Thomas Sumter Academy’s athletic program is an integral part of our efforts to develop well-rounded students. Athletics play a big part in the school’s overall pride and spirit. All students are encouraged to participate in the athletic events as either a participant or a spectator. A qualified coaching staff is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals for success on and off the athletic fields.
Strength and Conditioning Program A seventh period class has been established for Varsity athletes to lift weights and participate in speed and quickness exercises to encourage strength, speed, and desire. Most of our Varsity coaches assist in this training and special attention is given to each grade level starting with Middle School.
Athletic Eligibility Eligibility is determined by SCISA rules, which state the following: A student must pass at least four core subjects or any five courses each nine-week grading period. A student must have received credit for at least for one-credit core courses or any five one-credit courses from the previous year to be eligible for the first nine-week grading period. A maximum of two summer school credits will be accepted. A student must receive credit for more than fifty percent of his/her courses in order for summer school to make them eligible in the fall. Students have eight consecutive semesters of eligibility from the time they enter ninth grade.