Goals & Philosophy
Saint Joseph High School is a Roman Catholic educational institution whose primary function is to educate the whole student. The students’ spiritual and academic growth is our focus, but we recognize the value of a comprehensive athletic program to enhance their experience. We will support our teams and our athletes in a positive and caring way. We will follow all CIAC, FCIAC and Saint Joseph High School regulations, goals, and objectives.
We encourage our coaches to stress the importance of physical fitness, conditioning, and safety in all athletic activities.
The Privilege of Representing Saint Joseph High School through Athletics
Participating in the athletic programs at Saint Joseph High School is a privilege. It is our belief that athletic involvement presents to students unique opportunities: to build community, character, integrity, discipline, and sportsmanship. To develop physical and athletic skills to compete in interscholastic sports and to participate in the tradition of athletic excellence at Saint Joseph High School. Participating in athletic programs also offers our students the opportunity to represent our entire school community. As such, any student wishing to represent Saint Joseph High School through athletics must be above reproach. His or her conduct and attitude must comply with the stated rules of the Community Handbook. Students may be denied participation in athletics if they fail to meet academic or behavioral expectations, including “out of school” conduct.
Commitment to Academic Success
All students of Saint Joseph High School are responsible for their academic success. This essential responsibility serves as our guideline for the role athletics has in the life of the student. Athletics, as with any extracurricular activity, is secondary to his or her education at Saint Joseph High School. Academic commitments take precedence over any athletic interest. Given the demands of time and schedule made on the athlete, the planning and preparation of academic work is critical. Participation in athletics is not an acceptable excuse for poor academic performance. In other words, schoolwork comes first! In addition, all disciplinary obligations must be fulfilled before a student may participate in any extracurricular activity.