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Extracurricular Activities

The extracurricular programs in our schools let students explore their interests outside of the regular school day. These programs offer the opportunity for self-expression and learning in an environment that’s safe and familiar. Our schools provide a variety of extracurricular programs and clubs in the areas of: 

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) 
  • Community service 
  • Athletics 
  • Student leadership 
  • The Arts 

School-sponsored activities are supervised by school staff. For your child to participate, you may have to provide additional permission as a parent or guardian. 

To learn what extracurricular programs your student’s school offers, call the school’s front office. 


Participation in a school’s extracurricular activities is a privilege. Phoenix #1 students earn this privilege by meeting required standards for academic performance. While we believe that extracurricular activities are a valuable aspect of a student’s education, we strive for our students to enjoy these endeavors without losing sight of academic pursuits. 

To do this, our policy for eligibility in extracurricular activities requires a student to:

  • Have passing grades in all classes 
  • Maintain progress toward promotion or graduation

If a student’s academic performance is checked and does not meet the standards for eligibility, then the school will notify you and your student.

In some cases, student behavior can also be grounds for ineligibility. If a student’s behavior presents a problem or jeopardizes school discipline, then the student may be deemed ineligible for extracurricular programs until behavior improves.

These same general standards apply to special education students; however, eligibility shall be determined on a case-by-case basis in relationship, depending on the students' individual education programs.

District Athletics Program 

We’re proud to offer our students the chance to participate in district-sponsored team sports. This program focuses on fostering character building that include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, encouraging students to be well-disciplined and respectful players.

At our schools, students can participate in the following sports at the fifth and sixth grade level or the seventh and eighth grade level:

  • Basketball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Flag Football 
  • Slow Pitch 
  • Soccer 

When it comes to the district athletics program, the health and welfare of our students are top priority. Therefore, we require a physical exam prior to participation in any school-sponsored athletics.

To play, students must meet the standards established by the extracurricular eligibility policy and maintain acceptable student conduct. Students and their parents must also complete the following forms before attending orientation:

  • Permission to Participate in Activity and Authorization for Medical Services Player Code of Conduct
  • Parent Code of Conduct
  • Annual Physical Evaluation (provided by healthcare provider)
  • Arizona Interscholastic Association Annual Statement and Acknowledgement Form

These forms are provided by school coaches or you can call (602) 257-4055 for information about completing these forms.

ESSER III Funded Community Enrichment for the 2022 - 2023 School Year

Based on community feedback on our ESSER III Family and Community survey, results indicated a need for extended learning opportunities for students. The ESSER III funding enables us to bring quality enrichment opportunities to ALL learners! These community enrichment opportunities will be provided for FREE to students for the 2022-2023 school year. 

School leadership teams analyzed academic data to determine ways to extend learning for students paired with feedback from families. Schools were given menus of vendors providing STEM, Chess, Social and Emotional Learning Activities (SEL), Mentoring, and technology opportunities. Programming subjects, dates and times will vary by campus based on identified needs at each site. 

All advertising for these programs will be school site specific. Please keep an eye out for program information via your school’s social media network and/or through school fliers.

For more information, please check with your school principal.