MISSION STATEMENT FOR HALIFAX ACADEMY ATHLETICS
Halifax Academy endeavors to provide a program of high school athletics from which participating students can derive all the benefits that participation in competitive sport confers. The goal of our high school athletic program is the same as that of the school’s academic program: excellence. In this context, excellence includes commitment to the physical and emotional well-being, and social development of student-athletes as well as to the development of their sense of citizenship, dedication to sportsmanship and fair play, the development of individual and team skills, the exertion of best effort, the will to win, and general conduct that brings credit to Halifax Academy and is a source of pride and enthusiasm for all members of the school and local community.
The measure of “excellence” when applied to Halifax Academy athletics means also a level of performance that frequently will produce winning seasons and the realistic opportunity to compete for team or individual championships. It requires that students engaged in athletics be students first, that they be admitted according to this criterion, that they progress satisfactorily towards a high school diploma, and that their attrition and graduation rates as student-athletes not be significantly different from those of non-athletes.
Halifax Academy’s athletic program shall be composed of nationally or regionally recognized sports that satisfy the following criteria: they meet the needs, interests, and abilities of male and female students; they provide adequate institutional collateral benefits; they reflect due regard for the athletic traditions of Halifax Academy as well as future promise; they fall within Halifax Academy’s abilities to provide appropriate facilities; they geographically allow Halifax Academy to schedule conveniently and competitively; and they fall within financial capabilities of Halifax Academy to fund adequately.
The mission of the athletics program, ultimately, is that of Halifax Academy itself: “To build character and self-worth, give our students a sense of belonging and pride, an teach the importance of teamwork and dedication”
Halifax Academy belongs to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). FHSAA sets all guidelines and bylaws for interscholastic sports.
Currently, Halifax Academy offers:
Boys Tackle Football
Individual Track & Field Sports
Halifax Academy, 386-252-9557, 275 N. Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
*Halifax Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services, or activities
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