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The Pioneer Way

The philosophy of the Athletic Department follows from the philosophy of Providence High School. For this department, it is based on a philosophy of striving for the highest level of achievement both for the individual and the team, while maintaining a positive attitude toward winning and losing. Providence encourages a highly competitive attitude within the athletic program and takes great pride in winning, however, the school does not condone "winning at all cost." We discourage any and all pressures that lead to poor sportsmanship and words or actions contrary to the mission of Providence High School. Participation in interscholastic athletic activities is a privilege, not a right. This means that students must work to earn and keep the privilege of being a member of a team.

  • To have as its primary concern the safety and welfare of the students.  
  • To be recognized as an integral part of the school's total educational program.
  • To be characterized by the highest levels of professional instruction and supervision.
  • To provide opportunities for individual growth and development.
  • To provide opportunities for the maximum number of students to participate.
  • To provide equal opportunity to all members of the school.  
  • To aspire to achieve and maintain high levels of athletic performance, within a moral and ethical framework.  
  • To have its many parts work cooperatively toward a single goal; coaches and athletes from all sports are expected to support the efforts of their peers and colleagues.  
  • To provide the best possible equipment and facilities.  
  • To involve the community, parents, faculty, friends and other students with the program.
  • To strive to make each student's athletic experience a positive, healthful and enjoyable part of Providence High School.