Did you know you could pair your golf training with Education/English classes?
IJGA offers multiple training options designed to get you the results you are looking for.
Curriculum / Instruction
The ESL program uses a curriculum which blends sheltered instruction and High Intensity Language Training (HILT). Because it provides the most productive language learning experience in the shortest possible time, the HILT approach is best for the intermediate to advanced level English language learner.
Middle School students use the High Point Series: Levels Basic, A, B, and C. Students are placed in the appropriate level on the basis of initial screening and assessment. Additional supplemental materials based on individual student need are provided to expand instruction in reading, comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking. As students advance to intermediate-level English, additional content-specific language and academic instruction is provided.
High School students use the High Point Series and the Interchange Series: Levels 1, 2, and 3. Upon successful completion of Level 3, students are assigned to ESL Literature and Writing as a final course prior to exiting ESL to the college preparatory program full time. Only ESL Literature and Writing earns high school credit. Students are placed in the appropriate level on the basis of initial screening and assessment. Additional supplemental materials based on individual student need are provided to expand instruction in reading, comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking. As students advance to intermediate English, additional content-specific language and academic instruction is provided.
Screening / Assessment Procedures
If a native language other than English is recorded on the application, the student is identified as a non-native English speaker. The Director of Student Services screens relevant documents and arranges for assessment.
- Intake assessment
- Review of prior school records
- Woodcock Munoz Language Survey
- Ballard & Tighe Idea Proficiency Test assessments IDEA-IPT
Progress and Quarter Grades: Teachers formally assess student progress in mastery and growth eight times per year; four quarter mid-term progress reports and four quarter final grade reports. Grades for all ESL courses will be recorded on the student’s transcript but do not earn high school credit and are not calculated into the student’s GPA.
End-of-level assessments are used to assist teachers in gauging growth and development of language proficiency.
Program Exit Process
Students exit the ESL program and are enrolled in the mainstream college preparatory curriculum on the basis of the following:
- Successful completion and passing grade for ESL Literature and Writing
- IPT assessment
- Progress and Quarter grade reports
- Teacher recommendation
IJGA Golf Camp is truly an experience you will never forget. Campers develop their golf game with world-class coaches, play on golf courses others travel the world to play, and explore sunny Hilton Head Island.
Our coaches will give you personal instruction on how you can become a better and more resourceful player by improving your full swing, short game, putting, course management and physical and mental strength. In the evening you will find yourself spending time with new friends at the beach or kayaking.
IJGA Golf Camp is full of self-improvement and self-enjoyment.
When I came to the IJGA, I did not speak English and became fluent in a short period of time while also improving my golf game.
2017 SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Week 2 – June 12, 2017
Week 3 – June 19, 2017
Week 4 – June 26, 2017
Week 5 – July 3, 2017
Week 7 – July 17, 2017
Week 8 – July 24, 2017
Week 9 – July 31, 2017
Week 10 – August 7, 2017
Golf Camp Options
Core and Pro Academy Option
Choose our Core Academy or upgrade to the Pro Academy experience, which more closely mirrors the full-time Academy IJGA training methodology and includes additional specialized instruction tailored to the specific needs of each student. These personalized sessions are based on an initial personal evaluation by our professional coaching staff.
On-Course Management Option
Students will be a part of the foursome and play 4 holes on course with an experienced IJGA coach who will guide them through the decisions that make for better game management.
Competition Package Option
Discover the mental, technical and tactical skills that will help you compete at your best during competition play. Additional tournament and accommodation fees apply.
2017 Competition Schedule
- Jun 5-8 (Mon-Th) Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star – Ringgold, GA (AJGA)
- Jun 5-8 (Mon-Th) Davis Love III Junior Open – Brunswick, GA (AJGA)
- Jun 10-11 (Sat-Sun) First Coast Jr Open – Amelia Island, FL (HJGT)
- Jun 12-15 (Mon-Th) Judie Oppenheimer Memorial Junior – Okatie, SC (AJGA)
- Jun 17-18 (Sat-Sun) Myrtle Beach Jr Challenge – Murrells Inlet, SC (HJGT)
- Jun 21-22 (Wed-Th) LPGA Jr Challenge – Daytona Beach, FL (HJGT)
- Jul 1-2 (Sat-Sun) Stars and Stripes Junior Classic – Conway, SC (HJGT)
- Jul 8-9 (Sat-Sun) Coastal Carolina Jr. Challenge – Hilton Head Island, SC (HJGT)
- Jul 17-20 (Mon-Th) E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship – Evans, GA (AJGA)
- Jul 26-27 (Wed-Th) TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open – Duluth, GA (HJGT)
- Aug 7-10 (Mon-Th) Greg Norman Junior Championship – North Myrtle Beach, SC (AJGA)
International students at IJGA represent more then 28 countries who come together to train and study. We provide English as a Second Language (ESL) along with golf training as a camp option.
Completing our ESL program will not only help you improve your English, but will prepare you for high school and collegiate courses. It’s a step to reach your goals successfully.
Summer ESL and Golf Training – All in one package!
Students will spend two hours each day in their ESL program with certified instructors from Heritage Academy to improve their speaking and comprehension. Our teachers love teaching ESL because the lessons extend beyond just teaching English but teaching young adults how to assimilate in the U.S.
Our trained and certified golf instructors wil teach you to become a better and more knowledgable player. You’ll improve your full swing, short game, putting and learn course management. Physical and mental conditioning, our many technical methods and strategies will help you compete.
Learn IJGA’s methodology and practice your skills at Pinecrest Golf Club, the exclusive golf-training facility of IJGA. Campers have at their access a 15,000 sq. ft. putting green, short-game area and practice ranges at this 7,000 yard private club. IJGA students will also train at Crescent Pointe, Island West, Rose Hill and Eagles Pointe – all exclusive Hilton Head clubs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for the ESL Program?
Students must be enrolled in the school’s ESL program if English is not their native language and if their English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, or writing are two or more years below that of their grade level. English proficiency is based on standardized assessments in oral/aural skills, reading and writing; prior academic records; and personal interviews. There is a tuition surcharge for the ESL program.
Why is there a tuition surcharge?
A tuition surcharge pays for the specialized teacher, extra program resources, and array of instructional materials used by second language learner as he or she progresses through the stages of language development. Age-appropriate English language acquisition is prerequisite to enrolling in the mainstream college preparatory courses.
When can students transition from ESL to mainstream content courses?
Age-appropriate knowledge and understanding of the English language is a prerequisite to enrolling in mainstream college preparatory coursework. ESL students may be enrolled in mainstream classes once they demonstrate through assessments a skills proficiency level at least two years of the standards of the targeted grade-level content class.
How long will it take for an ESL student to graduate from Heritage Academy?
Any student who earns 25 credits in core academics and electives of the Heritage Academy four-year high school college preparatory program and maintains a grade point average of 2.0 will be issued a high school diploma. Depending on the year of enrollment, most ESL students require more than four years to earn a high school diploma.
How much does tuition cost?
- $2,249 Residential
- $1,049 Commuter
Small Academy. Big Benefits.
On the Atlantic coast in the low country of South Carolina lies IJGA – safe and beautifully hidden, yet perfectly situated in the middle of more exclusive golf courses per square mile than any other academy. Coaching winners on the PGA, European and Asian Pro Tours, IJGA has 20 + years of experience training juniors for golf and life.
We are a developmental golf academy. Our students train to what will be required of them in high school or collegiate golf. Our coaches provide expert individualized instruction for each player to improve and enhance their game in accordance with their goals. Yes, you’ll swing it really nicely, but you will also be able to handle the heat of battle during a tournament.
Athletic & Individual Development
IJGA Athletic & Individual Development is dedicated to developing the complete athlete. Every IJGA camp athlete will experience programs to complement individual goals and aspirations. We’ve proven many times over that if you combine the right technical, tactical, mental and physical training, and competition through proper tournament scheduling, you can accomplish truly amazing things.