The benefits of participation in sports for young girls extend beyond fitness and competition. Girls who play sports earn better grades and demonstrate higher self-esteem than non-athletes. And those who play sports are also more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. Female athletes are less likely to smoke, abuse drugs or become pregnant during their teenage years. Skills gained from sports participation, including teamwork, leadership and discipline, are crucial as women progress in the corporate world at higher levels than ever before. It has been reported that eighty-percent of female managers of Fortune 500 companies have played organized sports on some level.
Federal law, Title IX, State law and Clayton Valley Charter High School policy prohibit anyone at a school from discriminating against any student on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender. Males and females must be treated the same in all areas, including:
The Title IX Coordinator for CVCHS is Tom Sparks, Athletic Director. He can be reached at 925-682-7474or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about Title IX, including the process for filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, can be found here.