Athletes are ambassadors of Portola High School, and therefore the behavior of all athletes, in and out of competition, is of paramount importance. As a privilege and not a right, interscholastic athletics is a voluntary program and students are not obligated to participate. Participation is not required for graduation. It is the responsibility of the athlete to conform to the behavioral expectations set forth by the school’s athletic department.
2018 Summer Skills Camps
Portola High School is excited to announce its Summer Skills Camp program. This is the perfect opportunity for incoming freshmen to build their athletic skills, try a new sport, and get to know our coaching staff. These camps are designed to teach and build skills in each sport, develop proper conditioning, and focus on the fundamentals of high school athleticism. Purely recreational and completely voluntary, the PHS Athletic Summer Skills Camps are open to all Portola High School students. Daily attendance aids in the development of these skills but is not required. Participation in camps is not offered for credit, nor is it a prerequisite for equal access to participation in athletics during the school year.
2018-19 Athletic Clearance Process Now Open
Starting March 30, 2018 athletes can begin their clearance process for the 2018-2019 athletic seasons.
Keys to athletic clearance success:
If an athlete misses their assigned date, they can come in the following Monday from 2:30-3:30 as a makeup. They can also make an appointment with Ms. Pippen before the end of the school year (June 8, 2018).
Important Clearance Policies:
Clearance for a season of sport must be completed before the tryout date. Tryouts must occur within the two weeks prior to the start of season*. We will not clear anyone past the tryout date. Only transfer students will be cleared during the season.
*Coaches may hold a tryout earlier for returning athletes. These tryouts must be completed during the current academic school year before June 8, 2018. Again, an athlete must be cleared prior to this date to try out. We will not clear them past the tryout date.