Athletic Philosophy The Collegiate Charter School of Lowell believes that participating in interscholastic athletics is a valuable part of the Upper School education. At Collegiate, we attempt to provide opportunities for all students who want to take part in them.
Our athletic program centers itself on teaching and developing our student’s lifelong skills such as:
- Time Management
- Work Ethic
- Social Skills
Collegiate’s athletic program encompasses our school mission to prepare students for success in college, equip them with the ability and desire for lifelong learning, as well as strengthen their civic, ethical, and moral values.
At Collegiate, we strive for championships at the varsity level, but that is only a desire while we are maintaining the integrity of our athletes, our school, and our community. At the junior varsity levels and below, the goal is to develop our future champions and teach the fundamental skills of the respective sport in tandem with the lessons of lifelong skills.
Each member of our athletic community has a role in developing the lifelong skills of our student- athletes.
Our coaches’ role, first and foremost, is to provide a safe and positive environment for our student-athletes. Their role also includes: communicating the team objectives, preparing schedules, and setting the expectations of the players and parents; possessing current knowledge and skill to instruct players competently while continuing to develop themselves professionally; treating all athletes consistently and fairly; and being a positive role model to our student-athletes at all times.
Students who choose to participate in athletics at Collegiate are voluntarily making a commitment to be student-athletes in our athletic community. Collegiate student-athletes are expected to commit to their academics while fulfilling their commitment to Collegiate athletics. They must represent their team, school, and community in a positive manner at all times. Our student-athletes must abide by not only the athletics guidelines but also the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell student handbook. They must always demonstrate good sportsmanship.
Collegiate parents have an opportunity to watch their children in athletic settings by being supportive fans of their children, and school. Collegiate parents guide their children as they take on the challenges of time management, sport-specific skill development, and responsibility. Our parents support the team and coach from the stands in a positive manner. They encourage their children to communicate with the coaching staff and athletic director when issues arise and encourage their children to commit to a team and program.
Note: There is a possibility that some students will be cut from a team during tryouts. Whenever possible, these students will be encouraged to join another team that does not make cuts. Each team also has the opportunity for a position of at least one team manager and there are a variety of other athletic-related activities for students to participate in. Students are encouraged to reach out to the athletic director when they have a desire to join the athletic community at Collegiate.
Athletics Policies and Procedures Handbook
Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association