The Athol High School and Athol-Royalston Middle School Interscholastic athletic programs are integral parts of the total school program. Interscholastic athletics provides the “other half” of education. The overall goals of this program fall under the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the educational system. The program demands a strong commitment to academics first, before participation takes place on our teams. The interscholastic athletic program provides for constructive physical, mental, moral, emotional, social growth and character development. Healthy physical activity is essential to everyday living and participation in interscholastic athletics helps to establish a disciplined life and qualities associated with successful adulthood.