Athletics are an important part of the overall educational program at Middleborough High School. Participation in athletics is a privilege available to all eligible students. While physical skill and demonstrated ability are primary considerations in determining participation in competitions, we believe that all aspects of secondary school athletics are subordinate to the essential purpose for which schools exist and must be controlled by educational considerations. This privilege carries with it serious personal
responsibilities to the school and the community that the athlete represents. Student/athletes will understand that an emphasis on academic achievement is of primary importance and that athletic achievement is secondary to this responsibility.