• HANDS-ON. LIFE-CHANGING.

    Change Lives Today

    LEARN. APPLY. IMPROVE.

    CBA ON-COURT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

     

    FOUNDATION. LEGACY. TRADITION.

    The Chicago Basketball Academy's Tuition Scholarship Initiative (TSI) awards academic and athletic scholarships to prospective students applying to attend CBA from any income level.

    GLOBAL EDUCATION

    UNICEF WORKSHOPS

    CHICAGO, IL

     

    Academic & Athletic Excellence

    EDUCATING YOUR PASSION

    Academic-Learning. Athletic-Fun.

     

    ATHLETICS AT CBA

    USA Basketball Youth Development Clinics

     

     

  • WHERE ACADEMICS-MEETS ATHLETICS

    academic and athletic excellence. 

    our innovative dual curriculum

    world-class learning environment

    CBA Statistics

    our new-found demand

    Careers in Basketball

    careers in the 'Basketball Economy'

  • LEARN FINANCES THROUGH-AND-THROUGH

     

    Financial Literacy Institute (FLI) at CBA provides students and student-athletes with various courses for 21st century financial learning skills. Our FLI instructors provide real world learning assignments and interactions that enhance financial literacy for students ages 5-18. Our FLI offers detailed instruction for students that wish to pursue a career in investments, financial management, philanthropy and more. Our FLI is an awesome institute for those inspired to become financial professionals.

     

    FLI courses offered - (complete course catalog available during registration process)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wells Fargo VP-Mckenley Wilson and CBA Founder-Damond Williams

    Hands on Banking (HOB) workshop at Wells Fargo

    CBA Leaders attend Hands on Banking workshop at Wells Fargo in Chicago, IL

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wells Fargo VP-Mckenley Wilson speaking during FLI Workshop

  • TeachUNICEF

    GLOBAL EDUCATION

     

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is excited to collaborate with the Chicago Basketball Academy to inspire global citizenship among students and create opportunities for them to make an impact on areas of the world in need of development

     

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF will conduct TeachUNICEF workshops with the Chicago Basketball Academy to educate students on global issues and involve them in solutions to international problems

     

    Our goal is to empower students to educate, advocate, and fund-raise around UNICEF’s work

     

    UNICEF Workshop

    CBA Leaders and Unicef Fellow discussing global issues at UNICEF corporate office in Chicago, IL

    UNICEF's Whitney Cross and CBA Leaders during workshop

    UNICEF Sports for Development workshops in Chicago, IL

  • ACADEMIC APPROACH

    Brain-Based. Harkness Method. Experiential Learning.

     

    Discussion-Based at CBA

    FAQ's

     

     

    Q: How can I apply?

    A: Visit section on website you want to participate and click APPLY.

     

    Q: What are the costs for academics/athletics at CBA?

    A: Costs vary per applicant. Email us for information.

     

    Q: What are the age levels to participate?

    A: We have instruction for ages 5-18.

     

    Q: Are high-school courses state aligned, and can I get into college?

    A: Yes, all courses are state aligned and meet the requirements needed for college admissions.

     

    Q: Are courses only online, or can I to take them at a facility?

    A: Both options are available depending on your academic path.

  • ENHANCE YOUR ACADEMIC APPROACH

     

    Academic Enrichment (AE) at CBA integrates a dynamic online and in-class model for 3-week sessions throughout the year, providing students with brain-based learning for the 21st century work force. Our program is designed for junior high, high-school, college, and grad students. Students study in a world-class 360 degree learning environment with personalized administrators and instructors.

     

    AE courses offered - (complete course catalog available during registration process)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CBA Leaders at ThinkCERCA for 21st century real-world workshop during Summer Programs

  • HS ADMISSIONS

    Grades 9-12

    academic partners. enrollment and more.

     

    CHICAGO BASKETBALL ACADEMY

     

    At CBA we educate our learners on problem-creating,

    collaboration, problem-solving, creative expression, critical thinking, discussion-based interactions, effective reasoning, and innovation

     

    Learners have an important role in relating historical works, and

    understanding the teaching needed to reach new heights

     

    At CBA your learner will:

     

    -Acquire insight based around new developments

    -Acquire skills needed for effective research

    -Think in depth using imagination, collaboration, and environments

    -Build autonomy from independent study sessions

    -Develop sound ideas that create platforms to connect with others

    -Decipher main components and discoveries, and more

     

     

    2017-18 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

     

    APPLICATION

    FINANCIAL AID

     

    leadership. value. direction.

     

     

     

     

    K12 International Academy

    Solutions for a competitive edge

     

    K12 at CBA provides a structured yet flexible solution for talented individuals to learn without any compromise

     

    Every student is challenged with competitive instruction designed to prepare him or her for college success

     

    As an accredited institution, we offer an extensive curriculum of 120 classes including electives, AP and Honors courses

     

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    ThinkCERCA

    CCSS-aligned academic courses integrated with CBA's Harkness Method, & Brain-Based Learning Types

     

    ThinkCERCA encourages our learners and instructors to -

    ThinkCRITICAL. ThinkCOLLABORATION.

     

    ThinkCERCA helps our learners build and discover new ways of learning through digital assessment technology

     

    ThinkCERCA helps our learners understand the importance of

     

    Claim

    Evidence

    Reasoning

    Counterargument

    Audience

    2017-18 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

     

    APPLICATION

    FINANCIAL AID

    leadership. value. direction.

     

  • FALL REGISTRATION

    your questions. our answers.

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    ATHLETICS AT CBA DELIVERS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES WORLDWIDE (AGES 5-25) AIMING TO REACH THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL ON-AND-OFF THE COURT

     

    REACH OUT BELOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH AN INSTRUCTOR TODAY

     

     

  • CBA Leaders during on-court BEI session

    DISCOVER BASKETBALL LIKE NO OTHER

     

     

    Basketball Economy Institute (BEI) is an stimulating academic & athletic program that educates student-athletes about the business of basketball. With various courses and sessions throughout the year, BEI was formed for individuals aiming to pursue career opportunities in the field of basketball. BEI students receive hands on instruction infused with complex functions of the nature, and business of basketball. Students learn how and why the 'Basketball Economy' will remain a $200 billion dollar annual mega-empire. BEI is fantastic for aspiring team owners, executive management personnel, team operations, and professional basketball players.

     

    BEI academic courses - (complete course catalog available during registration process)

     

    BEI athletic program enhances performance through personalized coaching, training, and development

    BEI Off-Court Academic Session

    CBA Leaders examining professional contracts during off court BEI session

     

  • IMPROVE YOUR FUNCTIONS AND MECHANICS

     

    Sports Science Institute (SSI) at CBA has innovative academic & athletic courses, and sessions throughout the year for students and student-athletes pursuing a career in the field of sports science. Our SSI students experience real world interaction geared around treatment, prevention and therapy. Our SSI students shadow patients, to collaborate, build ideas, share data, and engage in Harkness Method discussions with instructors. Students attending SSI gain instruction in areas of functional movement, bio-mechanics, nutrition, and more.

     

    SSI courses offered - (complete course catalog available during registration process)

     

     

     

     

    SSI Balance Test

    CBA Sports Science Director giving CBA Leaders a balance test during

    biomechanics session

     

  • Request Information

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  • SUMMER PROGRAMS

    REGISTER

    summer fun. summer learning.

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Registration

    REGISTER HERE

     

    1. Complete registration before 7.10.17

    2. Summer Programs begin 7.17.17 ends 8.4.17

    3. Weekly schedule available 7.21.17

    4. Contact info@chicagobasketballacademy.org for assistance

    Ages 5-11, 10am-2pm

    • Basic Fundamental Skill Lessons
    • Academic Games & Contests
    • Surprise Basketball Excursion
    • Lunch
    • Official CBA Youth T-Shirt 

    Ages 12-17, 10am-2:30pm

    • Academic & Athletic Courses
    • Meet & Train with Professionals
    • Tournament Play
    • Activities & Excursions
    • Lunch
    • Official CBA T-Shirt & Handbook
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