Extracurriculars

Overview

Esperanza Academy offers students multiple avenues to explore their interest. In addition to our Majors program, which allows students to complete their elective credits in a specific field of interest, we offer several extracurricular activities for students to join. Whether it is one of our championship-winning sport teams, our award-winning newspaper, or one of our proactive social change groups, Esperanza Academy has something for every student. We encourage all eligible students to get involved in an extracurricular activity as we know it will provide an enriching and fulfilling experience.

Participation

Participation in school and school-related activities is an excellent way for a student to develop talents, receive individual recognition and build strong friendships with other students; participation, however, is a privilege, not a right. Eligibility for participation in many of these activities is governed by state law as well as rules of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)—a statewide association overseeing interschool competition.

The following requirements apply to all extracurricular activities: 

  • A student who receives at the end of a grading period a grade below 67 in any academic class may not participate in extracurricular activities for at least three school weeks.

    A student who receives at the end of a grading period a grade below 67 in any academic class may not participate in extracurricular activities for at least three school weeks.

  • A student with disabilities who fails to meet the standards in the individualized education program (IEP) may not participate for at least three school weeks.

    A student with disabilities who fails to meet the standards in the individualized education program (IEP) may not participate for at least three school weeks.

  • A student who misses a class because of participation in an activity that has not been approved will receive an unexcused absence.

    A student who misses a class because of participation in an activity that has not been approved will receive an unexcused absence.

 *Please note: Sponsors of student clubs and athletic teams may establish standards of behavior—including consequences for misbehavior—that are stricter than those for students in general. If a violation is also a violation of school rules, the consequences specified by the Student Code of Conduct or by local policy will apply in addition to any consequences specified by the organization. For additional information, please see the administration.