Athletics at ACA

For the most up-to-date schedules, please view the athletics calendar here.

2022 Fall Sports Registration and Tryouts

Atlanta Classical encourages all interested students in grades 6-12 to participate in athletics. Middle school sports include grades 6-8, and high school students include grades 9-12. Below is information about our fall sports offerings. In addition to the sports listed below, ACA winter sports include basketball and swimming, and spring sports are high school boys and girls soccer, middle school girls soccer, golf, middle school and high school baseball, and track & field. More information on these sports will be announced closer to the start of those seasons. The athletics program is supported through donations to The Cavalier Fund and participation fees. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


Students must first register through MyPaymentsPlus. This will ensure that they receive all relevant information and updates about tryouts. There is no cost to register for tryouts. To create an account for MyPaymentPlus, follow these directions. Once registered, you will be invited to the team’s interest group on TeamSnap, through which additional information will be shared.

Prior to tryouts, students must complete all forms and waivers and have an updated physical on file through Atlanta Classical’s PRIVIT portal.  All health forms and physicals are due before tryouts. Visit Athletics at ACA to access full details. 

Questions? Contact Mr. Reed, Athletic Director

High School Boys and Girls Cross Country
Deadline to register: July 28
Official Practice: July 29 at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area – Paces Mill Unit, 3444 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

High School Girls Volleyball (New Students Only)
Deadline to register: July 29
Tryouts: August 3 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Classical Academy

Middle School Boys Soccer (Grades 6-8)
Deadline to register: August 12
Tryouts: August 16 and August 17 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Hammond Park, 705 Hammond Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country (Grades 6-8)
Deadline to register: August 26
Tryouts: August 29 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area – Paces Mill Unit, 3444 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

Middle School Girls Volleyball (Grades 6-8; New Students Only)
Deadline to register: July 29
Tryouts: August 3 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Classical Academy

Athletics Offerings


Atlanta Classical Academy Middle School competes in the Metro Atlanta Athletic Conference (MAAC). The opportunity to participate in MAAC League sports at Atlanta Classical Academy is extended to 6th – 8th grade students. 

Fall: Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball

Winter: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Co-Ed Swimming

Spring: Girls Soccer, Boys Baseball, Boys and Girls Track

Atlanta Classical Academy High School competes within Georgia High School Association (GHSA) in Region 5 Class A.

Fall: Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country, Varsity Competitive Cheer, Junior Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Volleyball

Winter: Junior Varsity Boys Baseball, Varsity Boys Basektball, Varsity Girls Basketball, Co-Ed Swimming

Spring: Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer, Junior Varsity Boys Baseball, Varsity Boys and Girls Track, Co-Ed Golf

Club Sports

Club Sports at Atlanta Classical Academy increase the available avenues of involvement for students, faculty, parents and the community at large. Club sports promote activity, interaction and the opportunity to pursue, share or discover a passion. This kind of pursuit is consistent with the philosophy of the athletics program.

The school has placed all sports sanctioned by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and Metro Atlanta Athletic Conference (MAAC) under the direction of the Atlanta Classical Academy Athletics Department. Therefore, those programs are funded by the school’s athletics budget. Club sports that fall outside of the GHSA and MAAC umbrella are self-funded programs that have their operating costs built into a registration fee paid by each participant.

Physical Examination Form

All students must have a completed physical examination, parental consent, and a signed concussion awareness form. Physical examinations are valid for one year. No student will be allowed to participate without the proper paperwork on file. You may access these forms through your MyPaymentsPlus registration process and then within Atlanta Classical’s PRIVIT PortalAll health forms and physicals are due before tryouts.

Academic Eligibility

A student may not participate in athletics at Atlanta Classical if they have an F in any subject. Academic eligibility is determined by quarter-ending grades.

COVID-19 Updates

Atlanta Classical Academy will continue to follow GHSA guidelines regarding athletics for the 2022-2023 academic year. For more information regarding health and safety protocol for extracurricular activities, please refer to our most recent Health and Safety Guidelines.

Please note: Our coaches will follow CDC and GHSA safety precautions, but participation in Atlanta Classical athletics does include possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. For this reason, ACA requires that all athletes have a participation waiver on file through MyPaymentsPlus. Additional documents, including completed physicals, must be uploaded to ACA’s PRIVIT portal

Philosophy of Athletics

Athletics will provide a vehicle by which to teach student-athletes to become virtuous citizens. Atlanta Classical will maintain proper management of a community in which every individual recognizes his or her particular role and performs his or her own task as part of a properly functioning community. Students and coaches will set goals and adhere to them even when faced with obstacles. Students will learn that sport requires courage. The spirit of sport is challenge: the greater the challenge, the greater the victory. During competition, student athletes must remain courteous and honest. They must retain the ability to treat others with honor and civility as well as enjoying the game for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, and respect. By doing so, we will adhere to all governing organizations’ rules and regulations. Student-athletes will also become students of the game in which they are participating. They will gain a life-long appreciation for the game as well as learn how to set and assess realistic goals.