IMPORTANT: Due to the ongoing health concerns surrounding COVID-19, Atlanta Classical Academy will continue to follow GHSA guidelines regarding athletics for the 2020-2021 academic year. For more information regarding health and safety protocol for extracurricular activities, please refer to our Health and Safety Guidelines – Fall 2020 document.
Please note: Our coaches will follow safety precautions, including temperature checks, coaches will wear masks, etc., but participation 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.
ACA Athletics Philosophy
Athletics will provide a vehicle in 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.
ACA Athletics Dept. Health & Safety Protocol – Winter 2020
Guidelines for Spectators:
- Only two members of a player’s family will be allowed per game.
- All spectators will have their temperature checked at the entrance of the athletic venue. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100 will be denied entry.
- A mask is required for entry to athletic events and must be worn at all times while inside the facility.
- Spectators must sit with their family or group and observe social distancing between other spectators at all times.
- No spectator will be allowed on the floor or mats before or after the competition.
- Spectators are not allowed to come and go from the athletic facility.
Athletics Offerings for 2020-2021
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 & Girls Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Volleyball
Winter: Boys & Girls Basketball
Spring: Girls Soccer, Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Track
Atlanta Classical Academy High School competes within Georgia High School Association (GHSA) in Region 5 Class A.
Fall: Junior Varsity Boys & Girls Cross Country, Junior Varsity Competitive Cheer
Winter: Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball
Spring: Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer, Junior Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer
More information regarding club sports for the 2020-2021 academic year is coming soon.
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. Please print this form and take it to your child’s primary care physician for completion.
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.
Required Forms for Participation in ACA Athletics
Players should complete all necessary physicals and forms prior to attending workouts or tryouts. Our teams will follow the same safety guidelines as our high school teams. Due to the limited season, participation fees for each middle school team will be $175.
To minimize potential physical contact, please return forms 2-4 digitally by scanning each document and sending as an attachment to Mr. Reed, Athletic Director – email@example.com.