Philosophy of Interscholastic Athletics
It is the philosophy of the Chartiers Valley School District that a competitive athletic program be provided and that the primary goal will be broad participation by as many boys and girls as possible. It is desirable that teams compete on an even basis with other schools, but never at the sacrifice of sportsmanship, academic priority, or general welfare of the school and students.
With the philosophy of the Chartiers Valley Schools dedicated to providing an educational program for all children of the community, it is the belief of the professional staff that a carefully regulated program of interscholastic athletics should be maintained as an integral part of our total secondary school program. In developing an instructional program to meet the many and varied needs of the secondary school adolescent, care must be given to the inclusion of challenging activities for the physically as well as intellectually talented pupil.
Athletics must be for all boys and girls who are physically able to participate. The athletic program should be educational and should contain desirable learning experiences. Athletics must fit harmoniously in the overall educational program and shall be controlled by established school authorities, both local and state.
The contribution through participation in athletics should promote: health and happiness, development of physical skills, emotional maturity, social competence, moral values, a sense of cooperation, a spirit of competition, self discipline, and an understanding of the democratic process, and a realization of the value of group goals.
Athletic contests should always be played with emphasis on fun, physical development, skills, social experiences and good sportsmanship.