The Walpole Express is ready to revolutionize the high school experience for college hockey prospects.
Not only is the hockey program based out of Walpole, Mass., a hotbed for college hockey prospects, but also the Express staff is working hard to make sure players are ready for the other side of college — academics.
New this school year, the Express opened the Walpole Express Academy, an individualized academic program that offers plenty of support.
“It’s just like a high school. You have to choose your courses,” program director Rob Barletta said. “Every one of them has an academic advisor who tells them they need these credits to get into this school. They’ll help you pick classes. You’re never alone any step of the way. You’re not coming here to be a hockey player, you’re coming here to be a student-athlete.”