Philosophy on Extracurricular Activities
At Evanston Township High School (ETHS), our goal is to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. We provide a variety of opportunities for learning in the classroom and beyond: through the arts, sports, and activities. Extracurricular activities are an integral part of many students’ high school experience. Positive participation in activities helps to increase students' engagement in the school community. Extracurricular activities provide all students with opportunities to develop aspects of leadership, self-discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-confidence, commitment, and student wellness; while pursuing an interest that may lead to a career or lifelong hobby. Extracurricular activities offer participants the opportunity to be leaders and role models on campus and in the community and enable participants to represent the school district in a positive manner.
Extracurricular Code of Conduct (ECC)
Evanston Township High School District 202 makes extracurricular activities available as an extension of the regular school program with this important difference: equitable participation in the regular curriculum is a right afforded to each student, while participation in the extracurricular program is a privilege that carries additional expectations for acceptable conduct.
Students participating in the extracurricular program at ETHS have a responsibility to lead through their example. Students engaging in extracurricular activities represent not only themselves, but also other students and the school district when performing, competing, or participating in extracurricular activities, and/or while wearing uniforms or other clothing that identifies the student in any setting as an ETHS student.
The Extracurricular Code of Conduct (ECC), articulated in The Pilot: Student & Family Handbook and governed by Board Policy 6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities, sets out school district requirements in order to support safety and wellbeing of participants while promoting high standards of conduct, citizenship, and good decision-making. ETHS District 202 has the authority to restrict or revoke a student’s participation in an extracurricular activity. ETHS District 202 also has the right to determine whether or not an entire team, club, group or program will represent the high school in competition or a performance.