A comprehensive and balanced interscholastic athletic program is an integral part of the total educational process. While the high school athletic program serves as an arena for the student-athlete to display his/her talents, student-athletes must, in turn, be willing to accept the responsibility to self, to team, and to school. The value of athletics as an educational tool provides opportunities for mastery of educational learning outcomes and exiting skills. The student-athlete will demonstrate self discipline, emotional control, and the ideals for good sportsmanship. The student- athlete will be given opportunities and experiences to develop a healthy self-esteem, a strong competitive attitude, and a desire to reach his/her fullest potential. Through group participation, the student-athlete will develop the skills of cooperation and commitment. The student-athlete will demonstrate ethical qualities and be capable of taking his/her place in modern society.