Athletic Information

Jackson Middle School has a proud tradition of excellent athletic programs.  We offer OHSAA sanctioned sports for football, 7th and 8th grade girls' volleyball, cheerleading, 7th and 8th grade girls' and boys' basketball, wrestling, and track.  We also have a golf club supported by volunteer parents.

As student athletes, our players must maintain a minimum academic standard in order to play sports at Jackson Middle School.  Our students must be passing five classes as of the end of the quarter immediately preceding the sport in which they are participating.  For example, as a fall football player, the athlete must have passed five classes the fourth quarter immediately preceding the football season, which can include 6th grade classes prior to entering Jackson Middle School.  Students must also maintain a minimum 1.8 GPA to be eligible to participate as well.  More information from OHSAA can be found on the "Academic Eligibility" link on our website.

An annual parent meeting is required of all parents, as well.  At this meeting, we discuss eligibility, concussion information, our athletic policies (which can be found as a link on this website), and drug/alcohol/tobacco/citizenship information.  One meeting is required, regardless of on how many sports the athlete participates.  Please watch for announcements and our calendar for when these meetings are scheduled.  They are typically scheduled as the practice season begins for each sport (August, November, and February).  At this meeting, we also collect our Pay to Participate fees, which are $75 per sport, with a family cap of $500.  Anyone wanting information about financial assistance can look at our "Success Beyond the Classroom" page on this website.

Finally, a physical is required of all students participating in sports at Jackson Middle School.  This physical is good for one calendar year.  A student cannot practice or play in a contest until we have a physical signed by a doctor in our possession.  The physical form can also be found on this website.