore STEM areas through very interactive programs. Student athletes will have opportunities to work individually and in small teams. COS goal is to develop student-athletes with the ability to problem solve so they are prepared for technology careers.
COS book clubs for 6th to 12th grade boys and girls have interactive discussion sessions during each semester. The book clubs are facilitated by community volunteers. Student athletes meet twice a month with facilitators in small groups.
Stem and Play
STEM and PLAY program is designed to engage elementary students and parents/guardian in fun activities. Once a month during the fall and spring seasons student athletes will play a game on Saturday morning then they will be given a snack with the opportunity to participate in an hour of STEM at the Big Play Center of Excellence.
Coding powers everything from a child’s latest toy, gaming systems, cell phones, cars, to the most advanced robotics. COS brings this new basic language to its student athletes in a phase development program that allows them to develop programing skills.
COS student athletes build robotics using kits that allow for many hours of exploration and programing. Robotic teams are setup to allow student athletes to rotate to different roles during the build and coding process.
COS Student Athletes use coding skills they develop to code Virtual Reality experiences that they can explore and share with others. Student Athletes can design VR games to play as well as VR walk through of houses.
The sports analytics industry continues to grow as more professional and college teams understands the importance of data analysis as it relates to athlete’s performance and scouting. COS student athletes wear devices that track their bio mechanical and soccer related performance. Student Athletes will develop the skills to analyze and present data to improve individual and team outcomes.