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The Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Athletic Program provides a variety of experiences to enhance the development of favorable habits that will prepare students for adult life in a democratic society: to work with others, to be successful, to develop sportsmanship, to improve, to enjoy athletics, and to develop desirable personal health habits.
The interscholastic athletic program shall be conducted in accordance with existing Board of Education policies, rules and regulations. While the Board of Education takes great pride in winning, it does not condone “winning at any cost.” It discourages any and all pressures that might lead to neglecting good sportsmanship, good mental, and good physical health.
At all times, the athletic program must be conducted in such a way that it is an educational activity.The value of sport comes not in scoring goals, but in pursuing them. At the highest levels, only a few are privileged to join in the pursuit. At the high school level, I am proud to say the door is open much wider.The majority of the nation’s high school students engage in sport at some level, and they gain lifelong benefits in the process. We need to make sure the door stays open.Sports are about teamwork skills, leadership, commitment, self-discipline, determination, and fun; winning is a bonus. Sportsmanship is a value that will be taught, emphasized, and expected.