Back to News Salt Lake City, UT. – December 7, 2023 – US Performance Academy (USPA), the only fully accredited, NCAA-approved online school for committed student-athletes in grades 6 through 12, announces an exciting new partnership with USA Climbing. USPA will offer student-athletes the flexibility to train and compete at the highest level while obtaining a rigorous, high-quality education that is custom-tailored to fit within their family’s busy lifestyle. “Our world-class athletes and aspiring Olympians have demanding schedules that require flexibility to fully accomplish their goals,” said Marc Norman, CEO of USA Climbing. “For our athletes and families, a world-class education is a top priority and USPA is meeting a need for us. This partnership signifies a commitment to reaching new heights, both on and off the wall, as we empower the next generation of climbers to excel academically and athletically.” Blending rigorous, comprehensive, and technologically advanced curriculum with the human attention and guidance from individual learning coaches, USPA supports the student-athlete’s unique schedule, creates a pathway towards their personal, professional, and athletic goals, and leverages the latest technology for an on-the-go environment. Many of the school’s faculty members and learning coaches are former elite-level athletes who competed on the international stage and understand the challenges of balancing sports commitments with education expectations. “At USPA, our team of learning coaches and teachers understand the demands of high-performing student-athletes,” said Pete Smith, Founder and President of USPA. “We are excited to introduce our model to USA Climbing families. USPA is a great fit for elite climbers that are traveling the world to compete at their very best.” USPA will offer USA Climbing student-athletes a rigorous, yet supportive education experience and the flexibility to train, travel, and compete around the world. All students work with an individual learning coach who helps them stay connected and on track with their schooling. Whether a student aspires to compete in the Olympics, professionally, or at the collegiate level, USPA helps them achieve their athletic goals without missing a beat in school. USAC members can claim a discount on middle school, high school, and post graduate tuition by connecting with a USPA family advisor. About US Performance Academy Founded in 2012 by athletes for athletes, US Performance Academy is the online school for elite athletes in grades 6-12 that provides the flexibility to achieve both athletic and academic success. Through a comprehensive educational support program for the whole student-athlete, USPA teachers, learning coaches, counselors, and coaches create a community where online education and performance intersect with a human connection. About USA Climbing USA Climbing is the national governing body for competitive climbing in the United States, supporting athletes, coaches, and events across the country. As a nonprofit organization, USA Climbing’s mission is to promote the growth and development of climbing while advocating for the sport’s values of inclusivity, sportsmanship, and environmental responsibility.