Participation on an athletic team can be a rewarding and meaningful experience that enhances a child’s secondary education. It is important that students realize the time demands, responsibility, dedication, and sacrifices required when making this type of commitment. The following information defines the interscholastic policies and procedures for all students participating in our high school athletic programs. The Boyd County Athletic Department hopes this document provides parents and students with a better understanding of our philosophy, goals, and policies. Please refer to the following information when a question about your child’s athletic experience arises.
Philosophy of Athletics at Boyd County High School
It is the TRADITION of Boyd County High School to teach, model, and exemplify the following traits: INTEGRITY, RESPONSIBILITY, SERVICE, and RESPECT. We consider athletics an integral part of the educational experience. Athletics provides opportunities that will help students develop physically, mentally and emotionally. We view the competition of athletics as a healthy educational and physiological activity because it challenges each student to excel, to discover his or her physical limits, and to work cooperatively with team members. While winning is a natural goal in the pursuit of excellence, the principles of good sportsmanship and enjoyment of competition takes precedence at all times and enhance the educational value of contests.
Boyd County High School is a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), whose purpose is to organize, regulate, and promote interscholastic athletics for secondary schools in Kentucky. As a KHSAA member school, Boyd County abides by the minimum standards set forth by this organization. Please note that these are minimal standards and member schools may enforce stricter standards, which Boyd County High School does in many instances. Boyd County is in the 64th District and 16th Region. Our football program participates in 4A.