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Non-Discrimination Policy

No student otherwise eligible under TAPPS Constitution shall be denied, because of race, color, sex, or national origin, the equal opportunity:

  1. to try out for and if selected, participate in the Fine Arts Plan contests offered by the member school district;
  2. to try out for and, if selected, participate in
    • Cross Country,
    • Golf,
    • Swimming and Diving,
    • Tennis, or
    • Track and Field
    • Wrestling
    • Individual Athletic Plans
    • Schools that offer any of these plans may not permit mixed or unequal plans for boys and girls.  Each of the above named activities is classified as an individual sport and therefore, female students may not participate on boys teams as the opportunity exists to participate at the district, regional and state levels as an individual. 
  3. to try out for and, if selected, participate in the corresponding Athletic Plans as follows: CORRESPONDING ATHLETIC PLANS BOYS’ PLANS                                           GIRLS’ PLAN

    Boys’ Basketball                                            Girls’ Basketball­

    Boys’ Soccer                                                   Girls’ Soccer

    Schools offering these plans may not permit boys to participate on girls’ teams, nor girls to participate on boys’  teams, nor permit mixed team participation.

  4. TAPPS football – girls may participate, but any accommodations shall lie with the member school and not the host school for any contest
  5. TAPPS Volleyball is for girls only. Boys may not participate in TAPPS Volleyball.
  6. TAPPS Wrestling if for boys only. Girls may not participate in TAPPS Wrestling.
  7. Exceptions:If one of the following con­ditions exists, a female student may try out for and, if selected, participate on the corresponding boys’ team:
    • the school does not have the corre­sponding Girls’ Basketball Plan to the TAPPS Boys’ Basketball Plan it offers; or
    • the school does not have the corre­sponding Girls’ Soccer Plan to the TAPPS Boys’ Soccer Plan it offers;
    • the female student desires to participate in the high school Baseball Plan, however, girls shall not participate in both baseball and girls’ softball at the same time.