While “dormitory” may come from the Latin “dormire” – to sleep – sleeping may be the least significant thing that happens here. The dorms at IJGA are a place to unwind, study, talk to friends, listen to music, and find time to be alone. Fellow student-athletes become friends and teammates, and lifelong connections are forged.
IJGA students in grades 5-12 live in The Village, a gated community located in The Lakes at Myrtle Park apartment complex. Spacious living quarters allow students to relax and feel at home. Students have one roommate and up to five housemates. In addition, each home has a living area, dining room, kitchen and washer/dryer. Students have access to wireless internet and cable television.
You become family with everyone.Matias “Thunder” NelsonIJGA ‘15
Students find themselves surrounded by a family of caring staff dedicated to each individual’s success. We take great pride in the privilege of challenging and supporting all students as they work to become their best in school, in golf, and most importantly, in life.ERIN ELLIOTTDirector of Student Life
Nutrition is a priority at IJGA, that is why our menus are constantly changing to incorporate better-balanced meals. The Village Café is an IJGA exclusive on-campus dining facility that serves wholesome, healthy and delicious meals daily in a relaxing environment designed for the enjoyment of all students and peers.
Student Housing is managed by a team of Residential Instructors and full-time Student Life staff who serve as leaders and mentors for our student-athletes. They provide supervision and guidance seven days a week. Our Student Life Team is a dedicated professional staff with a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences. Parents are encouraged to remain in close contact with their child’s Student Life Team throughout their time at IJGA.
Our students live in a gated community where security is a top priority. Similar to a college dorm, each student has a magnetic pass card that grants him/her access to The Village. All visitors must register at the Student Life office. The campus at IJGA assures parents that their child is safe in a well-disciplined environment that promotes self-worth. Questions about safety or security can be directed to Erin Elliott, Director of Student Life.
Whether we are planning social activities or scheduling doctor’s visits, we are focused on providing the best experience to each student. We truly enjoy what we do and have a sense of great pride as we watch the students grow.LAUREL KARPERAsst. Director of Student Life
In order to succeed, students require a well-balanced social life and at IJGA there is always something to do! On weekends, students go to the beach, ride bikes, play tennis and go horseback riding. IJGA is a junior golf academy unlike any other, we provide access to trampoline parks, a relaxing pool, in addition to planned and supervised outings. These outings include off-campus trips to local shopping malls, jet skiing, paintball, Asian markets, World Golf Village Hall of Fame and even Orlando theme parks! Students at IJGA don’t experience boring days, on or off the course.
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is the premier destination for middle and high school golfers as well as graduates seeking a competitive advantage amongst their peers. IJGA’s unique programs deliver customized golf training, tour competition, performance training, character building and an elite college preparatory education – in a close, family environment in Hilton Head, South Carolina.