Physical health is an essential aspect of overall well-being. In addition to physical education as part of the school curriculum, middle and high school students can compete in interscholastic athletics outside the regular school day.
By playing on a school team, students
- Increase physical fitness
- Develop physical skills, including strength, coordination and endurance
- Build self-reliance and emotional maturity
- Broaden interpersonal experiences that result in social growth and understanding in human relations
- Gain opportunities to develop mental acuity and effective problem-solving skills
And school teams contribute to the well-being of the entire school by promoting
- Understanding and appreciation of the place of athletics in American culture
- Ideals of good sportsmanship
- School morale and student involvement in school
- The school as a community that includes current students, families, staff, alumni, patrons, partners and friends
Contact individual schools to find out which sports they offer.