Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational program and are designed to have a positive influence on students. Our athletic programs support student participation in multiple sports and promote equal opportunities and experiences for all students, male and female. In addition to athletic skill development, we are charged with the responsibility of instilling in our athlete's proper attitudes and behaviors that reflect the ideas of citizenship, sportsmanship, and cooperation, as well as building self-discipline and self-esteem.
Education Code section 221.9 requires schools offering competitive athletics to post athletic program participation information on the school’s website. For each high school, program participation data can be found on the school’s athletic webpage. Elementary and junior high school sites do not meet the athletic data reporting requirement under Education Code 221.9.
Modesto City High Schools compete in the Modesto Metropolitan Conference of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. Policies and procedures for high school athletic programs are governed by the MMC by-laws and the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section constitution and by-laws.
Modesto City Schools joins the California Interscholastic Federation in recognizing that athletics are an important component of the educational experience and that the benefits of participation go beyond the final score of a game. Coaches have the responsibility to ensure that the academic, social, emotional, physical, and ethical well-being of student-athletes is always placed above desires and pressures to win. By promoting good sportsmanship, coaches will set a positive example for all participants and fans. This Code of Conduct applies to all full-time and part-time coaches.
It is the responsibility of every coach to instill the values of “Pursuing Victory with Honor” and communicate to student-athletes and their parents that athletic participation is a privilege, not a right. To earn that privilege, student-athletes must abide by the rules and conduct themselves, on and off the field, as role models who exemplify good character.