One of the many reasons the Chi Chi Academy is unique is the use of golf as a tool to learn. Twice a week, The First Tee Program Director Karen Wise, PGA works with Academy students during the Physical Education class. The First Tee programs are designed around teaching young people the game of golf, as well as helping them understand and ultimately develop The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The curriculum was developed by experts in the field of positive youth development through sports and is delivered by caring adults (coaches) who have been formally trained by The First Tee. Our students truly enjoy the experience of going on the golf course and visiting the Sports Complex driving range.