The intramural sports program differs from traditional interscholastic sports in that it prioritizes inclusion and enjoyment over competition. The intramural program at Granite Mountain will create a great opportunity for 5th and 6th graders to grow as individuals and to learn about fitness. Intramural athletics, unlike competitive athletics, are open to all students, regardless of the student’s ability and/or knowledge. In addition, family and community participation will be a fundamental part of our program as well. Our intramural sports program will consist of basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, and indoor floor hockey.
Tentative dates and options for the sports seasons are as follows:
Fall Season - August 21st - September 29th
Co-ed Flag Football and Co-ed Volleyball
Winter 1 Season - October 16th - November 21st
Winter 2 Season - January 8th - February 16st
Spring Season - February 26th - April 13th
Intramural sports are a part of our 21st Century Program. Currently, there are no fees to participate in intramural sports at Granite Mountain.
All sports require medical insurance and the school-supplied parental permission form.
Athletes are also required to read and sign the Code of Conduct for Student-Athletes, and parents must read and sign the Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians. These codes are to be followed at all practices and games.
More specific information will be given during skills assessment for each sport.
Students wishing to participate in Cross Country, Wrestling, and/or Track will be able to do so with the Mile High teams. Granite Mountain students will be taken by bus to Mile High for these sports. The pay-to-play for these sports teams is $110 per sport.
For interscholastic contact sports (wrestling), it is necessary for each student to have a medical release form (physical) completed by your doctor. All sports require medical insurance and the school-supplied parental permission form.
Athletes are also required to read and sign the Code of Conduct for Student-Athletes, and parents must read and sign the Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians. These codes are to be followed at all practices and games. More specific information will be given during skills assessment for each sport.
No Pass, No Play
Extracurricular activities are all interscholastic activities operating under the guidelines, rules, and procedures established by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. This includes but is not limited to athletics, Student Council, and band/orchestra/choir trips. All schools within our athletic league also enforce similar no pass/no play policies.
Eligibility – If a student receives a failing grade at the end of any of the three week progress reporting periods, or at the end of a quarter, s/he will be given one week to raise the grade and will be assigned to after school academic tutoring. If s/he does not raise the grade, s/he is ineligible for the next two week period. S/he may not compete in any games or travel with the team or group to away matches or performances. S/he may continue to practice with the team or group. At the end of the next three weeks, the same process will be implemented.
Granite Mountain School does not provide medical insurance coverage for school accidents; however, you can purchase your own school insurance. The cost of this insurance varies from school year to school year, and according to the type of coverage you opt to purchase. Applications are available through the School Nurse, or online, and should be returned to the School Nurse for processing.
All students wishing to participate in athletics MUST CARRY SOME KIND OF HEALTH INSURANCE. Proof of such insurance will be required before being given clearance for athletic participation.