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Athletics

The athletic program at Serra High School is a dynamic integral part of the educational experience. It provides meaningful learning opportunities not otherwise offered in the classroom curriculum. It assists students in developing habits, attitudes, and ideals necessary for ethical competition and cooperation in our society. It also provides them with lifelong lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, ethical behavior, perseverance, commitment, loyalty, self-discipline, pride, cooperation, responsibility, and leadership skills.

Every student at Serra has the opportunity to try-out for a team if you meet the requirements of the San Diego Unified School District and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).

Insurance

Under state law, school districts are required to ensure that all members of school athletic teams have accidental injury insurance that covers medical and hospital expenses. The insurance requirement can be met by the school district offering insurance or other health benefits that cover medical and hospital expenses (Education code Section 32221.5).

School District-Offered Insurancewww.studentinsuranceusa.com

    1. Download Directions: English or Spanish
    2. Read all directions and click on the provided link - https://www.k12specialmarkets.com/Enroll_1.aspx
    3. Follow prompts—California & SERRA HIGH
    4. Pick type of insurance needed:
      •  $335.00—Voluntary Sports Coverage 9-12 - w/ Football, or
      •  $105.00—Voluntary Sports Coverage (excludes football)
    5. Continue through prompts to purchase
    6. Print insurance card and record needed information to athletic packet

Some pupils may qualify to enroll in no-cost or low-cost local, state, or federally sponsored health insurance programs. Information about these programs may be obtained by calling:

  1. The Healthy Families Program: 1-800-880-5305; www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov
  2. MediCal: 1-800-541-5555
  3. San Diego Kids Health Assurance Network (SD-KHAN): 1-800-675-2229; www.sdcounty.ca.gov
    3851 Rosecrans Street, Suite 522
    San Diego, CA 92110-3115
  4. Child Health and Disability Prevention Program: 1-800-675-2229 for Homeless or Foster Youth free medical and dental check ups.
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Serra students can participate in a variety of sports.  Students must be in attendance at least 4 periods on the day of a game in order to participate in the game.  Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • A grade-point average of 2.0 or higher during the academic term immediately preceding and during the season of the sport you participate in. Additionally, you must have passed at least four subjects.

  • A satisfactory citizenship record with a 2.0 average or better.

  • Residence with a legal guardian in the Serra attendance area or enrolled in an authorized VEEP (Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program) or CHOICE Program.

  • Abiding by the one-year transfer rules if you participated at ANY level in the past 12 months.

  • Athletic equipment may only be stored in locker rooms or the athletic storage facility.

  • Students may not store any athletic equipment in classrooms.

  • All student athletes must have a current Serra ID card and a current athletic sticker.

  • You must have the following prior to trying out for a sport:

    • You must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in academics and citizenship from your last grading period in order to be eligible to try-out.

    • You must have medical insurance coverage (see above).

    • A completed Serra High School Athletic Packet.  This packet includes: Physical Form from a medical doctor (chiropractic physicals are not allowed), Code of Ethics Form; Hazing Form; Drivers/Riders Form; Substance Abuse Form; Code of Conduct Forms, Eligibility Verification Form, Emergency Card.  The student must have returned all of these to the Athletic Director at least ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRY-OUTS.

    • An Emergency Card on file with the coach of the sport for which you are trying-out.

    • The original or copy of your last report card or official progress report.