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Athletics/Title IX

​Rockdale County Public Schools believes that interscholastic athletics is an integral component of the total educational experience. We believe students must be aware that athletic participation requires a commitment to their team, school, coaches, community, and, most importantly, themselves. We believe the athletic participation must aid in the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of each and every student who chooses to participate.

Contact Job Title Business Phone
Kechia Rowles Athletics Coordinator 770-929-0176 Ext. 34229



Athletics Forms

Athletic Physical Evaluation Form GHSA-PPE-4
Athletic Programs Emergency Information & Consent Form




High School Athletics Pages and Information

RCHS Bulldogs Athletics Page
Rockdale County High School Privit registration instructions - Online Athletic Records account

HHS Patriots Athletics Page
Heritage High School Privit registration instructions - Online Athletic Records account

SHS Seminoles Athletics Page
Salem High School Privit registration instructions - Online Athletic Records account





More Information

Athletic Philosophy
Sports Medicine
Student Athletic Aide


Student Athletes & Sportsmanship

Athletes Are Good Sports
Georgia High School Association
NCAA - College-Bound Student Athletes


Athletic Organizations

National Athletic Trainers' Association
The Physican and Sportsmedicine
Sports Medicine on the Web
Georgia High School Association
Georgia High School Sports


Injury Links

The Athletic Advisor
Phil Davies' Sports Fitness Advisor
Concussion Injury - CDC
MRSA Infections - CDC




Heat Safety

Board policy requires that the principal at each school set up procedures and guidelines to ensure student safety during outside activities.  At a minimum the procedures will include a heat index reading taken immediately prior to participation in outside activities; an education program for coaches, athletes, and parents on hydration, sports nutrition and injury prevention; and minimal equipment required for proper hydration as well as treatment of symptoms surrounding heat illness. The Board has also developed regulations that set minimum standards for heat safety which can be viewed at the Board's eBoard website - JGFB-R




Sports Medicine Program

​The Sports Medicine Team (physicians, athletic trainer, and physical therapist) develops a comprehensive injury care program that includes:

  • •  injury prevention strategies

  • •  proper, accurate assessment of injury type and severity

  • •  appropriate first aid

  • •  determining if and when an injured athlete can return to play

  • •  referral of injured athlete, when indicated, to an appropriate medical facility

  • •  rehabilitation programs to return injured athletes to practice and competition as quickly as possible with minimal risk of injury.

Several local physicians work with RCPS Athletic Teams to ensure that adequate care is provided to student athletes, and that they safely return to their activities with limited risk of further injury.​





Student Athletic Aide Program

​A meeting will be held in the spring for students and parents interested in participating in the Student Athletic Aide program and summer training camp. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to meet with current student participants and receive more information about the program, camp dates, and camp cost.

The Student Athletic Aide (SAA) Program is designed for students who have worked as athletic team managers and for students interested in working with athletic teams in the future. Students interested in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and other Sports Medicine fields are encouraged to participate.

The goal of the program is to introduce students to the athletic training profession and educate them to ensure that they have the skills needed to assist athletic teams. Any Rockdale County middle or high school student interested in being a part of the SAA Program is encouraged to contact Kechia Seabrooks Rowles, 770-388-5677, extension 3388, krowles@rockdale.k12.ga.us





RCPS Athletics Philosophy

​Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) believes that interscholastic athletics is an integral component of the total educational experience. We believe students must be aware that athletic participation requires a commitment to their team, school, coaches, community, and most important, themselves. We believe that athletic participation must aid in the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of each and every student who chooses to participate. Our objectives include the following:

  • •  RCPS will be a fearless advocate for our student athletes to help them acquire important skills to aid in their development into successful citizens both on and off their respective playing fields.

  • •  RCPS embraces the concept of the student athlete as, first and foremost, a student while at the same time understanding the benefits gained through athletic competition.

  • •  Student athletes are expected to be model students in the classroom through their efforts and respect shown to school staff and adherence to school rules and expectations.

  • •  Coaches will be positive role models who display an in-depth knowledge of their activity, possess exemplary teaching skills, exhibit strong leadership, demonstrate ethical behavior, demonstrate interest in the holistic development of their athletes, and make an effort to explore post-secondary athletic opportunities for their student athletes.

  • •  Coaches will understand that participation in interscholastic athletics is voluntary.

  • •  Coaches will refrain from "mandating" off-season practices in compliance with RCPS bylaws; instead student athletes should be encouraged.

  • •  While RCPS recognizes that not every student athlete will compete at the collegiate level, every effort will be made to ensure each and every athlete is prepared both physically and intellectually, and informed of the academic eligibility requirements to qualify and meet the admission requirements of institutions of higher learning.

RCPS offers several opportunities for participation in extracurricular activities that enhance the educational, emotional, physical, and social development of students. Research has shown a direct correlation between athletic participation and academic achievement; and extracurricular activities foster the development and demonstration of leadership skills. For these reasons, students are encouraged to participate in one or more extracurricular activities while in school. RCPS sponsors numerous athletic teams at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. For information regarding athletics and extracurricular activities at a specific school, please contact the school directly or visit the website of the school.