The Sports Academy component at Ridgeview covers and deals with all team/individual trainings and player development. In an intense 6 to 8 month training program student athletes are prepared  and trained to compete at a high level  in front of college coaches and scouts. The ultimate objective of the Sports Academy at Ridgeview is to create opportunities for student athletes to receive Athletic Scholarships by participating on one of our Sports Teams.


           B1/B2 Tourist Visa Information

The U.S. tourist visa, otherwise known as the B1/B2 visa, is specifically for persons wishing to enter the United States for business, pleasure, tourism, or medical needs. 

This visa is appropriate for:

  • Athletes participating in a Ridgeview Preparatory & Sports Academy sport's program with no academic component

  • Parents of Ridgeview Preparatory & Sports Academy student

  •  General tourists who wish to visit Ridgeview Preparatory & Sports Academy without enrolling in a full-time program


                    Applying for a Tourist Visa
     Each individual applying for a tourist visa must submit the following documentation their local Embassy:

  1. The DS-160, online application for nonimmigrant visa;  

  2. A passport valid for at least 6 months after the applicant’s intended period of stay

  3. One 2x2 photograph.  

  4. Required visa application and issuance fee.


                           Requesting a Letter of Support for Tourist Visa

     If you are the parent of a student attending  Ridgeview Preparatory & Sports Academy, we can issue you a letter stating your child’s name and the dates of enrollment in order to support your case at the Embassy.


                                                                              To request a letter:

  • Please email a copy of your passport picture page to and let us know your reservation dates at Ridgeview Preparatory & Sports Academy.

  • Please allow 3 business days for the letter. The letter will be emailed as a color PDF that you can print out and take to the Embassy.


     If you have already made a reservation and deposit with Ridgeview Preparatory & Sports Academy, we can issue a letter stating your name, the dates of your reservation and an explanation of what you will be doing while at Ridgeview Preparatory &  Sports Academy.


     Ridgeview Preparatory & Sports Academy can issue factual letters but cannot go into detail regarding your character or intentions while in the U.S.  However, we will do our best to guide you through the Embassy process and to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact with any concerns or questions. If your visa is denied, please contact us if you plan to re-apply so we can discuss any specific Embassy situations.