We Seamlessly Connect School and Hockey

With academics provided by Connections Academy and hockey training from TPH we advance student-athletes

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Most Recent CoE Student-Athlete NCAA DI Commitments

  • Jenkins - Michigan
  • Blade Jenkins

    • 2000 Birth Year
    • TPH Detroit Player
    • TPH CoE Student

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  • Wilde - Harvard
  • Bode Wilde

    • 2000 Birth Year
    • TPH Detroit Player
    • TPH CoE Student

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What is the CoE?

The TPH Center of Excellence is a leading academic and athletic training program for student-athletes in grades 6-12. During the academic year, student-athletes enrolled in the Center of Excellence spend part of their school day in classes provided by an accredited, proven leader in virtual programs. For the other portion of their day, student-athletes train on-ice and off-ice with the Total Package Hockey professional coaching staff.

Mixing School & Hockey



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Check out our CoE Facts Page

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1 CoE School Year = 5 Seasons

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Connections Academy:

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Students will receive athletic training from TPH professional coaching staff while the school program will be provided by Michigan Connections Academy and International Connections Academy, which are each part of the Connections Education-supported family of schools.


TPH Center of Excellence offers: flexible and personalized learning, certified teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum, state-of-the-art technology, a secure easy-to-use online learning system, and an extensive selection of electives and clubs to create an individualized alternative to the traditional classroom. The award-winning curriculum includes AP courses, foreign languages, core academics and more. Among the engaging electives offered will be Juilliard eLearning, online music courses developed exclusively with the famed conservatory. Experienced Learning Coaches will provide on-site support to help guide students through the school’s comprehensive online curriculum.


It is said, “good leaders must first become good servants” – this is the heart of personal growth and the key for being a valued team mate in athletics, in academics, in business and as a family.


“A strong sense of community fosters shared duty and care for each other and the larger group. It allows individuals to rise above their own limitations and groups to become more than the sum of their parts. This is the foundation of team sports, leadership and citizenship.”


“A strong academic foundation and a commitment to continuous learning is essential for improved performance and success – in the classroom, on the ice and for a lifetime.”

How do I get started?

  1. Contact the school you are interested in and begin the enrollment process. Remember that the public charter schools have enrollment caps so begin the enrollment process as soon as possible. There is no cost for their enrollment process and no cost to cancel or withdraw, but getting the enrollment process started now will ensure you have reserved a seat for 2015-2016.
  2. Complete the online application and pay the $75 application fee – You can do that here
  3. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email invitation to register for 2015-2016. Follow the instructions in the email.
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