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Old Laurel High School is the site of Laurel Prep Academy, Old Laurel High School was the first high School built in Prince George’s County, and its 60,000 square foot facility has 22 classrooms, NFHS regulation gym, School Auditorium, computer lab, weight room and more.


Laurel Prep Academy (301) 490-6570


James Egins, Headmaster (301) 728-4206

 Levet Brown, Head Basketball Coach (301) 758-4439

Danny Sanders, Associate Head Basketball Coach (240) 606-3673

Dareyl Dunston, Assistant Basketball Coach (240) 432-3014

William Brown, Assistant Basketball Coach (240) 417-6394

Adrian Rousseau, Director of Basketball Operations (202) 669-3873

Harri Cox, Administrator (410) 903-9245





The Laurel Prep Academy offers instruction on two different levels.

Laurel Prep Academy courses are offered through National High School, which is an accredited online high school recognized by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Courses are taken on campus under the instruction of Laurel Prep Academy instructors. National High School offers high school diploma, recovery courses and courses needed for NCAA compliance. Website:

A.  Level One Program

The Laurel Prep Academy Level One Program is a nine-month program (September to May) for high school age students in grades 9-12. Prior to admission, Laurel Prep Academy staff will evaluate each student athlete’s educational progress and will establish an individualized education plan designed to prepare the student athlete for the requirements needed to graduate from high school and satisfy the requirements to guarantee athletic participation at the collegiate level. Each day from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Laurel Prep academy level one students attend classes operated by the National High School, fully accredited online high school and recognized by the NCAA. If there is a demonstrated need, additional educational support services are provided to ensure that academic success is guaranteed. Each day from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Laurel Prep Academy Level One students participate in rigorous basketball training.

B.  Level Two Program

The Laurel Prep Academy Level Two Programs is a six-month program (September to March) for high school graduate students, fifth year seniors and students needing a GED. Laurel Prep Academy Level Two students are provided with opportunities to participate in GED program, SAT and ACT Prep preparation and courses and other college preparatory activities. Additionally, during the mornings Laurel Prep Academy Level Two Students must participate in and satisfactorily complete individual and group life-skills training programs, which include but are not limited to:

  1. Conflict Resolution Skills Training
  2. Teamwork Development Skills Training
  3. Diet & Nutrition Training
  4. Alcohol/Drug Awareness Training
  5. Safe Sexual Practices Awareness Training
  6. Family Financial Planning Training

C.  Level Three Program

The Laurel Prep Academy Level Three Program addresses the issues facing 5th year  seniors that would like to stay at their respective schools and graduate from that respective school. 5th year seniors are required to be on track with graduation requirements, g.p.a. greater than 2.2 from September to March. Their prospective schools would take care of the academic requirements. This group of students is required to attend practices, community engagements, scheduled games and SAT and Prep preparation programs. Additionally, this group will report all academics concerns to Laurel Prep Academy Education advisors and coaches. This student if requested may attend Laurel Prep Academy to complete high school courses for graduation.

5th year senior is described as a student that is determined not eligible to participate in interscholastic sports due to age/and or participating in athletics to many years.  


Laurel Prep Academy basketball program starts with the first semester of each new academic year. While Laurel Prep Academy does extend other activities to students, interested students should understand the primary goal is college prep, college placement and heightened recruitment exposure by playing on Laurel Prep Academy’s basketball team.

C. Men’s Basketball Program

            The Laurel Prep Academy Basketball program is a member of the East Coast Prep School Athletic Conference (ECPSAC). The conference is made up of teams from Maryland, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. Many of the conference players have gone on to play at the college level. The Laurel Prep Academy Basketball team competes nationally and in many prestigious tournaments.

Team Overview

Laurel Prep Academy’s Basketball program will become the staple of prep schools in America, combining proven academic success as well as success on the basketball court. Athletes who need higher SAT/ACT scores, a stronger GPA, or more time on the court before enrolling in college will have the ability to come to Laurel Prep Academy to get the proper assistance they need.

Improving academic skills is the number one priority for players under Head Coach Levet Brown. Without good grades, there is no possibility for either college or NBA basketball. Coach Brown has integrated himself into the Laurel Prep Academy academic process, which helps his athletes attain their academic goals.

Laurel Prep Academy program is a very successful option for most basketball players. Numerous Laurel Prep Academy players will join the ranks of college programs every year. And, there is no loss of collegiate (D1) eligibility.

Benefits of Laurel Prep Academy Basketball Program

  • To assist the late developer
  • To afford the opportunity to improve ACT/SAT scores
  • To compete without the loss of year’s eligibility at the college level
  • To help the student-athlete adjust to the college game by playing all college rules
  • To provide an additional year of growth and maturity
  • To assist in the development of self-confidence and self-discipline
  • Players will receive national exposure
  • Players will compete against the nation’s top prep schools, top junior colleges and college JV teams
  • To help players adjust to the rigors of being a college student-athlete
  • To help players develop college study habits

Application Process 

To apply to attend Laurel Prep Academy, please email for application. Once we received a completed application, administration will contact you for interview.

Eligible Students:

  • Post Graduate
  • 5th year Senior
  • High student
  • Does not reach age 20 before November 15. (Hardship cases are reviewed).


Nondiscriminatory Statement: Laurel Prep Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.