The Vision of the Salem High School Athletic Department is multifaceted. Through sports we will ensure student-athletes receive important life skills such as strong work habits, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership skills, and a sense of civic engagement. We will foster pride in ones’ self and the community. Our desire is to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate in a sport of their choice and understand the important role athletic participation and competition plays in their lives. We will strive for at least 75-80% involvement in the athletic program from the student body. We will strive to field highly competitive teams, which teach students hard work and gives them a sense of pride in their own abilities. The athletic program will foster opportunities for student-athletes to compete on the college level, as well as increase opportunities for students to receive scholarships and other awards from colleges and universities. We will increase the number of sports offered by the school to give students more options in which to compete. We will hire sports qualified coaches, who have the ability to teach the sport they coach. We will ensure the athletic program supports academic preparedness and eligibility through policy and practice. We will establish a program which maintains high standards of integrity, fairness and sportsmanship. We will endeavor to show greater commitment and care to the students we serve.