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About the Interscholastic Activity Program
The interscholastic activity program in the Cobb County School System is an important part of the educational process.
It provides opportunities for learning experiences in athletics which are difficult to duplicate in other school activities.
The activity program teaches attitudes of responsible team play and cooperation. The program provides a vehicle for learning
mental and physical self-discipline, loyalty, personal pride in the school, respect for the rights of others, and the will
to win. Participation in interscholastic activity programs in the Cobb County School System is entirely voluntary.
All high schools in the Cobb County School District which offer athletics are members of the Georgia High School Association:
- The GHSA is a voluntary organization composed of 543 public and private high schools. It strives to promote good sportsmanship and a cooperative spirit among its member schools. It endeavors to maintain high
standards so that each pupil competing in each school is on the same basis. In the field of athletics its interest is the safety of the participants; it is on this principle that its athletic rules are based.
- The GHSA operates under a Constitution and By-Laws which outlines the scope and purpose of the Association. It contains the standards of eligibility to be met by high school pupils for attaining the privilege
of participation in interschool contests, and rules controlling the participation among schools. By adoption of the Constitution and By-Laws through its membership, member schools have by their initiative acted
to operate and discipline their interscholastic activities and contests.
Positive Athlete Program
Cobb County is participating in the Positive Athlete Program which recognizes athletes for being a positive influence. Please take a moment to visit their website and nominate a positive athlete you know! There is a link at the bottom of the page for nominations.
What Is Positive Athlete Georgia?
Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement by high-character professional athletes tied to Georgia professional and collegiate sports teams to promote the benefits of “positivity” to young athletes. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition and to learn how to give back to their community. Current and former professional athletes are members of this organization, and high school athletes will be invited to join based on being nominated by a coach, school administrator, parent or fan for the annual Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards.
NOTE: These first two items are are required before your child can participate
Other Important Links
"NCAA Clearinghouse Online Information about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I and II member colleges and universities..."
"The GHSA is a voluntary organization composed of 385 public and private high schools. It strives to promote good sportsmanship and a cooperative spirit among its member schools. It endeavors to maintain high
standards so that each pupil competing in each school is on the same basis. In the field of athletics its interest is the safety of the participants; it is on this principle that its athletic rules are based."
"The mission of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is to serve its members and its related professional groups by providing leadership and national coordination for the
administration of interscholastic activities which will enhance the educational experiences of high school students and reduce risks of their participation."
GHSA Forms can be found at: www.dcats.com