Antelope Valley School District

Athletics

ATHLETIC OFFICE STAFF EMAIL

Vice Principal of Athletics - Ed Gonzalez egonzalez@avhsd.org

Athletics Secretary - Gizelle Solis gsolis@avhsd.org

Athletic Director - Aaron Kavanagh akavanagh@avhsd.org

SPORTS OFFERED - COACH EMAIL

FALL:

Girls Flag Football - Dean Miller dpmiller@avhsd.org

Football - Russell Gordon rgordon@avhsd.org

Girls Golf - Dan Pratt djpratt@avhsd.org

Girls Tennis - Liz Lichfield a10smenace@aol.com

Cross Country - Matt Bierowicz mbierowicz@avhsd.org

Girls Volleyball - Dave Gutierrez dgutierrez@avhsd.org

ESports - Tim Fields tfields@avhsd.org

 

WINTER:

Girls Basketball - Ryan Kaupang rkaupang@avhsd.org

Boys Basketball - Bernard Nichter bnichter@avhsd.org

Boys/Girls Wrestling - Ron Coleman rcoleman@avhsd.org

Girls Soccer - Arika Ontiveros aontiveros@avhsd.org

Boys Soccer - Charlie Gordon charliewgordon@gmail.com

 

SPRING:

Softball - Robert Drennan rdrennan@avhsd.org

Boys and Girls Swimming - Brian Reed breed@avhsd.org

Track and Field - Dean Miller dpmiller@avhsd.org

Boys Tennis - Jose Guerrero jguerrero49@roadrunner.com

Boys Volleyball - Ryan Dunham rdunham@avhsd.org

Baseball - Aaron Kavanagh akavanagh@avhsd.org

ESports - Tim Fields tfields@avhsd.org

Sports Calendar

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Quartz Hill Athletic Clearance Information

Athleticclearnace.com

Athletic Physical Form

Bus Waiver

Quartz Hill High School Athletic Staff:

Vice Principal of Athletics - Ed Gonzalez

Athletics Secretary - Gizelle Solis

Athletic Director - Aaron Kavanagh

Current Quartz Hill Coaches

Hello parents and welcome to Quartz Hill High School!  My name is Aaron Kavanagh and I am the Athletic Director at Quartz Hill.  I am excited to help you through your athletic career here at QHHS, but first you need to be cleared to start participating.  

Here is a quick rundown of the important information you will need to begin to get your student-athlete cleared so when we can return to sports, your student-athlete is ready to begin competing!   

  1. Getting Cleared: 

    1. All Quartz Hill student-athletes MUST be cleared to try-out and participate in athletics at Quartz Hill. 

    2. All athletes must begin the process to get cleared by starting at athleticclearance.com.  Click the link to start the online process.

    3. Incoming 9th grade student-athletes CANNOT participate in any sports until after their last day of 8th grade.

    4. Student-athletes must also have a valid physical to participate in athletics.

  2. Physicals:

    1. You can get a physical through your doctor, or any place that will let you walk in and pay cash for the physical.

    2. All physicals must be returned to the athletics office before a student can participate in athletics.

    3. All physical forms MUST have a doctor's signature and stamp on it, otherwise they are not cleared (unless the physical is through Kaiser)

    4. Athletic Injury Management (AIM) (and others) will do walk-in physicals.  

      • 1051 West Avenue M Suite #209

    5. AVORS Medical Group will do walk in physicals

      • 42135 10th Street West

  3. Academics:

    1. Quartz Hill students must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average to stay eligible for high school sports

      • This means a 2.0 GPA at the 1st Quarter, 1st Semester, 3rd Quarter and 2nd Semester

      • A = 4 points, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1; a student would need 12 grade points, assuming typical 6 classes and no more than 2 F’s are allowed for any grading period.

    2. Academic probation will be available for those who fall short of a 2.0 GPA at the grading periods.  

    3. However, there are minimum requirements in order to meet eligibility for Athletic Probation.

  4. Sports and Seasons:

Fall:

Tackle Football

Girls Flag Football

Cross Country (Boys and Girls)

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

Girls Golf

 

Winter:

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Girls Soccer

Boys Soccer

Girls Wrestling

Boys Wrestling

 

Spring:

Baseball

Softball

Track and Field (Boys and Girls)

Swimming (Boys and Girls)

Boys Volleyball

Boys Tennis

Boys Golf

  1. Q and A’s:

Q - Why am I not cleared for baseball but I am for football? 

A - Student-athletes won't be fully cleared until their season of sport, they will be practice only. Once baseball season comes around, we would check grades and make sure their physical is valid and we would then fully clear them. 

 

Q - Im practice only in Home Campus.  Why?

A - Practice only means you can practice fully with your team.  There are no issues with your clearance other than you are not in season.  Also, clearances do not happen instantly.  In normal circumstances you should allow 24-48 hours to get cleared after turning in the paperwork.

 

Q - Im a transfer student.  What do I do?

A - See Coach Kavanagh or the athletic secretary for the correct paperwork.

 

Q - I'm cleared for one season, so am I cleared for all seasons?

A - No.  Grades change and physicals expire. Physicals only last one calendar year.

 

Q - How do I switch sports on Home Campus?

A - You dont.  So when doing your online clearance, select all of the sports you think you might play.

 

Q - I turned in my paperwork, and I am not still cleared, can I still practice while waiting?

A - No.  Student-athletes must wait until FULLY cleared (email to the parent when cleared) to participate in any sports at QHHS.

 

Q - My team is holding summer workouts and I am not cleared.  Since they are over summer can I participate?

A - No.  Student-athletes must wait until FULLY cleared to participate in any sports at QHHS, online, virtual or physical.

Academic Eligibility Requirements

 

In order to encourage and promote academic excellence, students in grades 9-12 who participate in extra/co-curricular activities/interscholastic competition shall demonstrate satisfactory minimum progress in meeting the requirements for graduation by undertaking the prescribed course of study and meeting the standards of proficiency established by the District.

 

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

Any student elected or appointed to a student office, or who represents his/her school in extra/cocurricular activities/interscholastic competition, shall meet all the academic eligibility requirements as follows:

Keep at least a 2.0 average on a 4.0 grading scale for the preceding grading period. Each course in which the student is enrolled will be used in the calculations of the grade point average during the period of attendance. All incoming freshmen shall have first quarter as a probationary period to become eligible or ineligible.

Instruction AR 6145(b)

EXTRA/CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/INTERSCHOLASTIC COMPETITION

Enroll and maintain passing grades in at least four subjects in each grading period of which only one subject may be physical education.

Maintain minimum progress toward meeting the graduation requirements of the District, which is defined as passing a minimum of 20 credits, with a 2.0 average on a 4.0 grading scale, the previous grading period.

The grade point average used to determine eligibility shall be based on grades of the previous grading period.

The District schools will consider the following as report periods:

First Quarter

First Semester/2nd Quarter

Third Quarter

Second Semester/4th Quarter

Citizenship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for participation in extra/co-curricular activities/interscholastic competition, each student shall maintain a positive record of citizenship. Students shall be ineligible for participation if they receive three or more unsatisfactory marks in citizenship during the previous grading period.

The principal will have the authority to remove a student who is representing his/her school from extra/co-curricular activities/interscholastic competition if, in the principal’s judgment, the student’s behavior (prior or present) is of a nature considered not conducive to representing his/her school. A student selected to represent the school/District must meet the school’s and the District’s expectations as a role model for others. In order to be eligible to represent one’s school, a student must:

Maintain a high regard for personal standards of courtesy, decency, clean language, appropriate dress, honesty, and wholesome relations with others.

Display respect for the rights of others, conduct him or herself in a manner which reflects a consideration for the rights and privileges of others, and cooperate with all members of the school community.

*Maintain regular and punctual school attendance.

 

Instruction AR 6145(c)

EXTRA/CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/INTERSCHOLASTIC COMPETITION

Attendance Eligibility Requirements

Students are eligible to represent the school in an afternoon or evening activity/competition only if they attend a minimum school day on the day of the activity/competition (240 minutes).

Suspended students are not eligible to represent the school while on suspension. Eligibility returns at the start of the school day on the first day following the suspension.

Athletic – Academic – Activities Letters

Letters are only worn on the QH Letterman jacket with “Columbia” blue shell and white leather sleeves. Jackets are purchased at student’s expense at various sporting goods and trophy shops in the Antelope Valley. No variations to this jacket are allowed.

  • Academic Letter – students must be enrolled in 6 classes; 4 of the 6 classes must meet the entrance requirements for the University of California system; and a grade point average of 3.66 or above must be maintained for two consecutive semesters.
  • Athletic Letters – each sport has different requirements, see coaches for details.
  • Leadership – See Mr. Culver
  • Band – see Band Director
  • Drama – see Drama teacher