The Piqua City Schools provide a comprehensive educational framework while striving for athletic and academic excellence. Instrumental music students learn and perform in marching band, two concert bands, the show choir combo and/or in preparation for solo/ensemble contest. Vocal music students may enroll and participate in Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Show Choir and/or Concert Choir. Each year the high school produces a musical that involves dozens of students and many adult supporters.
Athletics for PCS Students
For PHS and PJHS sports/team schedules, go to: schedulestar.com
Athletics are an important part of the overall educational experience. The values learned as a competitor apply to many facets of life. We are proud of the rich athletic tradition which has been established over the years, and the involvement of parents and community as Boosters. Students may participate at the high school level (Greater Western Ohio Conference/North Division) in: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
Students pay a participation fee for high school and junior high sports in Piqua City Schools: Per student, $45 for first sport, $30 for second, $25 for third; $150 cap per family per year (combining PHS and PJHS participation of students in family).
Outstanding Facilities: Home football games are played in the 8,200-seat Alexander Stadium located next to the high school. Track meets and district level meets take place on the all-weather track. Six tennis courts and three football/soccer practice fields complete the outdoor practice complex.
Basketball, volleyball, and other indoor activities take place in Garbry Gymnasium at the high school. The gym seats 2,700 and serves as the site for the Boys Division IV Sectional Basketball Tournament. All Piqua students have access to the impressive weight room facility equipped with $60,000 worth of free weights and machines. A training room is supervised by a certified athletic trainer.
Soccer matches are played at the recently renovated Wertz Stadium on East Ash Street, which has a seating capacity of 5,600. Wrestling events are held at both Piqua High school and Roosevelt Fieldhouse, next to Wertz Stadium.
Home baseball contests are played at Hardman Field. This complex is considered to be one of the finest in the state of Ohio.
The golf team plays home matches at Echo Hills Golf Course on Echo Lake Drive. The swimming team uses the pool facilities at the Miami County YMCA.
These outstanding facilities are a great source of pride to the Piqua students, coaching staff, faculty, and the community.
Eligibility: Residential eligibility is determined by the school district of residence of a student's parents or legal guardian. If a student changes schools and his/her parents do not move to the new school district, the student will be ineligible for one year unless he/she meets one of the exceptions to the transfer bylaws. Academic eligibility in regard to scholarship is governed by the guidelines of both the OHSAA and the Piqua City Schools. According to OHSAA, eligibility is determined by grades received the preceding grading period. Semester average and yearly average have no effect on eligibility.
- Students in grades 9-12 must be currently enrolled in school and receiving passing grades in a minimum of five one-credit courses, or the equivalent, in the immediately preceding grading period.
- Students in grades 7-8 must be currently enrolled in school and receiving passing grades in the immediately preceding grading period in 75% of the subjects in which enrolled.
- Summer school grades may not be used to substitute for failing grades received in the final grading period of the regular school year, or for lack of enough subjects taken the preceding grading period.
- According to Piqua City Schools policy, all student athletes interested in participating in extracurricular activities at the secondary level (7-12) must meet the following academic requirements:
- Any student who with failing grades (F) in two or more subjects in any grading period will be ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities during the succeeding grading period.
- For those who are ineligible, the grading period is defined to end on the 5th school day after the grading period ends.
- Students who do not meet the academic requirements for the last grading period of the school year will become ineligible for the first grading period of the succeeding year.