No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
title ix of the education amendments of 1972
About Title IX
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:
- Participation in athletics
- Enrollment in classes
- Counseling services
- Participation in extracurricular activities
- Treatment in the classroom
- Recognition and honors, special awards, scholarships
- Graduation activities