Athletic programs provide vital and wholesome extra-curricular activities in the middle and high school, and all students are encouraged to take part. Athletic programs focus on teamwork, how to cope with success and disappointment, and the necessity of physical well-being. Dawson County is a member of the Georgia High School Association in each of the following areas:

Activity Level
Baseball Varsity, Junior Varsity
Basketball Varsity, Junior Varsity, 9th, 8th, 7th grades
Cheerleading Varsity, Competitive, 7th and 8th grades
Cross Country Varsity
Debate Grades 9-12
Football Varsity, Junior Varsity, 7th and 8th grades
Golf Varsity
Literary Grades 9-12
One-Act Play Grades 9-12
Soccer Varsity 7th and 8th grades
Softball (Fast Pitch) Varsity Junior Varsity, 7th and 8th grades
Tennis Varsity
Track Varsity
Wrestling Varsity, 7th and 8th grades

Generally, to participate in Georgia High School Association competitions, a student must meet the following requirements:
  --be in good standing with the GHSA.
  --must have passed at least 3 classes (of 4 in high school) or 5 classes (of 7 in middle school) during the previous semester.
  --must be "on-track" for graduation.
  --must be in good standing with the school administration.
  --must attend all practices and meetings unless excused.
A complete list of requirements can be obtained from the Athletic Director.
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