Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
In addition to strong academic programs, the Davenport Community Schools features an amazing array of extracurricular activities designed to help students build skills, relationships and positive self esteem. Offered at every level and in all of our buildings, these activities range from intramural and organized conference sports to a variety of special interest clubs and outlets for creative expression. Organized, monitored and supervised by trained staff and volunteers – along with plenty of student input – these various programs create increased opportunities for students to learn about themselves and the world around them. Many also provide volunteer and community service opportunities. More information on a number of these activities can be found on our individual school websites or by calling the schools directly.
Athletic Eligibility Requirements
Any Davenport Community School District student participating in a program sanctioned by the Iowa High School Athletic Association or the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union will need to meet the requirements stipulated in the Iowa Code 281-36.15 under 36.15(2) Scholarship Rules.
The Superintendent has the authority to act in behalf of the Board on all matters affecting athletic eligibility of students in those cases to which the Iowa Department of Education regulations require approval by the Board and/or Superintendent.
A student in grades 9-12 whose transfer of schools had occurred due to a request for open enrollment by the student’s parents or guardian is ineligible to compete during the first 90 days of transfer. Exception – A student may participate immediately if the student is entering the 9th grade and did not play in any sport for a school following their 8th grade year.
To view information related to academic eligibility for intermediate school athletics, click here: Academic Eligibility for Intermediate Schools.
Important Information and Forms
- Davenport Community School District Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form
- Start and End Dates for 2014-2015
- Athletics Calendar of Events
- HEADS UP: Concussion in High School Sports: The Iowa Legislature passed a new law, effective July 1, 2011, regarding students in grades 7 – 12 who participate in extracurricular interscholastic activities. Please see the Fact Sheet for Parents and Students of visit the Iowa Athletic Association Website