Fenway High School supports an athletics program that teaches mental and physical self-discipline, teamwork, leadership and the ability to deal with adversity. We believe that all Fenway students should have the opportunity to participate as members of well-coached, competitive teams. We support and uphold the highest standards of sportsmanship and fair play at every level of interscholastic competition.
In order for students athletes to participate for a sports team, the student must maintain a letter grade of C- or above in each of their classes. The Panthers Zone provides academic support for athletes throughout the year to ensure they can keep on top of their academic requirements prior to and during the season.
The Fenway teams that compete in interscholastic athletics competitions are Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Varsity Baseball and Softball, and Track. We hope to add more teams as the program develops. Students play on cooperative teams in a variety of other sports.
The mission of Scholar Athletes is to support academic achievement through athletics.
We strive to enhance the scholar-athlete experience, provide regular instruction to the coaching staff, and improve academic performance and personal growth. These collaborative efforts build skills, confidence, shape character, and enhance opportunities for success. Together we play to achieve!
Commitment to the entire school
The principal and teachers should perceive themselves as generalists first (teachers and scholars in general education) and specialists second (experts in but one particular discipline). Staff should expect multiple obligations (teacher-counselor-manager) and demonstrate a sense of commitment to the entire school.
Resources dedicated to teaching and learning
Ultimate administrative and budget targets should include student loads that promote personalization, substantial time for collective planning by teachers, competitive salaries for staff, and an ultimate per-pupil cost not to exceed that at traditional schools by more than 10 percent. To accomplish this, administrative plans may have to show the phased reduction or elimination of some services now provided to students in many schools.
Democracy and equity
The school should demonstrate non-discriminatory and inclusive policies, practices, and pedagogies. It should model democratic practices that involve all who are directly affected by the school. The school should honor diversity and build on the strength of its communities, deliberately and explicitly challenging all forms of inequity.