The benefits of participation in sports for young girls extend beyond fitness and competition. Girls who play sports earn better grades and demonstrate higher self-esteem than non-athletes. And those who play sports are also more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. Female athletes are less likely to smoke, abuse drugs or become pregnant during their teenage years. Skills gained from sports participation, including teamwork, leadership and discipline, are crucial as women progress in the corporate world at higher levels than ever before. It has been reported that eighty-percent of female managers of Fortune 500 companies have played organized sports on some level.
Federal law, Title IX, State law and MDUSD policy prohibit anyone at a school from discriminating against any student on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender. Males and females must be treated the same in all areas, including:
Per ARTICLE 4 of the California Education Code known as the Sex Equity in Education Act (221.5-231.5) we are making the following information public. Statistics will be updated at the completion of spring tryouts and retained for three years.