The ALC provides a Structured and Supportive learning environment for independent study students. Individualized instruction, program coordination, and student-athlete accountability is our primary focus. For 2020 Students are attending grade levels (7-12th).

WELCOME! Originally created to support student-athletes at one of Southern California’s top tennis training facilities, the Academy Learning Center is designed to provide the Structure, Instruction and Support necessary for student growth and success while engaged in independent studies.  Our experienced staff can deliver quality instruction across the curriculum in order to enhance student performance and maintain academic progress.  A high level of academic rigor, combined with our ability to work with a wide variety of independent study programs gives ALC students and parents the ability to create a customized, fully accredited learning experience.




– Daily instruction, planning and grading
– Test/Writing preparation
– Advanced Math/Science instruction
– Contact w/ independent study programs
– Low staff/student ratio
– Counseling services/program referrals
– College applications & recommendations
– Parent-Teacher conferencing
– WiFi internet access available on site



– Julian Charter School (7-12)
– Connections Academy (K-12)
– Laurel Springs School (7-12)
– Pacific Coast High School
– Inspire Charter Schools (K-8)
– CHEP (K-8)
– All Independent Study Programs Welcome
– Honors / Advanced / AP Programs Welcome
– Private tutoring by appt. (all subjects)


Chris Wintrode (Director)

“The goal of our learning center is to provide a learning environment for independent study students. Individualized instruction, program coordination and student accountability will be our primary focus.” – C.W. (Director)

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts, History, California State University Fullerton; Single Subject Teaching Credential, Social Science/Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, Chapman University; Single Subject Supplemental Authorization – Foundation of Mathematics




We have been offering independent study learning since 2001. The way students study is being restructured nation-wide. ALC is providing another resource for students and parents that bridges the gap between a normal classroom environment and independent study.

Even the best students need support. As students are getting more acclimated to independent study programs, it doesn’t mean they are totally self-sufficient. Having instructors on hand to assist in resolving difficult academic problems keeps the student moving efficiently.

Safety is a priority. ALC is backed by top sports academies. Allowing our students to have a home base where they can study and train athletically eliminates the need for unnecessary social exposure.


Core Values

  • STRUCTURE:  We are making online study easy by providing a familiar classroom structure to independent study programs so our students transition without losing focus.
  • INSTRUCTION: We only provide the highest quality instruction, from caring individuals who want to help your student succeed. Additionally. there are currently tutors available across the curriculum, specializing in a wide range of age and grade levels.
  • SUPPORT: Its our goal to not only support the students, but the parents as well. As we all move into a new academic normal, we hope to be a resource for all ALC families.


New For 2020 – 2021 We now offer on-site academics and boarding for international students requiring I-20 VISAS! Our international students obtain their I-20 STUDENT VISAS from the Anaheim Discovery Christian School, a private school located in nearby Anaheim. ADCS has ESL as well as a full curriculum of college preparatory and NCAA–approved coursework. New for 2020 – all academics, and boarding are on-site at Los Cab Sports Village.



Academy Learning Center of Fountain Valley has a comprehensive College Placement Program that finds the right fit for students and student athletes.

STUDENT ATHLETES: ALC Sports Academies are interconnected with dozens of schools – Ivy League, Pac-12, SEC, ACC or D2/D3. We will establish a list of school choices and work with the schools to find the perfect fit through a detailed system! Students qualify for College Placement at the beginning of their 10th-grade year.

NON STUDENT ATHLETES: All students receive academic college recommendation and application assistance. Our director is well versed in analyzing the colleges that are available, but also suited for our students academic success.




Academic & Athletic Scholarships

Academy students and graduates have gone on to top colleges and universities including University of North Carolina, Auburn, Columbia, Yale, Carnegie-Mellon, University of Texas, UCLA, Air Force, Gonzaga, Wesleyan University, Columbia, UC Irvine, USC and Ohio State. Most of these students received academic and/or athletic scholarships.


Colleges Attended

Joey Brandt Air Force Academy
Hannah Sultze University of Nebraska
Kylie Peek Gonzaga
Cameron Hicks Wesleyan
Cooper Bridge UC Riverside
Hudson Graf Carnegie Mellon
Dante Saleh Auburn
Kevin Lam Texas Tech University


Evan ZhuUCLA
Caleb Chakravarthi U of Illinois
Ali Welliver Columbia
Chris Kearney UNC
Caroline Amos Yale
Karthik Nair Caltech
Amish Nanda University of Redlands
Humzah Shaleel CSUF
Jenna Friedel Harvard



OUR PHILOSOPHY: “Through the use of a TEAM mentality and COMPETITIVELY motivated intensity, the Academy Learning Center is committed to developing students to excel academically while training to become top athletes.” – ALC-FV TEAM




The Academy Learning Center calendar at a glance.




First Semester

September 7 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 26-27 – Thanksgiving 
December 21 – Winter Break


Second Semester

January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15 – President’s Day
March 29 – Spring Break
May 31 – Memorial Day



Tuition plans are for academic students and academy student athletes.

Sign Up Today!

All Fall early registrations come with special offers. Now until September 9th, new students will receive 10% off first semester tuition.

For full-time boarding options student-athletes will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Athletic tuition is billed separately. All tuition must be paid on a monthly contract basis. NO refunds.

Tuition Includes:

  • Counseling/Recommendations
  • College Placement Assistance
  • Lunch Options (Fees apply)


Tuition Specials

Select the plan that best suits your student’s needs. Space is limited to 15 students per session.

  • 2 Days Weekly: $250 Mo.
  • 3 Days Weekly: $350 Mo.
  • 4 Days Weekly: $450 Mo.
  • 5 Days Weekly: $550 Mo.


Pre-register Today!


Academy Learning Center – FV full-time student-athletes receive comprehensive player evaluations to make the development process efficient and effective. Our evaluation method systematically identifies developmental strengths and weaknesses to pinpoint specific skills a player is lacking.

JBTA is a Full-time Academy for Boarding & non-boarding students attending year-round tennis trainings, on a path to College or Pro careers.


The first high-performance water polo academy in the US. Full time immersive training for athletes serious about playing in college.


We use the most up to date training system for all teams, individual skills training, intense team practices, and consistent practice schedules.



ALC sports academies are among the few academies in California to offer the safety and comfort of on-site boarding with 24-hour supervision. Located at Los Cab Sports Village in Fountain Valley, CA. Los Cab is one of the largest multi-sport complexes widely known in the Southern California sports world.

Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy in Fountain Valley, California.

Club Amenities:

  • 450 Condominiums in a gated community with pools, jacuzzis and bbqs.
  • 23 frequently re-surfaced, lighted courts with ball machine and practice walls.
  • 2 complete gymnasiums with 2 pools, yoga, pilates, cycling, pro shop, café, physical therapy and many other amenities.
  • Indoor & Sand Volleyball Courts



23 Tennis Courts

The tennis center is host to Junior and Pro tournaments throughout the year. JBTA services include private lessons, clinics, events, and our full-time academy.


2 Fitness Centers

With over 40,000 sqft. of training facilities, the ALC athletic development program focuses on speed, strength, and injury prevention.


Olympic Size Pool

There are 2 on-site pools, one Olympic size lap pool, and a sports therapy and aqua fitness pool which we use for cross-training and social events.



Besides the intensive daily training, ALC boarding, and non-boarding student-athletes experience a balance of hard work and social fun with team-building clinics and events. Living in SoCal, there is no shortage of interesting venues to experience.

Events include going to the movies, the many beaches, SoCal landmarks, not to forget amusement parks like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. To add an educational component, we will visit the many world-class museums like The Getty in Los Angeles




The Academy Learning Center is an ideal venue for academic study, and sports training in a safe environment.


ALC sports academies are among the few academies in California to offer full service academics and academy training for full-time and part-time students.



Being in the heart of Southern California, allows ALC students to access competition at every level of offered from junior, collegiate, to professional.



Our multi-sport facility in SoCal with 23 courts, olympic-sized pool, 2 fitness centers, and indoor/Sand Volleyball is now an Academic center as well.



Thank you to our sponsors for their years of support


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