At the July Headmaster’s Association meeting the members voted for dues to be increased to $150.00 to assist with activities that will be planned this year. The new Secretary/Treasurer is Dee Bennett so checks should be forwarded to her attention at The Lakeside School; 1020 Lake Dr.; Eufaula, AL 36027. Other officers elected are: Julie Kelly- President, Darrell Self- Vice-President and Ceil Sikes- ex-officio. Please forward any concerns or ideas to one of these individuals.
Being a member of the Headmasters' Association, qualifies you to have an applicant for the Headmasters' Association Scholarship.
SAT TESTING NOTES: Pearson will be contacting each school concerning critical testing dates and information. Schools will order their own materials and communicate directly with Pearson concerning any needs they may have. Pearson will bill each school directly. You will mail your payments directly to Pearson. Schools will receive a discount. Also remember that there will not be any local (AISA) norms. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Gray, Assessment Consultant, Learning Assessments, firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding ordering, shipping, billing, or returns, schools should contact Customer Service directly. When speaking to an agent, please remind schools to always specify that they are an AISA member school and a Special Program. The direct line for Customer Service is 800-328-5999.
SAT 10 REMINDER: If you are planning to exclude any students from your school's group report, please be aware that only true special education students can be excluded. Students excluded should have documentation of their identified disability by a certified psychometrist.
AISA STATE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS’ BOWL COMPETITION: March 4, 2014 at Huntingdon College.
AISA SECONDARY CHORAL FESTIVAL: This year the Secondary Choral Festival/Honor Chorus will be held on March 6-7, 2014 at Hooper Academy, Montgomery.
AISA DISTRICT MIDDLE SCHOOL (grades 6-8) SCHOLARS’ BOWL COMPETITION: April 1, 2014--District host schools are reminded to fax their results to the AISA office (334-833-4086) as soon as district competitions are completed--STATE ENTRY FORM. AISA STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOLARS’ BOWL COMPETITION: April 9, 2014 at Huntingdon College.
ELEMENTARY CHORAL FESTIVAL: The Elementary Choral Festival will be held at Hooper Academy on April 11, 2014.
The AISA CHAIRMAN’S AWARD has been established by the AISA for the specific purpose of recognizing member schools that achieve athletic excellence during the school year. The Chairman's Award form MUST be in the AISA Office by June 1, 2014.
AISA PRESIDENT'S AWARD: The President's Award was established by the AISA for the specific purpose of recognizing member schools that achieve academic excellence during the school year. President's Award form and documentation must be in the AISA office by June 1, 2014.
ATTENTION COUNCIL COMMITTEE: The next Council Committee Meeting is scheduled for January 29, 2014 at the AISA Office, 1:00 p.m.
ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION EXAMINATION AS RELATED TO AISA DIPLOMA AND ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS: The AISA policy has not changed. Since the State of Alabama has changed their policy, then a senior student must have passed all required (by the state) parts of the graduation exit test. These required parts include Reading and Math and one section of the three remaining sections. Rebecca Mims, Education Specialist for Assessment and Accountability, at the Alabama State Department of Education, has notified us that non-public school students may not take the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) unless their non-public school chooses to have all students tested. Therefore, the AISA’s academic and athletic requirement policies concerning senior transfers and the passing of the AHSGE are no longer in effect. Since these selected students no longer have the opportunity to retake failed portions of the test, we cannot enforce these policies. Students ruled ineligible due to this policy are now declared eligible effective immediately.
AISA Course Share Network News (online) Course Share Network course registration for the Summer has begun with courses beginning as soon as registration is completed. Course share network courses offered include 9-12 English, 9-12 History, 9-12 Science, 9-12 Math, Spanish 1&2, Computer (2 courses) Click on this link ... http://aisa.crhosts.com/... to see the site, read the policies, and see individual courses. Contact John Westbrook at email@example.com if you have questions.
AISA Coaches' Association dues of $150 are due by November 1, 2013. Make your check payable to AISA Coaches' Association, and mail to Coach Glynn Lott, Coaches' Association President; Macon-East Montgomery Academy; 15396 Vaughn Rd.; Cecil, AL; 36013 $150.00 for all schools--after November1, 2013 dues will go to $250.00.
Final completed schedules for basketball, softball, and baseball are due in the AISA office by October 1, 2013. AISA Athletic Handbook, page 8, XVIII:
Concussion Rule for All Sports: The AISA Athletic Committee voted unanimously on July 28, 2010 to approve the following concerning player concussions: Any player who shows signs or symptoms associated with a concussion shall not return to play in any sport until cleared by a medical doctor. Please refer to the following pages of the 2010 NFHS Rules Book that your school was issued at the Annual Coaches’ Meeting on July 21, 2010. Share with all coaches page 44, rule 3-6b; page 82 and page 100 for suggested guidelines in management of a concussion. Click here for more information or policy forms
AISA ATHLETIC HANDBOOK, GENERAL INFORMATION, PAGE 8--Note: It is the responsibility of the school to notify in writing the AISA office of any ejection of a coach or player within 48 hours. There will be a $100.00 fine for failure to report ejections. A player or coach ejected for conduct reasons from any playoff and/or final game of the sports season will be fined $250.00.
The 2013-2014 Gate Admission Fees: Regular season play, $5.00--- Tournament play, double headers, playoffs, all-stars, jamborees, and finals, $7.00 adults and $5.00 students—this excludes the Tripleheader (gate - $15.00). School tournaments, jamborees, and double headers, the $5.00 and $7.00 is maximum; schools may continue to charge $5.00 for those school sponsored competitions.
AISA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM: The AISA does not sponsor an AISA state championship program below the level of varsity athletics.
ATTENTION ATHLETIC COMMITTEE: The next Athletic Committee Meeting is scheduled for January 29, 2014 at the AISA office, 10:00 a.m.
SPORTS OFFICIAL BILL AND SPORTSMANSHIP: Please announce AISA Sportsmanship Statement and Sports Officials Bill prior to each athletic event. Click here to read these statements
STUDENT-ATHLETIC TRANSFERS: The AISA Office must be notified immediately in writing by receiving school of any student-athlete transferring in from a member school. (Item 10, Letter E, Page 17 Athletic Handbook)
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR 2013-14: Courses taken in summer school shall be considered an extension of the school year and credits earned in summer school may be used in determining scholastic eligibility of students. Independent Study and tutorial type courses may not be used for athletic eligibility purposes. All summer school work and approved correspondence/on-line courses may be used for eligibility purposes but final grades must be in and recorded on student's transcript on the Monday prior to the AISA’s third playing date for football (September 9, 2013). A student is allowed a maximum of two (2) units in summer school to establish eligibility for the fall semester. Clarification: Summer school is defined as any coursework begun after end of 2nd semester (as stated on AISA calendar) and concluded by the deadline set by the AISA.
HOME SCHOOL OPPONENTS:PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT PROPOSAL/POLICY: “Student-athletes transferring from a home school and/or a non-traditional school program will be eligible for AISA interscholastic athletics, if all AISA eligibility requirements have been met. AISA schools are not allowed to play home school teams in any sport.
National Center for Sports Safety: Please note contact information has changed as follows: National Center for Sports Safety; 2301 Morris Ave. Suite 105; Birmingham, Alabama 35203; Phone: 205-329-7535 or 7508; Fax: 205-329-7526; Toll-Free: 1-866-508-NCSS (6277); info@SportsSafety.org; Online Sports Safety Course: www.sportssafety.org
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FOR ALL AISA ATHLETES/CHEERLEADERS: Refer to Physical Exam Form and Medical History Form in the Appendix of your AISA Athletic Handbook. Call the AISA office if you have questions.
State Track Tournament - April 16-17, 2014 at Selma
Morgan Academy track dates for 2014 are March 10, 17, and April 7. The cost will be $45 per school. Contact Coach Rob or Coach Taylor for more information at 334-875-4464.
Restoration Academy is hosting track meets at Birmingham Southern on March 3rd and March 31st. Anyone interested please email Coach Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-461-8019. If there is enough interest there will be electronic timing.
Escambia Academy will host a track meet on April 2. There will be Junior High races as well as Varsity races at this meet. The cost is $40 per school and coaches will be expected to help time and run field events. Contact David Walker at 251-368-2080 for more information.
The State Junior High Track Meet will be held at Escambia Academy on April 12, 2014. There will be two classifications according to football classification. Electronic timing will be provided. There will be a $50 entry fee per school. More information will be provided later on contact David Walker at 251-368-2080.