Rancho Student Athletes Instructions for participation in sports at ACHS or RMHS.
Rancho student athletes play sports at their boundary, or home, school. They participate in all practices and competitions with their home school team. Rancho student athletes are enrolled in an “athletic period” at Rancho Campana and are transported to ACHS or RMHS for daily practice by bus.
In order for all of this to happen – all families of current or prospective student athletes must be sure to follow the following procedures.
Step 1 (for New Student Athletes)
Boundary School Determination
Step 2 – all athletes, every year
All prospective athletes must register at athleticclearance.com before attending any try-out and/or practice for 2021-2022 school year. To receive try-out and team information, register online for the all sports in which the athlete may be interested. Head coaches will communicate via e-mail with athletes who have registered at athleticclearance.com for each sport chosen online.
This must be completed BEFORE an athlete tries out for a team.
Athletic Clearance Instructions
1. Register online at athleticclearance.com. Be sure to select ALL boxes indicating sports for which the athlete may want to participate. Complete online registration with correct parent and student electronic signatures.
2. Download the Athletic Physical & Consent Form. Make an appointment for a physical and take this form to your medical doctor for them to complete.
3. Parent and student athlete must sign this form (in ink) and then submit this form one of three ways:
- upload to athleticclearance.com
- email to athletic secretary at Rio Mesa or Camarillo High School.
Step 3 – all athletes, every year
Try out for a team!
Rancho student athletes must keep up with any posted try out dates through their boundary schools. Announcements will be made as we are informed of them – but Rancho does not manage this schedule.
Camarillo High School: GoScorps. All try out dates and team schedules will be posted.
Rio Mesa High School: email specific coaches for try out dates: Please use this link for contact information.
Step 4 – all athletes, every year
Congratulations – You Have Made the Team!
1. Complete the Athletic Participation Form from the link below:
KEY – handle all of this paperwork as early and efficiently as possible. Athletes may not attend practice at their home school until all steps are completed.
Transportation For Athletes
All athletes are picked up at Rancho Campana at the end of 4th period for transportation to their home school for practice.
Rancho athletes are not transported to their home sites on game days for early games. If a coach indicates that they have an earlier departure time, then each athlete will need to provide their own transportation to their home site to be on time for the team’s departure. Athletic coaches are responsible to communicate with players and families.
All athletes must maintain a 2.0 gpa in order to compete.
This eligibility is determined by grade checks in an athletes academic courses (at Rancho) which are completed by the athlete. They submit a form to each teacher who states the student’s grade on that particular date. If student’s gpa is ineligible, Rancho’s athletic director notifies the athlete’s home school of their ineligibility.
Dates are determined by the athletic home schools are are approximately:
- End of October for the Fall/Winter grade check
- End of January for the Winter/Spring grade check
- Beginning of April for Spring sports only
Because Rancho is on the Trimester system and Rio Mesa and Camarillo High School are on the semester systems, these grade checks may come at odd times in the Rancho Academic Calendar. It is imperative that athletes keep their grades at acceptable levels in order to maintain eligibility.
Semester vs Trimester issues:
Athletes obtain their Athletic/PE credit from Rancho Campana High School. To obtain full credit – an athlete must complete a season of their chosen sport and be enrolled in the 5th period athletic class at Rancho Campana High School.