La Academia

La Academia


Dear La Academia Scholar-Athlete, 

On behalf of the La Academia Athletic Department, welcome to La Academia Partnership Charter School. We are proud that you have chosen La Academia to jump start your educational and athletic career.

La Academia values the important role academics combined with athletics play in contributing to a college bound education. We have found that combining athletics with academics yields emotional growth in our communities both as individuals and from being part of a team. Sports fill a vital role in our scholars overall success. 

As a former High School, College and Professional Sportsmen, I know athletics played a major role in shaping my life. Being involved in athletics helped me build healthy habits when it came to the choices I made in my young adult years. I gained life skills in time management, problem solving, and delegation all while overcoming adversity barriers. When athletics and academics come together it creates a holistic approach that builds character for lifelong achievement.

I take pride in returning to my forever home in Lancaster City. It is here that I am able to bring my experiences and knowledge to our youth at La Academia. It is my goal to provide our scholars with an abundance of opportunities. I want them to know that hardwork and dedication do pay off. I also plan to lead our youth with a holistic approach that empowers them to reach scholar achievement. Academic and athletic departments will work together to build our community. 

As we continue to build our sports programming, we would like to have community involvement.

We want your input on providing ways to ensure equitable access for youth that is fair and promising for their futures. If you are interested in becoming a part of our mission either as a donor, sponsor, or mentor, please contact me at


Jerry Johnson, Athletic Director

Upcoming Sports

Men’s Varsity Basketball

Winter season dates TBA.
Tryouts will be held November 18th & 19th

Intro Level Softball/Baseball (coed), Fall & Spring

Fall & Spring seasons dates TBA.
Contact Coach Alvarez for more information.

Open Gym Opportunities

Mondays & Wednesdays
September 13th – November 10th
6pm – 8pm
9th Grade – 12th Grade (coed)

The Mix at Arbor Place
520 North Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

As La Academia continues to build a sports infrastructure, a sports community & a sports culture for our Scholars. We have resources and partnerships with other schools to help with sporting opportunities that we don’t offer at the moment. If there is a sport you’d like to take part in, please reach out to our Athletic Director, Jerry Johnson to help facilitate your sporting accommodations.