Social studies and foreign language courses prepare student-athletes for college
(CHANDLER, Ariz.) October 27, 2015 – Odysseyware, a leading provider of rigorous and customizable online courses for K-12 education, now offers dozens of additional courses approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
As part of its Odysseyware Academy, the company has added courses in social studies, French, and Spanish to its online curriculum. NCAA-approved courses in English, science, and math remain available to all students. Like all Odysseyware courses, the new offerings are completely web-based and customizable. In addition, the 36 NCAA approved courses provide Division 1 student athletes enough course options to complete their full core academic requirements.
“Our team of educators work tirelessly to create rigorous, engaging and customizable lessons for our district partners and students nationwide. We are thrilled that so many more of our courses have exceeded the high expectations of the NCAA,” said Beth TeGrotenhuis, president of Odysseyware and CEO of its parent company, Glynlyon. “We are confident our courses will ensure more college-bound athletes develop the academic skills needed to succeed after high school graduation and into their adult lives.”
The NCAA's Eligibility Center determines every college-bound student-athlete’s eligibility to practice, play, and earn athletic scholarships in NCAA Divisions I and II. In order to qualify, students must meet specific academic benchmarks starting as early as their freshman year.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Odysseyware is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Completely web-based, Odysseyware provides 21st-century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics, and professional development. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists.