JTCC School

Outstanding Classroom Experience Produces Results

JTCC has developed a successful individualized learning environment where the students are supervised and monitored by two teachers offering an in-class experience supplementing an online curriculum.

The results speak for themselves. JTCC School graduates are well-prepared for the demands of playing top collegiate tennis and pursuing their education at a wide range of leading colleges and universities including Harvard, Yale, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, UCLA and Duke, to name a few.

2016-17 is the 15th year that JTCC has collaborated with Laurel Springs online curriculum to provide a tailored learning experience for JTCC students. Laurel Springs’ collegiate track is fully approved by the NCAA.  The JTCC school provides students with the flexibility required to train and compete at the highest levels of junior tennis, while ensuring that everyone who graduates from the program is fully prepared for college.

JTCC students are in the classroom for two two hour sessions  per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Students are also expected to complete coursework in evenings and on weekends as in any traditional school.  While on tournament travel, coaches coordinate study to make sure the students do not fall behind in their studies.  The JTCC philosophy emphasizes academic excellence and character-building side-by-side with the development of each player’s tennis game.

Hamzat Saba is a graduate of Bowie State University (B.S. Sociology, minors in Education and Philosophy). He has taught Math and Science in both public and private schools for six years.

Mark Santangelo is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. History) and George Washington University (M. Phil., ABD, American History). He has taught history and other subjects at local colleges and private schools.

In addition to the Laurel Springs curriculum, JTCC offers SAT preparation and supplemental instruction and tutoring in subject fields. Resources in the Washington, D.C. area are integrated into the students’ learning experiences.

Contact Mark Santangelo or Hamzat Saba for more on the JTCC information.

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Bruce Clark

The partnership between JTCC and Laurel Springs is the best we've found at any academy in the country. The track record of the teaching staff in matriculating students at the nation's top universities speaks for itself. 

Bruce Clark & Lisa Brody, parents of MacKenzie, 16
currently ranked in the USTA National Top 50, Girls' 16s