AISA has been serving independent schools in Alabama since 1970.
- HEADMASTERS' ASSOCIATION DUES: Headmasters' Association dues are $150.00. Please send to the following:
Abbeville Christian Academy
Attn: Melanie Carlisle
P. O. Box 9
Abbeville, AL 36310-0009
Headmaster Association Officers:
President – Dr. John Mehaffey
VP – Doug Bradford
Treasurer – Melanie Carlisle
Secretary – Becky Baggett
Please forward any ideas or concerns to one of these individuals. Being a member of the Headmasters' Association, qualifies you to have an applicant for the Headmasters' Association Scholarship.
- STATE READING CONTEST - Entries must be submitted into the AISA office no later than March 26, 2020. Please make sure you read the general information and rules!
- ORATORICAL CONTEST: District Contests are scheduled for October 15, 2019, and the State Contest is on October 22, 2019 at the Huntingdon College Drum Theater. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the contest will begin at 10:00 a.m.
The topic for this year’s competition will be: Freedom of Speech: Why it is an important right and when, if ever, should it be limited?
- SPELLING BEE COMPETITION - The AISA District Spelling Bee is November 13, 2019. The AISA State Spelling Bee is December 2, 2019 at Huntingdon College Drum Theater. To order the AISA Word List Student Supplement, please call the AISA office at 334-833-4080 or email at email@example.com.
- DRAMA COMPETITION - The Region Drama Competition is January 10, 2020. The State Drama Festival is January 17, 2020 at Huntingdon College Drum Theater.
- SCHOLARS' BOWL COMPETITION - District Middle School (grades 6-8) Scholars' Bowl Competition date is December 4, 2019. The State Middle School Scholars' Bowl Competition date is January 27, 2020 at Huntingdon College. The District High School (grades 9-12) Scholars' Bowl Competition date is February 5, 2020. The State High School Scholars' Bowl Competition date is March 5, 2020 at Huntingdon College.
- MATH COMPETITION - District Middle School/High School Math Competition is on January 14, 2020. The State Middle School/High School Math Competition is on February 7, 2020 - TBA
- SCIENCE FAIR COMPETITION - The District Science Fair will be on January 23, 2020. District host schools are reminded to fax their results to the AISA office (334-833-4086) as soon as district competitions are completed. The 2020 AISA State Science Fair will be held on January 31, 2020 at the Huntingdon College Wilson Gym.
- CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION - Creative Writing Prompt: You are walking in the park when you notice an abandoned cell phone ringing on a bench. You pick the phone up and answer. Tell us a story about what happens next.
Creative Writing is due in the AISA office no later than December 19, 2019.
- ELEMENTARY CHORAL FESTIVAL - April 3, 2020 hosted TBA
- SECONDARY HONOR CHOIR - April 8, 2020 hosted TBA
- ART SHOW COMPETITION - District Art Shows will be held on April 24, 2020. The AISA State Art Show will be at the Faulkner University gymnasium on May 6, 2020 with the set up beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the judging beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. The public viewing will be from 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
- TECHNOLOGY FAIR COMPETITION - The AISA State Technology Fair will be held on April 17, 2020 at TBA, with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the competition beginning at 8:30 a.m.
- The AISA Chairman's Award has been established by the AISA for the specific purpose of recognizing member schools that achieve athletic excellence during the school year. The Chairman's Award form MUST be in the AISA Office by June 1, 2019.
- AISA President's Award: The President's Award was established by the AISA for the specific purpose of recognizing member schools that achieve academic excellence during the school year. President's Award form and documentation must be in the AISA office by June 1, 2019.
- ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION EXAMINATION AS RELATED TO AISA DIPLOMA AND ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS: Rebecca Mims, Education Specialist for Assessment and Accountability, at the Alabama State Department of Education, has notified us that non-public school students may not take the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) unless their non-public school chooses to have all students tested. Therefore, the AISA’s academic and athletic requirement policies concerning senior transfers and the passing of the AHSGE are no longer in effect. Since these selected students no longer have the opportunity to retake failed portions of the test, we cannot enforce these policies. Students ruled ineligible due to this policy are now declared eligible effective immediately.
- ACCELERATED Dual Enrollment Online www.troy.edu/ecampus/accelerate
Athletic Director Notes
- AISA COACHES' ASSOCIATION DUES OF $200 ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2019. Make your check payable to AISA Coaches' Association, and mail to Coach Glynn Lott, Coaches' Association President; Macon East Academy; 15396 Vaughn Rd.; Cecil, AL; 36013 $200.00 for all schools--after November 1, 2018 dues will go to $300.00.
- CONCUSSION RULE FOR ALL SPORTS: AISA Concussion Policy: Any student athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be removed from the contest and shall not return that day. Following the day the concussion symptoms occur, the student athlete may return to practice or play only after a medical release has been issued by a medical doctor. Click here for more information or policy forms
- THE 2019-2020 GATE ADMISSION FEES: Gate Admission Fees: Regular season play, Tournament play, Double headers and Jamborees: $7.00 adults $5.00 students. Area/Regional Playoffs: $8.00 Admission for everyone. Tripleheader Football Championships: $15.00 Admission for everyone. Admission to AISA State Athletic Events is $10.00 adults and students (All-Stars, Elite 8, Championship Play, etc.).
- AISA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM: The AISA does not sponsor an AISA state championship program below the level of varsity athletics.
- ATTENTION ATHLETIC COMMITTEE: The next Athletic Committee Meeting is scheduled for August 28, 2019 at the AISA office at 10:00 a.m.
- SPORTS OFFICIAL BILL AND SPORTSMANSHIP: Please announce AISA Sportsmanship Statement and Sports Officials Bill prior to each athletic event. Click here to read these statements
- ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR 2019-20: Courses taken in summer school shall be considered an extension of the school year and credits earned in summer school may be used in determining scholastic eligibility of students. Independent Study and tutorial type courses may not be used for athletic eligibility purposes. All summer school work and approved correspondence/on-line courses may be used for eligibility purposes but final grades must be in and recorded on student's transcript on the Monday prior to the AISA’s third playing date for football (September 9, 2019). A student is allowed a maximum of two (2) units in summer school to establish eligibility for the fall semester. Clarification: Summer school is defined as any coursework begun after end of 2nd semester (as stated on AISA calendar) and concluded by the deadline set by the AISA.
- HOME SCHOOL OPPONENTS: PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT PROPOSAL/POLICY: “Student-athletes transferring from a home school and/or a non-traditional school program will be eligible for AISA interscholastic athletics, if all AISA eligibility requirements have been met. AISA schools are not allowed to play home school teams in any sport (exception ACSC).
- PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FOR ALL AISA ATHLETES/CHEERLEADERS: Refer to Physical Exam Form and Medical History Form in the Appendix of your AISA Athletic Handbook. Call the AISA office if you have questions.
- AISA STATE TRACK at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, 19025 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, AL, on April 9-10, 2020