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.

Athletics Offerings for 2019-2020

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

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.

  • Cavalier Crew Spirit Team
  • Sailing Club
  • Swim Club

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.

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.


Required Forms for Summer Workouts and Fall Tryouts

Without exception, players must complete and return the following forms before participating in summer workouts or tryouts. 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 –


  1. Fall Sports Health Check-In (online form submission)
  2. Fall Sports Waiver & Release Form
  3. Physical Examination Form
  4. Concussion Awareness Form