The API’s basketball team, The Bulldogs, are no strangers to success. Eight Division I basketball prospects played for API during the 2015–16 season. Three of them rank among the top 15 players nationally in their class, according to Rivals.com. The team, which is sponsored by Under Armour, essentially doubled as the brand’s high school all-star team. They finished the season at 34–7, with a final USA Today ranking of No. 24.
The Bulldogs are a member of the Texas Christian Athletic League. Students at API attend classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and follow the Accelerated Christian Education program, a collegiately accepted curriculum that’s also accepted by the Texas Education Association.