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Athletics at Island Christian School is far more than physical and social enjoyment. In keeping with our purpose, we seek to use athletics to develop Christian young people who know how to cooperate, compete, submit to authority, represent their school and Lord, and to lead others by example. Throughout each program the coaches seek to instill these Godly character traits through athletic experience.
The Island Christian School sports program is dedicated to developing character in young people. Coaches are to diligently strive to develop athletes with character through prayer, devotions, Christian service, physical development, skills training, mental and emotional conditioning. In addition, they expect our athletes to learn and develop responsibility to parents, school, team, peers, themselves and most importantly, Christ.
Island Christian School is proud to be a part of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Therefore, as a certified member of the state organization, Island Christian School athletes must meet the eligibility standards set by FHSAA. A student, who for any reason changes schools after beginning the ninth grade, as well as the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), must sign in the presence of a notary public an “Affidavit of Compliance with the FHSAA Policy on Athletic Recruiting.” The affidavit will be necessary regardless of whether the student changes schools during the school year or during the summer period between school years. The affidavit will be accompanied by an explanation of the FHSAA Policy on Athletic Recruiting, including the penalties for violating the policy, as well as the consequences of making a false statement on the affidavit. The student will not be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletic competition at his/her new school until the school submits the affidavit bearing all necessary signatures to the FHSAA Office.
All ICS student athletes must maintain a cumulative 2.25 grade point average on a 4.0 un-weighted scale through the end of the previous semester. This GPA must include all courses taken since the student entered high school. For sixth-graders, seventh-graders and eighth-graders, the student must have been regularly promoted from the previous grade, carry a normal class load, do satisfactory classroom work and maintain a satisfactory conduct record. (FHSAA Bylaw 11.2) Any student not maintaining the appropriate 2.25 cum average for a semester will be academically ineligible for the next full semester (18 weeks).
Island Christian School does NOT recruit student athletes in compliance with FHSAA bylaws. Island Christian School administration has directed the athletic director and all coaches to adhere to the FHSAA rules and guidelines as to the starting date of each sport season and legal practice dates.