EduKick_USA_Overview

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EduKick USA – Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA)
"Academic Year"
Soccer Boarding High School
in affiliation with…
EduKick USA – PIA affiliated High School is:
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EduKick USA - PIA
Mercyhurst Graduates
Mercyhurst Prep graduates have attended top U.S. colleges and
universities, including:
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Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Notre Dame
Cornell
University of Chicago
Carnegie Mellon
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Brown
Columbia
Dartmouth
Vassar
College of William & Mary
Case Western.
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EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Facilities Include:
 19 outdoor full size natural grass soccer pitches
 Indoor Fieldhouse, includes 2 regulation size turf soccer fields
 Athletic club and state of the art fitness centre (gym)
 Housing Centre – 116 rooms, offers Dormitory style lodging
 Dining hall – Located inside the Housing centre can accommodate up to 400 people
in one sitting and allows up to 4 separate areas for groups and conferences. Wi-Fi
internet access is available
 Cafeteria – Located in the housing centre the cafeteria offers a variety of healthy
meals and is available for Breakfast, lunch and dinner
 Games room - place for participants to relax and spend down time playing ping
pong, air hockey and pool. There are a variety of video game consoles and a giant 7
foot satellite TV screen along with comfortable couches and places to visit
 Indoor Sports dome – The primary training centre for EduKick USA soccer players
during the winter months. There is also Miniature golf course and an arcade zone
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EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Boarding School
Head Technical Soccer Coach
 Coach SAM TOJAGA - Born and raised in British Columbia Canada, member of
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the Canadian Under16 and Under 18 National Team Programs
Moved to Erie PA in 1994 and guided the Erie Admirals Under-19 and 20 Teams to
State Championships in 1995 and 1996. Coached the Under-12 State Champions,
2003 and 2005
Seven Region Titles, Four Time PIAA State Quarter Finalist and State Semi Finalist
Assisted over 55 Cathedral Prep Soccer Players attend various Colleges and
Universities on Soccer Scholarships and has relationships with many of the top US
Colleges & Universities
Coaching Director of EduKick USA – PIA and the Erie Admirals SC, in charge of
twelve youth teams and over 85 junior aged players
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Affiliated Youth Soccer Club
EduKick USA – PIA affiliated US Youth Soccer Club:
ERIE ADMIRALS
All EduKick USA – PIA student-soccer players train daily under EduKick technical
soccer coaching staff and also are inserted onto an Erie Admiral Soccer Club team
according to age and level where they train twice weekly and play a weekend
match.
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Mercyhurst Preparatory School
 One of the top high schools in America
 Founded in 1926
 100% university placement
 Total enrollment 650 students
 Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the
United States Department of Education.
 Students can choose from three levels of academic study:
 Basic College Preparatory Program
 Honors Classes
 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB)
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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
 Mercyhurst offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate
Program.
 The IB program promotes critical thinking, communication, and
integration of the information through in depth study of major
areas of knowledge.
 Successful completion of the IB program earns a diploma
recognized for university admission at colleges and universities
throughout the world.
For more information on IB program: www.ibo.org
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Study in America
“We strongly encourage international students to study in the United States, and are committed to helping them
choose the American college or university that best meets there needs.”
Judith A. McHale
Under Secretary of State for
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
“EduKick International Football Academies is pleased to offer our international students worldwide the
opportunity to study and train daily in the US with our partners at PIA and Mercyhurst Prep. This is a fantastic
opportunity for international players to continue their soccer development and education in the US and also to
begin their US College or University soccer program search.”
Joseph W. Bilotta, Founder & Owner, EduKick, INC.
EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA)
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To Best Prepare for College Soccer in America
 Attend top high school soccer academy in America thereby
exposing yourself to US College & University Soccer
Coaches.
 By studying and playing soccer in America and living in
Dormitory with American students, you will:
 Learn to read, write, and speak English
 Learn and understand Western culture
 Learn to adapt to social and lifestyle change
 Prove to U.S. colleges you can academically achieve within the
American educational system
 Living in dormitory prepares for college dorm experience
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Students participate in study hall sessions daily
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EduKick USA – PIA
Language Classes
World Languages
Sequence
French I
College Prep
Spanish I
College Prep
French I
MPS Pre-IB/Honors
Spanish I
MPS Pre-IB/Honors
Madarin Chinese I
Honors
French II
College Prep
Spanish II
College Prep
French II
MPS Pre-IB/Honors
Spanish II
MPS Pre-IB/Honors
Madarin Chinese II
Honors
French III
College Prep
Spanish III
College Prep
French III
IB/Honors
Spanish III
IB/Honors
French IV
College Prep
Spanish IV
College Prep
French IV
IB/Honors
Spanish IV
IB/Honors
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Social Studies Classes
Social Studies
Sequence
World Cultures
College Prep
World Cultures
MPS Pre-IB/ Honors
Government/Economics
College Prep
Government/Economics
MPS Pre-IB/ Honors
Americas
College Prep
Americas
Honors
Modern American History
College Prep
Modern American
History
Honors
Psychology
College Prep
Art History
IB/Honors
Art History
College Prep
Americas History
(Two Year Program)
IB
World History
(Two Year Program)
IB
EduKick USA – PIA
Sciences Classes
Science
Sequence
Science Concepts
College Prep
Chemistry
College Prep
Biology
College Prep
Physics
College Prep
Science Concepts
MPS Pre-IB/ Honors
Chemistry
IB/ Honors
Biology I
IB/Honors
Physics
Honors
Chemistry II
IB/Honors
and/or
Biology II
IB/Honors
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Mathematics Classes
Mathematics
Sequence
Pre-Algebra
College Prep
Algebra I
College Prep
Algebra I
Honors
Algebra I
MPS Pre-IB
Geometry
MPS Pre-IB
Algebra I
College Prep
Geometry
College Prep
Geometry
Honors
Geometry
MPS Pre-IB
Algebra II/Trig
IB
Informal Geometry
College Prep
Algebra II
College Prep
Algebra II/Trig
Honors
Algebra II/Trig
IB
Calculus
IB
Algebra II
College Prep
Trigonometry
College Prep
Senior Math
College Prep
Calculus I
Honors
Discrete Math
IB
Calculus I
IB
Calculus II
IB
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English Classes
English
Sequence
Freshman English
College Prep
Freshman English
MPS Pre-IB/ Honors
Sophomore English
College Prep
Sophomore English
MPS Pre-IB/ Honors
Junior English
College Prep
Senior English
College Prep
Junior English
Honors
Senior English
Honors
Jr./Sr. Humanities
(Two Year Program)
IB
(Year 1)
Jr./Sr. Humanities
(Two Year Program)
IB
(Year 2)
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Theology Classes
Theology
Sequence
Freshman Theology
College Prep
Sophomore Theology
College Prep
Christian Ethics
College Prep
Religions of the World
College Prep
Religions of the World
Honors/IB
Christian Ethics
Honors
Peer Leadership
College Prep
Christian Ethics
College Prep
Christian Ethics
Honors
Religions of the World
College Prep
Religions of the World
IB/Honors
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Mercyhurst Prep
Technology Classes
TECHNOLOGY/BUSINESS
• Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Word
• MS Power Point
• MS Excel
• MS Publisher
• MS Access
• Intro to Programming
• Programming in Visual C++
• Design Online
• Accounting
• Term Elective: Financial Planning, Saving and
Investing, and Banking and Credit
• Year Elective: Your Financial Future
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Additional Classes
Mercyhurst Prep
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
• Principles of Wellness and Fitness
• Cross Training
• Personal Fitness
• Advanced PE Topics
HEALTH EDUCATION
• Health I, II, III
• Athletic Training
INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES
• Career Internship
• Theory of Knowledge, Honors/*IB Requirement
• Academic Skills
• Literacy Skills
• Intro to Flight
• Intro Restaurant/Cafeteria Management
• Roe v. Wade
• Intro to Logic
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Student Clubs
In addition to the EduKick USA – PIA soccer player`s daily training sessions there are many Mercyhurst Prep
School Student Clubs to choose from:
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National Honor Society
Photo Club
Dance Team
Finance Club
Feed the Hungry
History Club
Speech and Debate
Peace Corps Club
Student Government
Women in Motion
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Visual Media Club
Golf Club
Student Politics Club
Mu Alpha Theta-Math Club
Model U.N.
National Art Honor Society
Snow Ski Club
Book Club
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Soccer Development
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Training 5 times per week (Monday to Friday) 
Individual training plans
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Seasonal soccer program outline
Bi-weekly communication to
parents/guardians regarding the athletes
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Set soccer specific goals for each student
athlete
Perform informal and formal performance
evaluations
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Written academic report cards provided by
affiliate school Mercyhurst Prep
Trips/tournaments/exposure pertaining to
the development and promotion of the athletes
within the program to help athletes attain
college scholarships/or play at the highest
level in soccer
Provide regular program news via specific
blog, Facebook and YouTube and twitter
accounts.
Supervised residency placement includes
Three (3) meals daily.
Documents and letters of invitation for all
student-athletes who require student visas to
study in USA
Soccer Uniform/Kit package to include 3 sets
of training socks, shorts, jersey and a tracksuit
Placement to local club/teams. Our direct
affiliated soccer club are the Erie Admirals:
www.erie-admirals.com
Supervised “Core Fitness” Gym Training
Schedule for duration of the academic year
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Playing Soccer and Studying at a U.S. College Has Many Benefits…
 Opportunity to be drafted as a professional player into Major
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League Soccer
Competitive advantage in the workplace
Higher-paying job
Development of skills and flexibility needed to work globally
More personal independence
Builds English fluency and Intercultural Competence (ICC)
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Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA)
www.piacademy.org
more information on EduKick partners PIA…
 PIA is a residential and student administration affiliate
located near Mercyhurst.
 PIA provides housing 24/7 for international students that
attend its affiliated school, Mercyhurst.
 PIA provides total support to international students from
registration and admission to graduation and college
acceptance with over 100 personal services offered.
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Additional PIA Services
 Additional Services:
 Regular support and communication around all soccer related
services associated with EduKick USA - PIA
 A safe student environment with daily food service
 Administration of all fees
 Parent communications from registration to graduation
 Daily understanding of American culture
 Access to top doctors and heath care services
 ESL support when necessary
 Study support offered to students
 Well trained staff with over 200 years of combined experience
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Residence Campus
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Frequently Asked Questions
1) What are your detailed expenses?
 Tuition $39,990 USD (includes all education, accommodation and soccer)
 Deposit: $4,500 applied toward tuition
 Basic Activity Fee Included in Tuition Cost
 Medical Coverage Included in Tuition Cost
 Books Included in Tuition Cost
 Uniforms & Soccer Gear Included in Tuition Cost
 3 Meals Per Day Included in Tuition Cost
 $20 .00 per week spending allowance
 Includes free Apple iPAD
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Frequently Asked Questions
2) How often does school issue report cards?
Three times a year. Parents can access grades from Website.
3) How do parents contact you?
We have a full time student communications director, Amy Wiler, on staff who will
answer questions daily by phone or email.
4) Can parents come and visit?
Yes – Parent are welcome anytime. We can arrange lodging at a local hotel. Parents
must cover own expenses.
5) Is the Dormitory open during holidays?
Yes –We are open 24/7 and during holidays.
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Frequently Asked Questions
6) What is the soccer (football) curriculum?
Train 5 days per week with EduKick USA staff coaches, inserted into local club team for
additional two evening training and weekend match, also 2-3 core fitness gym sessions
weekly.
7) Are there other weekend activities?
We have activities planned every weekend. Expect to play at least one (1) soccer match.
Some are free while others require a small charge that is deducted from the activity
account.
8) What happens when student is sick?
During school, a full time nurse is on staff. After school and on weekends, a full time
Dorm Administrator will take student to the Certified Doctor. Nurses will look after all
soccer related injuries.
8) What communication or updates are provided to parents for soccer?
Bi-weekly BLOG post, twitter post and photos & videos will be shared with parents of
international soccer players on the course.
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Frequently Asked Questions
9) Are tutor’s available if student needs assistance?
Yes – we have many available at a small charge.
10) Do you have safety checks?
Safety of the student is one of our top priorities. We have daily, weekly, and
monthly checklist that all must follow.
11) Is the Residence Hall Supervised?
Yes- we have Dorm Teacher’s on staff 24/7 for the girls and boys wing.
12) What kind of English Programs are offered?
We have many classes available along with an extensive cultural adjustment
program to guide each student in learning English and western culture.
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EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA)
EduKick USA - PIA
 Our Mission: To operate the world's leading international soccer/football and
education academy boarding schools; building strong business relationships in a
vibrant, creative and ethical international football environment. To teach,
inspire and create the best technical footballers possible and create international
students with inter-cultural competence (ICC) enabling them to compete in the
modern competitive world.
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If you are committed to study & play hard and never give up,
we will spare no effort to support you here at the
EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Boarding School:
Knowledge in "Soccer & Education" is the way to determine your
destiny…contact NOW to start your application process!
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Tel: (905) 469-5661
Toll-Free: 1(866) Edu-Kick (338-5425)
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (905) 469-5971
SKYPE (VOIP) Name: jonedukick
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