Published on September 20, 2022
Legacy to leverage academic eligibility tracking software to improve student learning outcomes and help student-athletes reach their post-secondary education goals
Chicago, IL (Sept. 19, 2022) – Legacy the School of Sports Sciences’ announced today a new partnership with Honest Game, a technology company that helps high school student-athletes track and navigate the college academic eligibility and recruiting process.
Honest Game is working with Legacy to create a data-driven pathway to college eligibility and admissions for all students. This latest effort furthers Legacy’s focus of educating student-athletes by exposing them to the different professions within athletics.
“Legacy is a school that honors sports and the support and development of our student-athletes,” said Chief Academic Officer and Principal, Ralph Butler. “95% of our student population consists of student-athletes, which is why Honest Game is such a crucial tool for us to be able to leverage.”
Nearly one million student-athletes are deemed academically ineligible each year as a result of avoidable or recoverable errors, such as enrolling in classes that do not meet National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requirements. This statistic increases to one in two student-athletes from underserved communities. Honest Game is the industry leading on-demand academic compliance solution for high school administrators, designed to save them time and resources by automating the complex and constantly changing NCAA rules and requirements.
“Working with dedicated school districts and schools similar to Legacy who go the extra mile to address the needs of its students is one of the many reasons we created Honest Game,” said Kim Michelson, Honest Game Co-Founder and CEO. “The outstanding athletic and coaching staff at Legacy understand that identifying the path to success early and having a roadmap can make all the difference in the world. It has been incredible to see the almost immediate change in these deserving students after using Honest Game and realizing their potential, and we can’t wait to see what this will do for the students and staff at Legacy.”
Legacy is a thematic learning environment, tied together with project-based learning, which has created a curriculum focused on specific areas including athletic administration, coaching, sports media, and sports medicine. 72% of Legacy’s teachers are former collegiate or professional athletes who are now helping the next generation and providing essential resources to students to turn their college athletic aspirations into reality.
The Honest Game contract with Legacy is through the 2022-23 school year.