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ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT

The athletic programs at Apprentice Academy will serve to enhance the educational process by providing a safe, healthy, inclusive, and fair atmosphere of competitive play for our student athletes.

ATHLETICS VISION STATEMENT

Apprentice Academy will become the premier example of athletic programs in North Carolina, by complying with or exceeding the regulations and guidelines of the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE), North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). All employees and approved volunteers who represent or administer to any role relevant to Apprentice Academy athletic programs will be familiar with the information contained in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Handbook and the Apprentice Academy Athletic Handbook. 

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ATHLETICS VALUES STATEMENT

We are committed to the highest sense of integrity encompassing every aspect of our behavior as members of the Apprentice Academy Community.  We strive for high moral character, honor, respect, and honesty in all our actions realizing that the strength of a community is based on the integrity of its members. We are a community encompassing our teams, the athletic department, the school, alumni, friends of Apprentice Academy, and parents. We serve as role models, mentors, and leaders seeking not only to teach others but also to learn from their diverse experiences.  We take pride in creating and fostering life enhancing reciprocal relationships, which lead to a strong and vibrant community. For every group endeavor, each individual bears responsibility and plays an important role in reaching the common goal. We are all students and our department thrives as a learning environment. We are committed to the education of the mind, body, and spirit and view these pursuits as inseparable.  We believe in the integrity of each individual. We use the competitive spirit and sportsmanship we develop as teammates to do our best to become the very best.  Our goal is to win and to excel at the highest level while acting and competing in a way that reflects our core values. Our personal and team triumphs add to the growing pride that we share with the Apprentice Academy Community. Through leadership, school spirit, and devoted alumni, we will build on the Apprentice Academy tradition and instill a pride in Apprentice Academy Athletics that remains throughout a lifetime.

ATHLETICS CORE VALUES

  • Reliability - You can count on me.
  • Integrity - I can be trusted to do what I say I am going to do.
  • Commitment -I am all in and I will not quit.
  • Excellence - I strive to be the best in all that I do.

ATHLETIC PROGRAM GOALS

  • To develop and maintain the highest level of sportsmanship.
  • To maintain proper attitudes toward winning and losing, success and failure.
  • To encourage and develop respect for fellow athletes, both teammates and members of opposing teams.
  • To assure that the amount of time required for athletic participation does not interfere with academic success.
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle that stresses the benefits of physical fitness and overall wellness.
  • To orient all athletic staff members to abide by the rules, regulations, and officials' decisions that govern each sport.
  • To maintain and promote the highest standards of ethical behavior.