At Brunswick High School, an extensive program of athletics, extracurricular, and co-curricular activities supplement and expand traditional academic offerings. Participation in these programs is a privilege extended to students who qualify based on specific standards for academics and conduct, which were established by a committee of educators and community members and adopted by the Brunswick Board of Education.
Extracurricular activities are not part of the academic program, are not evaluated as part of a student's grade, and are not required for graduation or promotion. They are usually supervised and/or financed by the school. Some extracurriculars require a small student participation fee. Students choose the extracurricular activities in which they want to participate. Extracurricular activities generally take place outside the classroom time and often involve performance before an audience or spectators.
Co-curricular activities are connected with curricular experiences in a regular classroom situation. Participation in a co-curricular activity is evaluated toward a student's grade.
All students who participate in extracurricular or co-curricular activities are required to adhere by the academic standards and the guidelines set forth in the code of conduct. The guidelines, rules and regulations require that students who represent Brunswick Schools as participants in activities outside the classroom demonstrate high standards for scholarship and citizenship at all times. Many of these provisions of these guidelines are in effect for students 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, meaning the students have a year round responsibility. Students who do not live up to the expectations outlined in the Student Handbook will have the privilege of participation reduced or removed entirely.
Participation in extracurricular activities at Brunswick High School is a privilege, not a right. Students participating in extracurriculars are required to participate in a random drug/alcohol/nicotine testing program. Each student parent is required to sign a form consenting to the random testing. If the "Drug Testing Policy General Authorization Form" is not signed, the student may not participate in any extracurricular activity.
BHS Random Drug/Alcohol/Nicotine Testing Policy
If you have any questions regarding an extracurricular or co-curricular activity, please feel free to contact an activity sponsor, coach, guidance counselor, or administrator.