Athletic Director: Dorine Koster
Every student enrolled at CHCS MUST participate in at least two extracurricular activities each year. Extracurricular activities include: athletics, student government, yearbook, vocal music, and band.
At CHCS, athletics are designed to play a vital role in the development of one’s physical body, moral character, and spiritual nature. Because we are a Christian school, it is expected that our students will demonstrate a higher standard in behavior, dress, competition and attitude. As Christians, we are constantly on display. People want to see if there is anything different in the way we act and in the way we play. We belong to Jesus Christ; thus, we are commanded to be His ambassadors and to do all things in His name, decently and in order. We are to do all things as unto the Lord.
The same principle applies to our “fans in the stands” as well. They are being watched, also. Again, people want to see how the fans will react to officiating or poor sportsmanship by a player on our team or the other team. We must guard against anything that would bring disparagement upon the name of Christ. Our adversary would do anything to cause the name of Christ to be brought under criticism. We desire to show forth Christ to the community through our attitudes and our actions.
I Corinthians 10:31
“. . . . whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”
Interscholastic athletics are designed to allow the very best student athletes who attend one school to compete in a contest against the very best student athletes of another school. The opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics is a privilege for CHCS students and must be earned.
That privilege is earned based upon academic performance, demonstrated spiritual maturity, a willingness to sacrifice to be a part of the team, hard work at practice, demonstrating a positive, disciplined attitude and developing the skills necessary to participate in the sport.
The opportunity to participate in athletics is one of many tools CHCS will use to help instill Christ likeness, self-control, discipline, character development, and spiritual maturity in our students.
We seek to develop athletes whose character and play glorify God and not the athlete.
We seek to have a well-rounded program in which every student will have an opportunity to participate.
We seek to place the greater emphasis upon instilling the “will to win” rather than a “win at any cost” concept.
We seek to teach unity through team play, obedience through the player-coach relationship, and disciplined commitment through required practice.
We seek to assist each individual in achieving his or her maximum potential in the development of a strong, healthy body and an alert mind.
Athletes and cheer team members represent our Lord Jesus Christ and CHCS. They are placed in the “public eye” more than our other students and are expected to present themselves as young ladies and gentlemen at all times. We expect exemplary behavior while traveling to and from the game site, at the game and in all public places such as restaurants. The inability to conduct oneself appropriately can result in loss of privilege to participate in athletic activities.
The head coach, with permission from the athletic director, shall determine appropriate game day dress for his/her team. Appropriate dress for boys will be either a shirt, tie and dress slacks or a Heritage Pride shirt and khaki pants. Game day dress for girls shall consist of a white or navy blue Heritage Pride shirt and navy blue or khaki pants, a skirt/pants blouse combination or an appropriate dress. Cheer team members may wear their warm-up suits to and from the games. Student athletes are to wear game day dress to and from all games whether home or away.
Athletes are required to maintain at least a 70% (C-) average in all major academic subjects. Determination of eligibility will be made on Monday morning based upon information provided by the teaching staff on the previous Friday. Athletes found ineligible for that week will not participate in games until the following Monday. If the athlete is ineligible a second week, they will not participate in practices or games for that week. If an athlete is ineligible a third week during the season they will be removed from the team for the remainder of that season.
Athletes who demonstrate, through their attitude or behavior, any non-compliance with the Secondary Student Handbook can be declared ineligible for any specified period of time.