The mission of Teleos Preparatory Academy (TPA) is to provide students with a distinguished college-preparatory, liberal arts program to educate students for the lifelong pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty. TPA believes that the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of selected activities is a vital part of this educational experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibility to the school, to the activity, to other students, to the community, and to the athletes themselves. Athletics provides a balance of experiences that contribute to the development of learning and emotional skills that enable the student to achieve maximum benefit from his or her education.
- To use athletic participation as an opportunity to help develop trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, fairness, caring and citizenship.
- To compete with sportsmanship and respect for the opposition.
- To win and lose with humility and dignity.
- To teach the importance of fulfilling commitments.
- To teach the values of hard work, competition, cooperation, and perseverance.
- To develop a sense of self-worth and self-control.
- To develop an attitude which will contibute positively to lifelong health.
- To have fun.
Please click on the links below to download the forms you will need for your child to participate in a sport at Teleos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee to participate in athletics at Teleos?
Yes – like many other charter and public schools, Teleos charges a participation fee for each athletic team. The fee for athletics is $90 per student, per sport. This fee includes use of a school athletics uniform, league dues, officials’ fees, team equipment, coaching salaries, and other athletic fees incurred by Teleos to properly administer the program.
Are there tryouts for each sport?
There are tryouts for certain Teleos athletic teams if it is logistically impossible for the school to accommodate every student that would like to play. For example, Teleos has tryouts for boys tackle football, girls volleyball, boys & girls basketball, and baseball. The number of students allowed on each team will vary, and we will also try at the junior high level to provide an additional team if we have enough students interested. We at Teleos acknowledge that any system that incorporates tryouts can be very emotionally challenging for students and we will make every effort to include as many students as possible in an athletic activity every season.
Are uniforms & equipment provided?
It is required that students wear their Teleos PE uniform for practices. Teleos will provide each student who is a member of the team with a game uniform to be used during the season. Students who damage or lose the uniform will have to replace the uniform at a cost of $87. Teleos will also provide all of the major equipment requirements for each sport for use by the team members. Some sports, however, will require additional equipment that must be provided by each individual student in order for that student to participate – i.e. each student must provide his or her own glove for baseball.
Where are practices & games held?
Because Teleos has a limited facility with regard to athletics, some athletic activties will be practiced and played off campus. *Transportation of students to and from practice and to and from games that are NOT played at the Teleos campus is the sole responsibility of parents.
When are practices & games?
The practice and game schedules vary with each season and each sport. If Teleos is sponsoring a sport that is done on campus, students have the option to remain on campus immediately afterschool at which time they can have a self-provided snack, get changed, get some homework done, and pack their things while they are waiting to begin practice. The junior high teams will normally practice two times per week plus games; the high school will normally practice four times per week plus games.
Does school attendance impact my student’s participation in athletics?
Yes – students who are not present at school by the end of the second period are not eligible to practice or play that same academic day. Attendance in class and attention to academics remains the number one priority of ALL Teleos students who are participating in athletics.