Somerset Academy South Homestead Middle and High School is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). The FHSAA is a Non-Profit 501c(3) Private Corporation, the Florida High School Athletic Association was founded on April 9, 1920 by a group of 29 high school principals who met at Peabody Hall on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
The Florida Legislature, in 1997, gave the FHSAA statutory recognition as the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.
The FHSAA has shown a steady growth in membership throughout its history. Currently, the FHSAA has a total of over 800 member schools.
The aim of the FHSAA is to promote, direct, supervise and regulate interscholastic athletic programs in which high school students, whose schools are members, compete. To accomplish this aim, the Association:
- Establishes and enforces regulations to ensure that all such athletic programs are part of, and contribute towards, the entire educational program;
- Cooperates closely with the Florida Department of Education in the development of athletic programs;
- Promotes the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play in all athletic contests; and
- Enacts policies and guidelines that safeguard the physical, mental and moral welfare of high school students, and protect them from exploitation.
The citizens of Florida have long recognized and endorsed the role of the FHSAA – a non-profit, voluntary organization – in providing supervision, control and promotion of the interscholastic athletic programs in which students engage.
Please visit their website for additional rules and requirements at: www.FHSAA.org