Our Sports

After school is a time for students to dig even deeper into their interests. We offer seven sports at our academy, and we have connections to five outside sports programs.

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Baseball

We would love to have you try out for our team. We did not have a season in 2020 due to COVID, but we are ready to make up for it by having an incredible season this year.
Contact Coach Riley, kriley@neacademy.net.

Softball

We would love to have you try out for our team. We did not have a season in 2020 due to COVID, but we are ready to make up for it by having an incredible season this year. Contact Coach K, mkikendall@neacademy.net.

Boys Basketball

We finished 17-5 last season, making it to the second round of playoffs. We would love to have you try-out for our team. Contact Coach Kikendall, smkikendall@philasd.org.

Girls’ Basketball

We finished 9-4 last season, making it to the second round of playoffs. We made history as the first girls’ team in Esperanza to make it to playoffs! We hope you join us, come try-out for the team. Coach: Jon Scott, grandfinale98@yahoo.com.

Cheerleading

We cheer on both of our basketball teams with pep and pride! Come try out. Contact Mr.K for more information, smkikendall@necademy.net.

Cross Country

We run competitively throughout the city. Join us! Contact Mr. K for more information, mkikendall@neacademy.net.

Girls Volleyball

This past season was our first season with a varsity team! We went 8-3, just barely missing playoffs. We would love to have you try out for the team. Contact Coach Roberts, croberts@neacademy.net.

Outside Sports Programs

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After-School Clubs

We offer several clubs: AMLA (Music), Chess, Envirotoros, Homework Zone, Youth Unite, Male Fitness, Media Arts (Film), Military Prep, Performing Arts (EA Dance Ensemble), PUSH, UNIQUE, Slam Poetry, Tutoring, and Yoga.

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AMLA (Music)

Music and non-music majors will be able to learn how to play a variety of instruments as well as learn theory.

Chess

Students learn how to play chess, gain tactics, and develop strategy. Students are also given the opportunity to compete. Chess can also improve memory and strengthen logic thinking. Our club won second place in the state championship in Spring 2020!

Envirotoros

This program is geared to increase environmental awareness and stewardship. We will be recycling here at school as well as participating in community events such as creek clean ups, a 5K walk, and other opportunities that arise during the year.

Homework Zone

Students are provided with quiet, safe and nurturing environment to work on homework assignments, projects, and to study for their classes. Students can collaborate and help each other with assignments and class concepts, and students can ask a teacher for help if needed.

Youth Unite

With the use of the Bible, ladies will learn how to develop stronger friendships and relationships as we guide them on how to set boundaries. Ladies will learn how to respect themselves, the people around them and how to receive respect from others.

Male Fitness

Students are provided a workout routine to use as a guide that may or may not reflect an increase in increments, repetitions, and weight.

Media Arts (Film)

Students learn script writing, operating the camera, editing and performing. They also create, produce, and act in a series of short films.

Military Prep

Military Prep covers ASVAB test prep, drill, ceremony, and fitness goals; recruiters and former students who are in the military come and speak.

Performing Arts

Students are provided high quality dance training in technique and performance. Students learn and perform genres such as Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African and various forms of Latin Dance.

PUSH

This club is a Creative Entrepreneurship program creatively educating students about mindfulness, finances, credit, home buying, college planning, and budgeting. Students will learn practical life skills that equip and enable them for spiritual and economic freedom.

UNIQUE

UNIQUE is a safe space for students with questions about LGBTQ identities. They can discuss their sexual and gender identity, learn how to support friends or family who are LGBTQ, find answers to their questions and talk with other people with similar experiences. All are welcome.

Slam Poetry

This club provides a safe space for students to discover the power of their voices through spoken word and literary expression.

Tutoring

Academic Tutoring is available for all content areas, Keystone Testing, and SAT Prep.

Yoga

Students learn body posture, meditation, breath control, and how to relax their body through yoga.

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