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.
Attention Winter 2019 Athletes and Parents:
All parents and student athletes must watch this video about Lindsay's Law, and sign a waiver stating that it has been viewed:
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.
Success Beyond the Classroom (SBC) Scholarships for Athletics and Marching Band
Does your child plan to play sports or participate in the marching band? There is scholarship money made available through the Success Beyond the Classroom Foundation (SBC) to assist in covering the Pay-to-Participate cost. SBC is a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide scholarships to qualified students in the district who wish to participate in athletics and/or their school marching band. SBC members believe that extra-curricular activities help students learn and practice the skills needed for success in all areas of life. To be considered for an SBC scholarship, students must submit and fully complete an application, which is available on the district and school websites. Administrators, Athletic Directors, and/or coaches at each building can help you locate the SBC application. Applications can also be found on the building and district websites. For more information and deadline dates please visit http://athletics.swcsd.us/SBC or you may contact the school Athletic Director.