High School Athletics
At the high school level, Acero Athletics offers a variety of team sports during the year. Sports may be offered as intramurals (play among advisories); inter-league tournaments (play against other Acero high schools); club teams (not playing in a formal league but, depending on interest and competitiveness at each campus, playing a hybrid schedule against an appropriate range of teams); or IHSA teams (official teams competing in conference leagues). Sports offerings vary by campus and season, please check directly with each high school campus for specific offerings.
Parents are expected to support their student-athlete(s) in their sports activities and be present at pre-season meetings, parent workshops, team meetings, games and end-of-season awards ceremonies. Parent support is critical to ensure that student-athletes maintain required academic eligibility and that expected standards of conduct are followed.
A student fee is charged for participation in each sport. These funds help to offset costs associated with the program (e.g., transportation, officiating, equipment, uniforms, rental of facilities for games, etc.). Uniforms will be provided to all participating athletes and must be returned in the condition received at the end of season.
Eligibility for IHSA Teams Participation – Official Acero Athletics
To be eligible to tryout and participate in official Acero Athletics, students must adhere to the following:
- Submit the Illinois High School Athletic Association (IHSA) Sports Physical, completed and signed by a primary care physician before the first team practice – no student/athlete will be allowed to practice without this official form on file.
- Submit the Emergency Medical Release and Liability Waiver, signed by parent/guardian before tryouts – no student athlete will be allowed to tryout without this form on file.
- Settle any financial outstanding balance with the school.
- Maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of no less than a 2.0 with no F’s.
Eligibility for intramurals and inter-league play: to be determined by High School Director and Network Director of Athletics.